Here’s a wonderful project that I am so happy to see!
I am (uplifting them) is a new social media project that proposes to use social media to uplift our kids instead of to shame them.
Page creator Stephanie says:
I am saddened by the amount of kid-shaming photos and stories I see all over the internet. My proposal is that we flood the world wide web with kid-positivity and uplifting stories and photos. So, grab a kid (preferably your own; if not get permission) and ask them to finish the sentence, ‘I am…’ Write down what they say (I guarantee it’ll be positive) snap a picture of them holding it and post it everywhere! Post them here as well and let’s see how many uplifting, positive things we can learn about our children!
Want to take part? You can join in on Facebook or Twitter and invite your own kids to celebrate how fabulous they really are.
I’m off to see what my kids want to put on their signs!
… Should you choose to accept it, is to do one or more of the following:
1. Cancel something you didn’t really want to do.
2. Cuddle on the couch or bed with your kiddo(s) and read a pile of wonderful books together.
3. Make something tasty together.
4. Occupy the kids long enough to buy yourself time to soak in the bath.
5. Wear jingle bells on your ankles.
6. Call someone who makes you feel happy.
7. Buy yourself a Christmas present. Open it right away.
8. Give a hundred hugs today.
9. Tell us a joke in the comments.
10. Do something today that you’ll remember 10 years from now with a smile.
Extra credit if you do more than one!
Extra, extra credit if you tell me about them!
Victoria at 15, Photo by Carmela Rose (awesome BFF)
I just had to pop in for a minute and report a happy little update on Victoria, who had her 18 month recheck this week with her oncologist/surgeon.
He says there is absolutely no sign of the cancer recurring and he is 99% sure that she is cancer-free. He’ll continue to monitor her, but he says he feels really positive about her prognosis.
Now that’s pretty magical news, I tell ya.
I saw this adorable video on Technology Rocks. Seriously. and had to share it. I love this little girl! :) Happy Tuesday!
Those who have been reading Magical Childhood for a while know that I often recommend sheet painting. It’s even one of the first crafts I put up on the original Magical Childhood site.
We have been using an old white bed sheet for crafts and sheet painting for over a dozen years now.
In the summer time, we hang it on the clothes line and the kids use paint to decorate it.
Sometimes we put it on the ground and they decorate it with their feet.
Sometimes it’s washable paint, sometimes not.
The sheet looks different every year and every project.
In the winter time and on rainy days, the sheet is our art tablecloth. It doesn’t matter how messy or staining an activity is, because if it stains the craft sheet it just adds more character and another memory.
I love my craft sheet and it makes me smile every time I spread it on the table or hang it on the line for another round of staining.
It’s so amazing to look at little one year old Fiona using it now and remembering when her teenage sisters were making those stains.
You can use any old flat bed sheet for an art cloth or pick one up for a dollar or two from a thrift store.
I highly recommend starting your own.
You’ll never find another bunch of stains to make you smile more.
It turns out we completely missed Saint David’s Day yesterday, but I found this blog post full of Welsh crafts from Filth Wizardry so delightful that I had to pass it on anyway.
I’m in love with the easy paper leeks!
(Long-time readers also know that I’ll celebrate any excuse to have fun that involves sheep.)
If you want to continue with the theme of St. David and Wales, here are some wonderful compilations of crafts and activities on DLTK (did you know that dragons are considered Wales’ national animal?!) and Activity Village (I love the dragon sock puppet!).
In any case, happy March, chickadees! Spring is really coming. Yay!
Look for a post on ways to make the day magical on Monday. My husband’s recovery is coming along well and I think it’s time for us to start easing out of hibernation. :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Got snow? Here’s a delightful way to use it!
Wouldn’t it be fun to sneak outside tonight and do this to the family car? Or even all the cars in the parking lot?!
I love this story!
A group of homeschoolers from Logos Public Charter School gave Rogue Valley Mall shoppers an early Halloween treat Saturday.
An flash-mob performance by more than 30 umbrella-wielding students — from third-graders through high-school seniors — drew an enthusiastic response that provoked an instant encore.
What fun! Way to go, kiddos!