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Things I Want to Teach My Children Everyday

I’m guest posting over at Bloom on Tuesday, writing on the topic of intentional parenting.  This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately and I’m excited to have the chance to put my thoughts into words.  For now, here’s a little preview… I put together this print to remind myself of the things I want to teach my children every day.  It’s available for free download here if you like.


And speaking of free printables, I’ve found a few more that might be useful for summertime.  Click through for the goods.


Left: I love the look of this print from Wonderful Joy Ahead and I think hanging it up somewhere in the house would be a great daily reminder of what summertime is really all about.


Top right: Growing up my mother harped on the hydration thing so much, there’s a running joke in my house that she can fix any problem with a bottle of water.  And while I used to roll my eyes every time she’d hand me a bottle, I now find myself offering my own kids water 20 times a day (I guess it’s true – we all eventually become our parents).  However, I could still use a reminder to get my eight glasses a day and I think this adorable printable might be just the thing.


Bottom right: This summer reading kit from Zakka Life is the perfect way to get your kids excited about weekly trips to the library.


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Joan June 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hi, thanks to “Bloom” I happened upon your clever blog. I wanted to tell you though that the “Things I want to teach my children everyday” printable has a spelling error. I was about to print it out (yay!) but noticed you typed “onto” instead of “unto.” Sorry to be the annoying English snob but would you mind fixing that? Gosh, am I presumptuous or what?! :)


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com June 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Shoot, that’s what I get for proof reading at midnight! Thank you so much for pointing it out. I’m putting the kids down for a nap in half an hour and then I’ll fix it right up for you :)


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com June 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

All fixed, phew!


Jenny D. June 21, 2011 at 1:08 am



www.StarHughes.com June 21, 2011 at 3:13 am

Love these printables!!! Thank you so much!
Star Hughes Living


[email protected] June 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I truly love this printable! Found you via craftgawker!


Nicole June 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for featuring my printable! :) Glad to find your site!
-Nicole @ Wonderful Joy Ahead


Joan June 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Thanks, Steph! :) Can’t wait to frame it and put it up in my house (do you feel honored?!) ;) haha.


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com June 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I do!!


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