I read a lot of magazines every month..one in particular that I look forward to receiving and reading cover to cover is Cookie Magazine. As a mother of two small girls 4 and 18 months there are usually a few tips that I jot down and a few products that I make a mental note to either buy or buy later. Here are my notes from this month: Item to buy: Blank Bound Books $3.50 each, Treetop Publishing, www.sonsanddaughtersinc.com - my oldest daughter loves to draw while she is in the car...I have lots of loose pages or notebooks full of her drawings, but this is such a great way of collecting her art...and sending a volume to her great grandmothers!
Mother Trick/Tip: Julie Alvin writes about how fashion designer Cynthia Rowley keeps her 3 and 9 year old entertained while traveling.
- For the car: "turn the volume up on the radio and play along to the songs with tambourines or other kid-friendly instruments."
- For the plane: "Rowley increases interest and distraction time by wrapping (the toys) them in paper. The littler one doesn't know I just wrap her old, regular toys" she says.
- For the restaurant: Rowley averts meltdowns..by playing three-card monte with sugar packets. "We mark the back of one, and they have to follow it - that really keeps them quiet for awhile.