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rainy day craft ideas leading up to Halloween

Halloween Crafts
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Unlicensed Daycare Operate free from oversight

Little Leaders IS a licensed Daycare Agency.  Therefore our homes though out Burlington, Milton and Oakville DO follow and abide by the licensing requirements at all times!
We ensure this by doing random unannounced visits on regular basis.  
Read the interested article (click on the Daycare photo) and chose your home daycare wisely.
After reading this article... if it has triggered any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.  ALL  questions are important, no matter how small.

25 Exceedingly Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity While Living With Children

Came across this great post by Chris Jordan.
Posting it for you to enjoy.

Here are my tips:
1. Lower your standards for cleanliness and order.
2. Did that? Lower them even more.
3. Your house will never look like a magazine spread, period. Embrace that.
4. No matter how many baskets you buy to contain toys, they will always be visible.  Embrace the Toys ‘R Us/ frat house-chic decor.
5. You can never have too many popsicles in the freezer. How many bad moods have been fixed by a simple popsicle?
6. If you can’t change them, change your perspective. For example I read recently– probably on Satan’s website Pinterest– that toothpaste is great for cleaning things like faucets. So now when I go into the bathroom every day and see toothpaste splatter all over the bathroom faucet I think about how my children have done half the chore of cleaning for me. How considerate of them! Then I wipe it off while cursing.
7. Those chores that no one ever wants to do. Decide if you would rather do it yourself, badger your child to it, or let it go. If you are confused about what to do, see Number 1 on this list.
8. No one cares what is stuffed under your child’s bed, why should you. Unless it is old food.  In that case, you should get a dog.
9. If you have boys, your bathroom will always faintly stink like pee.  Invest in some Febreeze and count down the days until they move out and you can go visit them and pee on their bathroom floor.
10. Don’t buy white furniture. Unless you enjoy screaming at your children every time they go near it.
11. However bad a situation might seem, one day it will be funny. I have a few for which I am eagerly awaiting for the funny to kick in. Any time now….
12. When your child is a young teen there will be nothing more embarrassing than your very existence. Use this to your advantage. Start planning early.
13. Do not paint any walls in your house with flat paint.
14. Be okay with letting your kids stumble sometimes. Whether that is turning in an assignment late because they didn’t do it or wearing an outfit so hideous you have trouble looking at them without laughing.
15. Noise cancelling headphones are great for blocking out whining, bickering and the endless episodes of Sponge Bob.
16. Socks do not have to match. Every day is Crazy Sock Day at my house, which is infinitely better than Crazy Mom Day.
17. The crayons will break and it is okay to throw them away rather then save them to make some sort of craft that involves the hair dryer. In fact, I give you permission to not feel guilty about all the crafts you know you will never do.
18. Your children will not die from eating the occasional hot dog or frozen pizza. And by occasional I mean more than you are really willing to admit.
19. If your children are driving you crazy arguing with each other, start an argument with them. Then your children will bond over their mutual hatred of you and be quiet.
20. Children do not appreciate top sheets or high thread counts. Buy neither.
21. Homework time is the worst time of the day.  Help your kids and yourself by having a designated time and a quiet place to do homework. Preferably in a neighbor’s home.
22. Just say No to ironing.
23. Last, but not least, a glass of wine and some really bad TV makes everything seem a little better.

What tips do you have for staying sane while raising children?

10 ideas to make Father's Day special for Dad

Happy Father's Day
10 ideas to make it a special one:

1.  Go to your local Mini Golf.
2.  Take in a ball game.  Even go visit your local park.  Sit in the bleachers, choose a team - and cheer them on.
3.  Go bowling.  Good option if it is a rainy day
4.  Go fishing, or splash in a near by ravine.  Take along a little bucket and see what you can collect.
5.  Play Catch.  Grab your baseball gloves, or a soccer ball, or beach ball and have some fun tossing, kicking and/or batting a ball back and forth. End the afternoon with a nice BBQ - all in the backyard.
6.  Take in a hike.  Look on-line for a hiking trail near by.  Make sure it is kid friendly.   
7.  Visit a Historic site, then enjoy a picnic lunch in a park.
8.  Take down those bikes from the roof of the garage and go for a family bike ride, explore your own neighbourhood.
9.  Build something together.  Go through your recycling bin and craft box.  You never know what fun thing you can make together.
10.  Have a movie night.  Complete it with pizza and popcorn.  Special treat to eat in the family room.

Easter Craft ideas


A note/reminder to our providers and parents -
 we are
 closed for Friday, March 29th (Good Friday)
 but we are
 open again for Monday, April 1.
Have a WONDERFUL Easter weekend.

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