DIY – Painting Acorns

This was on Facebook. Something fun for adults and children. It will keep the children occupied for a little while at least.


DIY – painting acorns.


This is a really fun thing for families to do together. The best part is that they are your own creation, in that there is no wrong or right way to do it. Whatever you see in that acorn, or want it to look like, is up to you. So find some acorns, get some water based paints for the children, and oil based paints for the adults, and get started.


Ryleigh And Her Good Deed

This was on  Facebook. It not only shows that there are still good people in the world, but good children also.                                                                                          Obviously this little girl is being taught well and being brought up right, and she is certainly learning it well. We should all do our part to keep America beautiful and not all littered up. Ryleigh is going to go far in this world if she keeps up her good deeds and works hard.


We want to help spread this kindness. To Ryleigh, you are officially our first Cart Hero of 2020 and your good deed will not only be met with a golden cart trophy, but free school supplies for your entire classroom. To associate CJ, we’re going to make a $5,000 donation to a charity in his name for truly exemplifying what it means to live better. 💙💛
Tiffany Livengood

 is with

Cj Hart


Walmart Oxford


Alittle bit of positivity for you 😊
Yesterday when leaving Walmart, Ryleigh noticed people not returning shopping carts and how were scattered everywhere. It “irritated” her that people weren’t following the rules or being kind. She spotted


grabbing shopping carts and putting them up. She looked at me and asked if she could help. She wanted to help him because, “That’s what we are supposed to do. We are supposed to be kind.” So she and I started to gather carts and push them to the store. Cart after cart, she pushed them to CJ. (It’s hard work pushing a line of carts, btw.) After 30 minutes or so, we pushed our last cart to Cj. Ryleigh ran to high five him and we parted ways.

Today we got out at Walmart and Ryleigh spotted a cart pushed on the curb. She immediately grabbed it and pushed it to the store, where she spotted her new friend working hard again.Alittle while later while browsing the toys, CJ walks up and hands Ryleigh a thank you card with $20. After reading the card she went around the aisle to hug him. Oh my heart. 🥺
Thank you Cj for the card. It truly meant alot! Ryleigh put the card on her dresser so it would remind her to always be kind. You now have a new friend with her. 😉
I challenge everyone, to be kind today to someone. Do a random act of kindness, just because.
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” —Bob Kerrey


Ice Cream In A Bag

This was on Facebook, Kelly Bagnasco’s page.


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Kelly Bagnasco

Here’s one you definitely need to do with the kids!


This would be really nice on a sweltering hot day. The kids would probably like to help you to make it.


How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores

This was on Facebook. A really neat idea neat idea on how to get kids to do chores.


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If I had kids, I’d have to try this out for sure.


Something Pretty To Cheer Us Up

This is on my Facebook today. I just thought it would help boost some spirits that are in grave need of boosting. This is so pretty and unique. I love it. And the best part is you don’t have to worry about weeds killing all of the flowers. All you have to do is find some smooth rocks of different shapes and sizes and let imaginations go with the outdoor paint. This is suitable for both children and adults alike to have fun painting.


Ruby Stapleton Means

For all the rock painting kids that are stuck at home during this quarantine… let them paint and make a rock flower garden.

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Since the flowers are painted rocks, this is a man made flower garden.

Children And Responsibilities

This was on Facebook.


Children need to know their boundaries and their responsibilities. Boundaries can start being taught when the baby first starts grabbing Mommy’s earrings or necklace, gently say NO and take the baby’s hands away, repeat whenever the baby grabs for something they shouldn’t be grabbing or touching. When they start crawling make sure there’s nothing close that will hurt the baby or that can get broken. If they go for something they shouldn’t touch, tell them no and take their hands away from it. if they think it’s funny and continue to grab for it, then give the baby’s hand a gentle slap so they know you mean business. My Mother and my Grandmother both did this to me and my brothers and sister when we were growing up, and we all turned out fine.

When the child gets old enough to understand instructions like pick up your toys when you’re done with them and put your dirty clothes in the hamper, make them do it. At first you may want to put whatever item in their hands and show them where to put them. This may have to be done several times before they get the hang of it, but it is a necessary step in them growing up to be responsible adults.

If the child breaks something, and it was their fault, then fuss at them for it and make them apologize for it. If they are big enough to earn an allowance, make them pay a certain amount each time they receive their allowance, until the value of the item has been paid. If they missed curfew, then punish them. If they usually play games on the computer, depending on how bad the infraction is, punish them for a week or two by not letting them play their games on the computer. If you catch them on the computer, put it where they can’t get to it unless you can see them.

They need to know their boundaries at as early of an age as possible. Then hopefully they will grow up to be responsible adults.


Everything I Needed To Know…..

I did a Google inquiry to find the words to the little book, “Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten”. As I didn’t know who originally wrote it, I didn’t figure I would be able to find the little book on Amazon. Needless to say I was happy when the results that I was looking for showed up with the Google inquiry. I pasted a copy of it below, and I was able to find it on Amazon.

When you stop and take time to read all of it and really think about it, it makes perfect sense and it is so true.

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

Robert Fulghum

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
learn some and think some and draw some
and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world,
watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up
and nobody really knows how or why,
but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice
and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup
– they all die.
So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned
– the biggest word of all – LOOK.

The last part of the little book will probably not be familiar to those born after the 60s. I’m not sure, but I don’t think that the Dick and Jane books were used very much after that to teach reading to elementary children.

For a long time I have wanted to do a post on this book, but I was not sure what to call it. The little book, in it’s entirety, is actually a children’s book. I have known many children who have had the book read to them when they were three years old and on up.

There is one subject that was not covered and that’s the subject of politeness and/or being courteous to your parents and other elders. There is almost no place to go that children are not being down right rude to their parents and other elders. My Mother taught me and my brothers and sister to always be respectful and courteous to adults older than what we were. We were taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”, “Excuse me” whenever we needed to walk in front of any adults, or to leave the table or room for any reason. We were also taught to say “No Thank You, but Thank You for asking” if whatever was offered to us was not wanted or needed at the time. These are important manners that every parent should teach their children.The main problem though is that the parents probably were not taught these manners either. Hopefully, teaching good manners to children will start being done again. Everything seems to be nicer when everybody is respectful of each other, and that goes for adults and children alike. Oh, I almost forgot, we were also taught to give up our seats to our elders as well.

My sincere hope is that you enjoyed reading this, and that you were able to obtain a bit more of common sense knowledge from reading it. To my knowledge, the book is still available at libraries and also on the internet, and like I said above, it is available on Amazon.