Then I my job and life took off in many directions and I started buying the giant kitchen wall calendars.
Now that I need to focus on family and keep a tight grip on household expenses, I have discovered the joys of the $1 Family Calendar!
I buy a $1 pad of paper from the Dollar Store, round up all the stray markers, crayons, and pencils from the kids, and spend an hour or two on the kitchen floor, inking in months, days, and numbers. I used to need a ruler, but now I just trace over old moths and go for it! The kids help by adding their own drawings and sometimes the days of the week and numbers for the month for a unique family calendar we all can use.
|Ooops! Did Mommy mis-abbreviate Thursday? |
Kiddo #1 to the rescue!
|January is all fireworky and snowy!|
|Don't forget your marshmallow on a stick and your s'mores!|
|$1 Target blotter back, with adhesive hook.|
|Original $20 wall calendar mount and produce ties.|
It may not look suave, but it works and the price is right. Plus, it becomes a family activity, which helps teach the kids about the months, numbers, and seasons. Oh yes, and it helps me keep track of our lives, when I remember to look.
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