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Growing up, we hated getting stuck at “the kids table.”  You know the one.  You get stuck eating at the small table with your siblings and cousins because there isn’t enough room at the regular table.

But why not make it fun? I have 4 nephews coming in for Christmas this year and so my mother-in-law and I set this up for them.

Here I set up a kids table where they could eat and then play for a while by putting down a plastic green tablecloth and then a piece of craft paper over it.

I drew two place settings with markers and gave them their very own Christmas tree.

We put out some markers, crayons, stickers and play dough to keep them occupied. Check out the blue snowman made of play dough! Too cute!

We curled up some coloring pages to create their “napkins” so they would feel like they were “big kids.” Pretty easy but hopefully something that will make them feel special on Christmas Day!

Have some ideas to share?  My comment button is at the top of the post or you can email me at ChattyChicsBlog@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and party!

Melody

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Before I ever dreamed about having a child, I dreamed about decorating a nursery. I know, that’s pretty odd but I’ve always loved the feel of nurseries and couldn’t wait to decorate my own.

One thing I always dreamed about was having a large tree painted on one wall. I wanted a tree that would be friendly, yet cute enough that would work in a toddler’s or even child’s room as well.  Something that would “grow” with the child. click for full image.

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If you have tried every every method known to mankind to get your child to sleep through the night to no avail, I have good news for you.

Sleeping thru the night...Finally

The past 6 months are mostly a blur thanks to the birth of my son.  As anyone with children knows, having a child can be the absolutely best thing that ever happens to you. And also the hardest.

I can handle the spit up, poopy diapers and even the incessant crying.  What I can’t handle however, is the sleep deprivation. Couple that with a little postpartum, and boom, you have a recipe for a disaster in my opinion.

A new friend of mine from Atlanta recently gave me the most wonderful gift. The Gift of Knowledge. I’m pretty sure we have tried most of the methods out there to get our son to sleep through the night. Babywise, Baby Whisperer, Cry it Out (etc, etc) but nothing worked for my son. He wasn’t dropping the midnight and 3AM feedings.

Sleeping...Finally

Becky told me about two moms (both also Pediatric Nurses!)  in Atlanta called Moms on Call that have raised 8 kids between them (2 sets of twins) and have helped hundreds (did you get that? hundreds) of parents to get their children to sleep through the night. Check out their program here. My son not only sleeps through the night now, but takes 2 hour naps during the day! Did you get that? 2 Hour Naps! Such an answer to prayer! I was able to download the program for only $29. (Apparently if you’re in the Atlanta area, they will make house calls too!) The have programs for infants up to 5 year-olds. I promise you, it’s the best money I have ever spent.

PLEASE share this with your friends or anyone with a child that won’t sleep.  They will thank you for it!

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