I found this idea on pinterest and knew I had to make one for my son, Thomas. The idea is really simple...you take a bunch of junk you would usually throw out, put it in a box, and tell your child to invent something! I explained the activity to Thomas last night and he was so excited to dig in and begin creating today! I was also pretty excited to see what he came up with.
Here are some of the items I included in the box:
When I came home from work I found Thomas' awesome invention - a car!! He used put paper on the sides of the box for windows, attached the ribbon so that we could pull him around to "drive" the car, and even added a cup holder with one of the containers for a drink, lol.
The best part about this activity is that you can keep adding new stuff to the box and your children can create new inventions whenever they want!
What activities do you have for your children while they are at home? Any tips for a child that is used to being in daycare all day?
Who doesn’t love supporting small businesses?! This holiday season I am putting an emphasis on supporting small businesses in Toledo and purchasing most of my holiday gifts from these stores.
Here are 5 fantastic Toledo small businesses to check out while shopping for Christmas gifts.
I have fallen in love with Detroit and I don’t care who knows it!
I can’t believe I grew up only an hour away from this city and this past weekend was my first time exploring Detroit. Chris planned a quick 24 hour staycation for my 33rd birthday and he couldn’t have planned a more perfect trip.
We packed in loads of sight seeing and beer drinking and I am excited to share all of the main attractions with you on the blog today.
It's been a while since I posted and I wanted to fill you in on all of my current adventures. We have only a few weeks left before school officially begins for my kiddos and I am looking forward to a more consistent, full-time schedule to devote to my real estate projects.
Our boxes are all unpacked and we are settling into our new routine in Ohio. Our summer babysitter started last week and it has been great to have a few days a week to work on real estate and our mobile home park deals.
Last week we said goodbye to Colorado, a state that will always have a special place in our hearts, and made the trek back to the buckeye state. This was a daunting task, but I am lucky to have such generous parents who offered to fly out and help us make the journey.
I have to be honest, I am loving this first week on my own. I am more patient with the kids before and after school, I am taking my dogs on walks, I have time organize the house and plan our dinners while also remaining focused on my real estate classes and finding mobile home parks. IT'S SO FUN!
"Why do you want to buy a mobile home park?!"
Of course, this is always the first question! My strategy has morphed these last few months as I continue to research, listen to podcasts and chat with friends already in the industry. Six months ago I was focused on single family investment properties, then I moved on to multi-family and now I have settled on mobile home parks! If you find the right deal and manage mobile home parks correctly, there are opportunities for major cash flow and less hassle of managing renters in single and multi-family homes.
The focus of my blog is usually on my home improvement projects but I am taking a slight detour today to talk about self improvement.