First, here's Jodi with a little bit about her blog:
Why my blog? Becoming a mother is hard. I learned that in the labor process, and I’ve been learning it ever since. This blog has been, for me, a desire to be more intentional in my parenting. I think I’ve spent the last four years of parenting living in the “I should” moments. I should really take my kids to the park when it’s cold outside. I really should get a reward system in place at our home. I should get off “Words with Friends” right now and spend some quality time with my kids. I should really invest in the character development of the kids more. I was tired of the “I should” and decided to become meaningful. This isn’t about me being an amazing mom. It’s about me trying to improve daily in this precious role. Every day I offer you a craft or activity, a character development idea and a parenting tip that I’ve found helpful. Is life at our house perfect? Absolutely not. Is it improving? Absolutely yes. I want to inspire others to be more meaningful in their parenting. Will I have Martha Steward moments in the process? Hopefully, a few. Mostly, I want things accessible. Things you can take away and say, “I can do that. I’m going to do that this week.” Do everything? No, but I am hoping you’ll take something away from these minutes you spend in my corner of the web that inspire you to turn the “I should…” into “I’m going to…” Please stop by Meaningful Mama for more ideas. You can also find me on Facebook or Pinterest.
OK - It's just one die. I know that calling it a "dice" is not really technically correct. However "mommy time die" just didn't sound quite right. Agreed? I had done one of our favorite projects recently - turning your kids into interchangeable blocks. I had a few left over blocks from the original project, and I was trying to brainstorm what I could do with them and came up with this idea. This is a die to roll when we are having unplanned mommy time. It's a great thing to pull out to fill our random gaps in the day. When a moment arises, just pull out the die, have the kids roll it and what it lands on is the activity they get to do with you. It's a great thing for dads too.
What you will need is a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 wooden block (If you are going to use my printable), mod podge, paint brush or sponge brush, scissors and printable. The next step is to cut out the different squares and Mod Podge them onto the block. You'll have to let a few sides dry before you move on to the next. Please see my post about tips for doing Mod Podge to help you with the technique. For those of you who like the idea but don't want to go to the trouble of making a wooden block, here's a printable my wonderful husband made. Ain't he the best? Of course your kids will want to do an activity right away when the die dries. Our die landed on puzzles.