Used old flat sheets to make pj pants for the family. We never use the flat sheets on our beds. I also repurposed one of dh's old shirts that was too small for him into a pair of pants for our almost 3 year old.
This is me exactly. The problem with that though is that I have to be up early in the morning to get the kids off to school. Sometimes I wish we homeschooled just so we could run on our schedule instead of the rest of the world's. LOL My kids are all night owls as well and I usually have a hard time getting them to bed at a decent hour.
Well, I voted no, not because I don't think boys should have dolls (both my boys have dolls but they are younger) but I think that at the age of 9 he is probably moving on to different sorts of toys. I think it would be appreciated more by your younger daughter. I'm sure he would appreciate something from his "list" like the building toys, etc.
We've been paper free for 3 or 4 years now. For my own family I don't wrap at all. I take all their gifts out of any packaging, make sure everything that needs assembling is put together and set it all up under the tree. I do hang gift tags off of the things meant for just one child as opposed to shared gifts. The kids aren't any less excited Christmas morning. It's just as much fun to take in everything under the tree and sort through it all. They don't even...
I do get some coupons from Save.ca as well as gocoupons.ca and brandsaver.ca. Mostly for laundry soap, paper towels, etc. You do get the odd coupon for something good like whole grain pasta. We don't buy a lot of toilet paper since we use family cloth here, toilet paper is only in the powder room on the main floor for guests. I've also been making my own powdered laundry soap for our regular laundry and save the liquid laundry detergent for the diapers. Our...
We are a family of 7 (2 adults and 5 kids ranging from nearly 3 to 10). We spend about $900 but I'd like to get it down to $600 since that's what we're budgeted for. I'm finding it really tough though. We cook mostly from scratch, as much organic as we can afford and what I feel is really important to purchase organically, and hardly any processed foods. The only things I buy "processed" would be things like crackers, rice cakes, canned tomato products and pop (dh's...
I haven't really come across bargains for waldorf toys. The pricing seems to be similar at all the different shops. If someone knows of some great deals, etc. please chime in! LOL I like Nova Natural and Three Sisters Toys for stores in the US. Etsy is also a great source for toys.
Well, I'll tell you the things my 2.5 year old loves to play with.
waldorf baby dolls
stacking/nesting toys (we have the rainbow, fire, water, cave and earth ones as well as a set of bowls.)
larger wooden cars
wool felt balls
toy kitchen and accessories
crayons and paper
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I did get the kids a wooden dollhouse for Christmas and I'm sure it will be a hit with my toddler.