One of the first places I head to in my local thrift store is the glassware section. It is not uncommon for me to buy up all the mason jars or other glass jars they have. I like ones with lids (as long as they don't have mold or rust) but I will buy ones without lids as well because they are one of my favorite storage containers. I rarely buy anything from the store that comes in jars like these (spaghetti sauce, pickles) so I have to get mine second hand. Last year I wrote about 10 Ways to … [Read more...]
Do You Teach Your Kids to Share?
Okay...time for a little admission here. I do not really teach my kids to share...there I said it. Most of you already know I am not a very conventional parent and one of the things that has always bothered me about conventional parenting wisdom is the whole sharing mandate. Kids have to share we are told. But I never really got this because I do not believe in having double standards where kids are concerned...aka mommy can hit you but you can't hit me...or your sister, or you can't throw a … [Read more...]