Sometimes I feel guilty about how much time I spend on Pinterest but then I quickly think of all the great benefits personally, professionally and for my kids.
Education- As a school counselor and parent, it is a passion for me to be involved and up to date on topics related to education.
Boards: Fun Ideas for Kids to Make & Create, Science Education Enrichment, Reading Enrichment, and Art Enrichment
Boards: Duct Tape Creations, Lemonade Stands and Photo Booth Ideas
Crafts & Building- My kids have built some fun and creative things such as a bike, bike rack and sprinkler out of PVC pipes all inspired from my findings on Pinterest. They see the idea and then build their version of it or it sparks a totally different idea such as the bike. There are endless ideas for making jewelry and other crafts.
Boards: Fun Ideas for Kids to Make & Create and Summer Fun for Kids & Families
Gift Ideas- I find gift ideas for my kids as well as things they can make for gifts for family, friends and teachers.
Photos- I love showing my kids funny photos I find on Pinterest of animals, amazing places, and interesting photos of nature that I would never find just searching the web.
Boards: Summer Educational Enrichment and Summer Fun for Kids & Families
Communication & Relationship- I am inspired by so many great posts and articles on parenting issues. I have found great books and articles that help me be a better mom to my tween age kids. I also created a collaborative board with other great bloggers to provide resources and information for parents and educators addressing common issues with the tween (9-12) age group.
Boards: Parenting Resources Board, Quality Family Time board & Counseling and Communication and (Navigating Life with Tweens)
Boards: Christmas, Easter & Spring, Halloween, New Year’s Eve, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Fall & Thanksgiving, Snow Fun and Summer Fun.
Board: Birthday Celebrations
Daily Notes- Pinterest provides me with lots of fun lunch box notes and jokes to print out and put in the lunch boxes so they get a kind note or message at school each day. I am pretty sure this will be the last school year I can get by with adding lunch box notes to their lunches.
Board: Lunch Box Notes
I love the feeling of having all my ideas and resources in one easy location. My boards are full of beautiful and inspirational pins and I finally feel so organized. So now when your kids or spouse give you a hard time about spending time on Pinterest just remind them of how it benefits the whole family! Please join me on Pinterest for daily new pins benefiting your whole family.