Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cup Colors

My friend Angie is staying with us this week from Phoenix. She & her husband have four children ages 5 & under (and another one due in 3 months), so I've been looking forward to collecting mommy secrets from her.

Instead of labeling sippy cups, she has assigned a color to every child. So she buys cups in 4 different colors and each child knows his/her color. Their sweet girl always has pink, of course. But each boy has his own orange, blue, or green cup. The kids never get confused & drink out of someone else's cup, and mommy always know which one belongs to who!

I love it - so easy and no sharpie marker labels that wipe off!



Anonymous Christy said...

Good idea! A friend of mine who has four children took this idea farther adding color-coded plastic plates and color-coded bath towels. The kids are responsible for washing their own dishes & bath towels. Since they're color-coded, there never any question about who needs to do the job.

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