Balloons are a great tool for kidmins. There are seriously countless things you can do with them...and they make people (of all ages) smile. Get a helium tank, an automatic air compressor for balloons, and a bag of balloons. Next time a kid is crying...give them a balloon. Next time you make a hospital … Continue reading Infomercial: Balloons!
As a volunteer with kids, a teacher, or a kidmin...how do you create an atmosphere that consistently draws kids' minds to your voice. Here are some tools that I use...in no particular order: Holy Spirit: NEVER underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit to capture kids' attention. It's THE thing I look for and notice … Continue reading Can you concentrate??
How many times have you sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?" I am obligated to sing it every. single. night. around 9:00...to a two year old who can't/won't go to sleep without it (along with two blankets/three dolls/a sippy cup/a night light/a kiss and hug from every person and pet in the house/and a prayer for … Continue reading Bring it…don’t wing it…
So...the debate between texture and clutter began because of a pillow. It was given to me by a dear friend, Kristen Gillingham...as a wedding gift (5-29-2004...yay life). My house was EMPTY. (I moved the ironing board into the living room to make things look more like "home." It was that bad. ) The pillow was … Continue reading Texture vs. Clutter
Well...let me just start with an apology. I abuse "..." and """" (that's quoted quotation marks), and I end sentences with prepositions all of the time...so there. Almost every time I go to work, I am surprised by how much I love my job. Almost every time I get home, after a long day of … Continue reading About me: Super Amber…not me