Happy Bath! by Bart Heird, on Flickr
I re-use an empty BabyGanics Foaming Hand Soap dispenser for all liquid baby soap I buy, and I've found it makes liquid soap go way further.

I find it a lot easier to shampoo baby's hair or wash a slippery baby when I can squirt foam soap out of a dispenser.
Image: Cuisipro foam pump dispenser | Turns liquid soap into foam |reduces soap usage up to 75 percent
Cuisipro foam pump dispenser

I usually put an inch of liquid baby soap (Johnsons, Aveeno, etc.) in the dispenser, fill the rest of the bottle with water, give it a good shake, and it's ready to use.

I have also bought an empty Cuisipro foam pump dispenser from a kitchen/bath store and they work well too.

Many products now come in foam pump bottle styles and can be rinsed out, and used for this purpose as well.

I've been saving lots of money by being able to stretch one bottle of liquid soap about five times the length of time as opposed to using the soap straight from the container.

Thanks to Suzie Mah for this Frugal Baby Tip!



Image: Somebody unrolled all the toilet paper!,  by Rob, Joyce, Alex and Nova, on Flickr


Would you like to prevent your toddler or pets from unrolling the entire roll of toilet paper, and stuffing it into the toilet, or trailing it through the house?

Make your own toilet roll cover/protector by recycling a plastic 2-liter soda pop bottle.

Image: Make your own toilet roll protector by recycling a plastic 2 litre pop bottle
HOW TO MAKE:

Cut off the bottle top and bottom of the soda pop bottle, to form your toilet roll cover/protector.

Measure your wall mount toilet paper roll holder to see what size you need - mine was 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) across.

TIP: you can use the leftover bottom to make fancy flower-shaped ice cubes for punch - and the leftover top for a funnel for sand play!

Image: Cut off the bottle top and bottom of the soda pop bottle, to form your toilet roll cover/protector
Cut a slot in this toilet roll cover/protector, to allow you to pull the toilet paper through, about 1/4 inch (0.64 cm) high and 4 inches (10 cm) across.

If you are using double roll toilet paper, simply cut across completely - from one side to the other.

Image: Cut a slot in this toilet roll cover/protector, to allow you to pull the toilet paper through, about 1/4 inch
If you wish, cover all raw edges with plastic tape to match your decor - I only had black tape on hand, but you can use any color to match your decor.

If using double roll toilet paper, use a piece of plastic tape to tape across the open sides, attaching both sides, leaving an opening of about 1/4 inch (0.64 cm) or larger, for the toilet paper to hang out.

Image: Remove your toilet roll and spindle from the wall mount, slide both inside your new toilet roll protector, and reattach the roll to the wall mount

Remove your toilet roll and spindle from the wall mount, slide both inside your new toilet roll protector, and reattach the roll to the wall mount.

This should at least slow your toddler or pets down!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Tutorial Photos credit: Catherine McDiarmid-Watt - All rights reserved

More Ideas - Video Tutorials:



🧻 Cat Proof Toilet Paper Holder - Our cats like to claw at everything, especially our toilet paper. In this video, I'm going to make a cat proof toilet paper holder, and you can too!

🧻 Plastic Bottle Recycling Ideas - Tissue Holder - Plastic bottle recycling ideas project. You can make this DIY project easily at home or it can be a great idea for your school art projects.

🧻 DIY Toilet Paper Rolls Holder - This a handcraft project about DIY toilet paper rolls holder from plastic bottle for your home decor. You can do it fast and very easy.

🧻 How to DIY: Tissue Holder

🧻 Life Hack - Bottle as toilet paper dispenser - Useful for camping, boating, fishing and hunting

🧻 DIY - toilet paper roll holder from plastic bottle - How to use the waste material into best product or item. Use for decoration and house use, and reuse the waste item, saving the environment from plastic and waste products.


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Image: Wall Mounted Waterproof Paper Holder Bathroom Paper Roll Holder,Multifunction Toilet Paper Dispenser Cat Proof Wall Mounted No Drilling Waterproof Toilet Paper Holder
Cat Proof Holder
🧻 Cat Proof Toilet Paper Holder - Uses Self Adhesive Without Needing To Drill Holes Into Your Precious Tiles Or Wall And Risk Damaging Them. Easy to stick on most surfaces like Wood Surfaces, Glass Surfaces, Metal Surfaces, Tiles Surfaces. Plus the top of the toilet roll holder can hold your mobile phone, tablet, watch, wet wipes, glasses and other little gadgets while you use the toilet or have a shower, very convenient.

Image:Toilet Paper Holder Roll-Tissue Dispenser Cat Proof Roll Paper Cover Portable and Foldable Storage Bag for Camping Outdoor Tent Home Office
Toilet Paper Cover
🧻 Toilet Paper Cover - Lightweight and portable, carry it to anywhere, applicable occasion’s decoration like car, living room, kitchen, home, office, restaurant etc.In addition, the design is pretty, so it helps with interior decoration. It can not only prevent cats and dogs from damaging the toilet paper, but also dust-proof and moisture-proof.

Pet Proof Holder
🧻 Pet Proof Toilet Paper Holder - Complete closed structure can protects toilet paper from water, also stop your pet from eating and shredding the toilet paper roll. Your days of picking up pet spit sodden toilet paper are over! Can also be a shelf to cellphones and other small items.


Your baby needs to nurse, but you are out in public and you are uncomfortable about showing off all that skin when you lift your top?

Layer one crop top, blouse, shirt, etc. over an old T-shirt or tank top (mix or match colors!).

Image: Ekouaer Women's Nursing Tops 3 Pack for Breastfeeding Shirts Maternity Clothes Double Layer Pregnancy Tee Postpartum Shirt
Nursing Shirts
Cut two nursing slits in the old tank top or T-shirt and hem around the raw edges (hemming is not necessary, but it's up to you).

The top layer shirt will provide discreet coverage, yet your baby will still have easy access to nurse.

When you lift or shift your outer shirt to nurse, your tummy is fully covered. If you unbutton your blouse to nurse, your cleavage is not exposed.

Your baby's head and your outer garment cover the exposed portion of your breast.

Plus, there are no slits or panels to readjust after feeding!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!


Image: Ekouaer Womens Nursing Tank Tops 3 Pack Double Layer Breastfeeding Tank Sleeveless Side Ruched Postpartum Tops
Nursing Undershirts

Here are a few more no-sew nursing top ideas!

πŸ‘Ά DIY Nursing Top: Budget-friendly, No-sew, Totally Stylish

πŸ‘Ά 30 second zero dollar NO SEW nursing tank top

πŸ‘Ά No-sew Nursing Tops

πŸ‘Ά Modest no sew nursing tops

πŸ‘Ά Cheap DIY Nursing Tank: NO-Sew and Sewable Versions

πŸ‘Ά DIY Cute no sew nursing top

Have you ever wished there was an accurate up-to-date website, listing all the breastfeeding laws and their provisions for enforcement - all in one place?

Click for the: Breastfeeding Laws For US and Canada


Image: Naked Nursing Tank | Open Busted Breastfeeding Tank Top | Layering Cami and Maternity Undershirt | Bamboo/Cotton
Naked Nursing Tank

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πŸ‘Ά Naked Nursing Tank - Lily White, Charcoal, Midnight Black

πŸ‘Ά Sleeveless Nursing Tank Top

πŸ‘Ά Undercover Mama Nursing Tank

πŸ‘Ά Nursing Cami Tank Top

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Want to make some wool soakers/diaper covers for a baby, but you are a crocheter, not such a great knitter?

I found a few patterns, and I thought I would share them with you! 

A good place to go is Ravelry.com - a free site for knitters and crocheters.

Here are a few others I found...


Image: Quick to Crochet Baby Boy Soakers
Quick to Crochet Baby Boy Soakers

-- Once you make your first couple of crocheted diaper covers, you'll be hooked on them and so will your little boy!

Click for pattern: Quick to Crochet Baby Boy Soakers



Image: Curling Baby Set
Curling Baby Set

-- Julia says, I wanted something absorbent so I chose the front and back post stitch to give it extra padding. The moms who have tried them have been really excited about how well the diaper covers work.

Click for pattern: Curling Baby Set




Image: Little Fire Crochet Soaker Pants
Little Fire Crochet Soaker Pants

-- The first one is super easy!
This pattern is written in four sizes

Click for pattern: Little Fire Crochet Soaker Pants





Image: Tickle Turdle Wool Wraps
Tickle Turdle Wool Wraps

- Allows you to select the closure method you prefer. A Snappi works great! So do diaper pins!

Click for pattern: Tickle Turdle Wool Wrap





Image: Rolled Edge Wool Soakers
Rolled Edge Wool Soakers

-- Crochet it, put it on your baby and adore how cute it looks!

Click for pattern: Rolled Edge Wool Soakers Pattern
(archived on the Wayback Machine)




Image: Easiest Crochet Wool Soaker Pattern
Easiest Crochet Wool Soaker Pattern

-- This soaker pattern is the simplest of the simple to crochet. It is very economical, as it will fit most babies from start to finish because it is so S-T-R-E-T-C-H-Y. Even the most novice of crocheters can work it up in no time.

Click for pattern: Easiest Crochet Wool Soaker Pattern



Image: Learn to Crochet Wool Diaper Covers
Learn to Crochet Wool Diaper Covers

-- Although these pants can be knitted, Stephanie found it faster to crochet them ... and all I need to make a pair is a size J crochet hook and four ounces of wool.

Click for pattern: Learn to Crochet Wool Diaper Covers


More Free Crochet Diaper Cover Patterns:

🚼 16 Crochet Diaper Cover Patterns

🚼 Princess Diaper Cover

🚼 Mickey and Minnie Inspired Crochet Diaper Covers

🚼 Bubbly Diaper Cover

🚼 Adirondack Babie Crocheted Soaker


Image: zefen Reusable Baby Diaper Cover/Knit Co | Natural, so soft, breathable, waterproof. Perfect with prefolds for hot climate
Reusable Diaper Cover

More Frugal Diaper Covers and Soakers:

🚼 Frugal Diaper Sewing: Easy Homemade Soaker

🚼 Frugal Diapering: Free Crochet Wool Soaker patterns

🚼 FREEBIE: Knit/Crochet/Sew Soaker patterns

🚼 Frugal Diaper Sewing: Free Diaper and Cover Patterns

🚼 Frugal Sewing: Make your own diaper cover pull-ons

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🚼 Frugal Diapering: Make Your Own Baby Bum Sweaters

🚼 Diaper Sewing: More Free Wool Soaker Patterns

🚼 Diaper Sewing: 2 layer fleece soaker

🚼 Diaper Washing: Washing Wool Soakers


Image: 100% merino wool baby knitted soaker diaper cover | Brand: tevirP
100% Merino Wool Diaper Cover

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🚼 Bamboo Handle Crochet Hooks

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Image: Sucker!, by Heather, on Flickr

From the picture's description: This was obviously taken before people started suing sucker companies for choking their babies to death!

Image: Sims Anti Choking Hazard Device for Kids, Home Safety Prevention and Protection Tube for Toys, Snacks or Small Objects, Portable Handheld Anti-Choke Item Tester
Anti Choking Hazard Device
Every home should have a choke tester to check if toys and other objects are safe for baby play.

But commercial choke testers can be very difficult to find, very expensive and too small to be effective.

Did you know you have a frugal baby choke tester right in your own home? (No, I don't mean the baby...)

How about an empty toilet paper tube!?

Commercial choke testers are made to gov't. regulation size of 3.5 cm (1 3/8") in diameter.

Your ordinary toilet paper tube is 4.5 cm (1 6/8") in diameter.

Image: You can consider any toy or object in your home that fits inside this toilet paper tube to be a choking hazard
However, the Consumer Products Safety Commission in the U.S. has reported many deaths of babies and children who have choked on objects slightly larger than 3.5 cm (1 3/8") in diameter.

You can consider any toy or object in your home fitting inside this toilet paper tube to be a choking hazard to your baby or child.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!


Image: KidCo Small Object Tester, Clear | Anti Choking Hazard Device for Kids, Home Safety Prevention and Protection Tube for Toys, Snacks or Small Objects, Portable Handheld Anti-Choke Item Tester
KidCo Small Object Tester

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Image: Boy with Paper Airplane, by Victoria Borodinova on Pixabay

Image: The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with Tear-Out Planes to Fold and Fly | Paperback: 160 pages | by John M. Collins (Author). Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Csm edition (March 26, 2013)National Paper Airplane Day
-- Paper airplane day celebrations typically include social gatherings at which participants create and fly paper airplanes. These events often feature contests in two basic flight categories: distance and time in the air. As of 2012, Takuo Toda holds the world record for the longest time in the air (27.9 seconds). The distance record (226 feet, 10 inches) was set by Joe Ayoob, with a plane constructed by John Collins, in February 2012

Read: The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with Tear-Out Planes to Fold and Fly, by John M. Collins
-- Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M. Collins, the man behind the Guinness World Record-breaking distance plane. Featuring twenty-two unique airplane designs with step-by-step instructional photos, plus tear-out models printed on regulation-weight paper stock, this entertaining and informative guide promises hours of flying fun. A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author's Guinness World Record-breaking airplane. Features 16 tear-out model planes.

Image: lutz Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit, by Klutz | 10 different Planes with a large variety of patterned papersKlutz Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit -- Forget everything you know about paper airplanes! These aren't paper toys. And they're only technically paper airplanes. These are high-performance, blow-the-competition-away flying paper machines. The ten planes in this book are for people who think they've seen a good paper plane or two. They're for the hard to impress, the playground veterans - the kid at the next desk who thinks he and his plane will get sent to the principal's office first. These are the planes that can prove him wrong.

Image: Klutz Star Wars Folded Flyers: Make 30 Paper Starfighters Craft Kit | by KlutzKlutz Star Wars Folded Flyers -- For the first time ever, you can fold Star Wars flyers that fly with the force. Star Wars Folded Flyers will speed through the living room as well as they do in outer space. That's because each of the six-starfighter designs has been rigorously tested by the Klutz Aerodynamics Team. And they look as great as they fly because they are made from full-color, custom-designed papers – representing galactic vehicle exteriors, authentic to the last bolt. With five copies of each design, kids can have a fleet of Y-wings and X-wings at their command.

✈️ Paper Airplane Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Paper Airplane Book For Kids: An Easy Step-By-Step Paper Airplane Instruction Book For Kids | Kindle Edition | by Ben Mikaelson (Author). Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Paper Airplane Book For Kids
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Four Airplane Recipes:

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Image: Paper Airplane Kit | Hardcover: | by Publications International Ltd. (Author). Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. (August 15, 2016)
Paper Airplane Kit
Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

✈️ Paper Airplane Contest: Building and Scoring Instructions

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✈️ Use your phone to throw Paper Planes around the world

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Image: Kangaroo's Paper Airplane Kit; 72 Paper Airplanes
Kangaroo's Paper Airplane Kit
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Image: Cookie Monster, by Skeeze on Pixabay

Image: appy Birthday, Cookie Monster (Step into Reading) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Sesame Street (Author). Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 12, 1986)Cookie Monster's Birthday
-- Even though the Muppets officially like to recognize Cookie Monster's Birthday as November 2nd, it looks like it is also recognized on May 25th, the birthday of Frank Oz, one of the famous Jim Henson puppeteers.

Read: Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster!, by Sesame Street
-- Cookie Monster plans a party to celebrate his birthday, but before the guests arrive, he can't resist a tiny taste of the cake. It isn't long before the cake disappears. Fortunately, Cookie's friends help him solve his party dilemma in a story that makes learning to read a piece of cake.

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πŸͺ Cookie Monster Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Sesame Street: Cookie Monster'S Best Bites | Welcome to a song-filled, smile-making, simply scrumptious video starring everyone's favorite Sesame Street connoisseur de crumbs: Cookie Monster!
Cookie Monster'S Best Bites
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Image: Watch Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief | Cookie Monster is wrongly accused of stealing world-famous masterpieces in this hilarious parody set at the Museum of Modern Cookies. Can Elmo and friends find the real Cookie Thief?
Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief
Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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πŸͺ Cookie Monster Coloring Pages

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Image: Sesame Street | Cookie Monster and You | Music Sound Book and Cookie Monster Plush | PI Kids Board book: 8 pages | by Riley Beck (Author), Editors of Phoenix International Publications (Editor), Tom Brennon (Illustrator). Publisher: Phoenix International Publications, Inc. (June 18, 2019)
Cookie Monster and You
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Image: Happy Mother's Day, by Alexandra / MΓΌnchen on Pixabay

Mother's Day is coming soon, and you need some ideas - or some things for your kids to do? Well, how does free sound?


Image: The Night Before Mother's Day | Kindle Edition | by Natasha Wing (Author), Amy Wummer (Illustrator). Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap (March 18, 2010)
The Night Before Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day
-- Julia Ward Howe was the first to proclaim Mother's Day in 1870. Her Mother's Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s.

First Mother's Day Celebrated
-- On May 10, 1908, the first Mother's Day service was held at St. Andrew's Church in Grafton, West Virginia in response to the request of one daughter, Anna Jarvis. Anna's mother had provided strength and support as the family made their home in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where her father served as a minister. When Mrs. Jarvis died on May 5, 1905, Anna was determined to honor her.

Image: Little Critter: Happy Mother's Day! | Paperback: 20 pages | by Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: HarperFestival; Ltf edition (March 10, 2009)
Little Critter: Happy Mother's Day!
Read: Little Critter: Happy Mother's Day!
-- Mother's Day is almost here, and Little Critter has a special surprise in store for Mom. Join in the fun as he plans the big day. Lift the flaps and discover what Mother's Day wonders are in store!

Read: All New Holiday Crafts for Mother's and Father's Day
-- Learn how to make crafts for these special days.

Read more: Free Books for Mothers


Image: Tea Cup, by Terri Cnudde on PixabayMother's Day Free Meals, Deals and Treats:

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals - Whether you’re a mom or have a mom you need to treat to a day out, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list.

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Image: Mother's Day Card, by Alexas_Fotos on PixabayFree Mother's Day Cards:

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ You can thank your mom with this DIY Mother's Day card - What's better than a gift that's directly from the heart and also tells her just how appreciative you are!

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Cards (Free) | Greetings Island - It's time to thank her with a heartfelt card. Easily personalize, print, or send online for free!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Card Printables (They're Free!) - A Beautiful Mess - We partnered with our friends at Canon USA to save the day with some Mother's Day printable cards you can print out right at home!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 31 Printable Cards Right in Time For Mother's Day - This Mother's Day, use one of these cute printable cards you can get without even leaving the house.

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Gift Coupons for Mom - Print these coupons, fill them out and give them to your mom on Mother's Day. Tell her she can redeem them whenever she chooses.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Promise Notes for Mom - Print these promise notes, fill them out and give them to your mom on Mother's Day. Tell her she can redeem them whenever she chooses.

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Printable Cards | Real Simple - Maybe Mother's Day just snuck up on you this year and you totally forgot to buy a card at the store...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Printable Thank You Card - K12Reader - This printable Mother's Day card includes a bouquet of flowers on one side and blank space for writing on the other side.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Mother's Day Cards - Clean and Scentsible - These free printable Mother's Day cards are sure to put a smile on any Mom's face. Fill them with heartfelt words of your own for a memorable Mother’s Day gift.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable: Mother's Day Cards | Parent24 - Print one of these awesome Disney Mother's Day cards for your kids to give to Mom.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Printables - doTERRA - Free Mother's Day printable card

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Mothers Day Cards and Mothers Day printables - Xerox - Celebrate mothers everywhere with our colorful and customizable Mother's Day cards.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 23 Free Printable Mother's Day Cards to Give to Mom This Year - Yahoo - Use One Of These Free Printable Mother's Day Cards to Tell Your Mom How Much You Love Her

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Color-Me Mother's Day Cards | Life Your Way - Flowers, jewelry, books, gift baskets, clothes, photo mugs... These are all great Mother’s Day gifts. But as a mama, the things I cherish most are the thoughtful cards and gifts that my daughter made for me.


Image: Child Baking, by Terri Cnudde on PixabayMother's Day Crafts and Printables:

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printables: Celebrate Mother's Day - Need something for a baby, toddler, or preschooler? This footprint heart is the sweetest! Simply print on card-stock and add the child’s footprints – one footprint on each side of the heart!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Mother's Day Themes - Mother's Day Banner - Printable holiday banner. I Heart Mom Banner - Printable holiday banner. Mother's Day Decorations - Colorful holiday cutouts. Mother's Day Posters - Full page color posters.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ DIY: Mother's Day Printable Keepsake - Some of my favorite Mother's Day gifts have been those that capture just how little my kids are.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day - Oh Happy Day! - Printable Mother's Day Garden Cake Topper, Printable Rad Mom Tote Bag, Mother's Day Matchbox, and more...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free printable for Mother's Day - An All About Mom questionnaire she'll adore

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable - Mother's Day Cards and Gifts - Free printable mother's day cards, gift certificates, and best mom' awards for kids to customize and give their mom on this special holiday!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mothers Day Printables - You'll find coloring pages, word searches, stationery, and cards! These are great kids' activities for any age, preschoolers on up!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 25 Free Mother's Day Printables - Beautiful and easy gift ideas to honor the women who make the world go round!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Lessons, Worksheets and Activities - Mother's Day crafts, Lesson plans for Mother's Day, poems, and a cultural study of Mother's Day. You'll also find worksheets, activities, and printables to keep your classroom busy and engaged.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ English ESL Mother's day worksheets - A collection of English ESL Mother's day worksheets for home learning, online practice, distance learning, and English classes to teach about.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Mother's Day Printables - Mother's Day is just around the corner so Emily created these adorable printables.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Mother's Day Card and Poster by 6abc! - In the world we live in now, even simple tasks like going out to buy a Mother's Day card can be difficult. So we want to help make things a little easier for you.

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Letter to Your Mom - Write a very special friendly letter to your mom. In your letter, be sure to tell your mother why she is special to you and why you love her.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Crafts -- These Mother's Day crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ BackRub Coupon - Printable Mother's Day Coupons -- Print out this coupon for a back rub and give it to mom or another special lady on Mother's Day. One Big Hug coupon, One Breakfast in Bed coupon, One Car Was coupon, Control of the Remote for One Full Day coupon, and many more!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Printables -- Mother's Day worksheets remind kids that thanking Mom is a top priority by encouraging creativity, imagination, and reflection in an academic setting. These worksheets for all ages, are sure to give kids some time to recognize their special moms, and put a smile on any mother's face!

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 12 Mother's Day Crafts for Kids to Make for Mom -- With household supplies, a little guidance from an adult, and their natural creativity, kids can create meaningful cards, tote bags, and journals Mom will instantly cherish.

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Theme Activities for Preschool - Mother's Day activity pages and games to make that can be used when planning lessons and curriculum for preschool, pre-K, and Kindergarten children.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Printables - Mr. Printables - Project suggestions that children can make for Mother's Day. Some printables for other occasions can be perfect for Mother's Day too.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mothers Day Coloring Pages - Doodle Art Alley - Your mother will enjoy getting one of these coloring pages on her special day! These coloring pages are a fun, creative way to show your love for the mother in your life.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Mother's Day Worksheets | edHelper.com - Help your kids honor their moms with Mother's Day books, cards, and art activities.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Teaching Resources and Printables for Primary - SparkleBox - Mother's Day Certificates, Mother's Day Gift Tag Coloring, Mothers' Day-themed Borders, All About My Wonderful Mum, and more...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 30+ Free and Totally Awesome Mother's Day Printables - Take a look at the best free Mother's Day Printables out there, including tons of gift tags, coloring pages, worksheets, crafts, and even some party printables!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Mother's Day Printables for Kids to Give Mom and Grandma - What better way to show mom how much you love and appreciate her than with a handcrafted gift from the heart?

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Worksheets | All Kids Network - Fill in all the details about your mom or color a cute picture to give to her on her special day. Any one of these simple printables would make a super nice gift for any mom.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day | Free Coloring Pages | crayola.com - Seven coloring pages - Turtle Mommy, Mom You're Cool!, Thank You Mom!, A Mother's Love, Celebrating Mom, and more...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Archives - Thirty Handmade Days - Breakfast In Bed Mother's Day Kit, FREE Printable Funny Mother's Day Cards, Hand Lotion Mother's Day Gift + Tag, Thyme Mother's Day or Birthday Gift, and more...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Top 20 Mother's Day Coloring Pages - Bunch of Flowers, M for Mother, Mother And Baby Kissing, Child Making Card for Mother, Mother And Daughter, Mothers Day Balloon, and more...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Mother's Day Banner | Kelly Leigh Creates - This printable Mother's Day banner is bright, fun, and the perfect decor for a Mother's Day brunch. Assembling it is easy and it comes with two sayings and several flower flags.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mothers Day Coloring Pages (Printable) - Download all the pages and create your own coloring book!

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day free printables, art and craft projects - Instead of making a card, why not download and color this hidden mom art. Children can experiment with different colors and techniques, using pens, pencils, pastels, watercolors, stick-on jewels.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mothers Day - Studio DIY - Make Life a Party!

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Image: Mother's Day Gift, by congerdesign on PixabayMother's Day Gifts to make:

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Free Printables -- Mother's Day Cards and Tags, Super Mom and Moms Rock Note Cards, Super Mom Notes with a Fun Dollar Craft, Free 4×6 photo card templates at I Heart Faces, Bookmark for Mom, Message Box and Tutorial, Mother's Day Card for Dads, Let's Celebrate Mommy free printable party pack, Cooking Gift set for Mom, label to wrap around flowers, Mother's Day Cupcake Toppers, Mother's Day Tags, and Mother's Day Cards.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Coupon booklet -- Printable book to color, offering hugs, chores, time alone, etc.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Full-color Coupon Booklet -- offering quality time together, washing the dishes, breakfast in bed, etc.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Mother's Day Coupon Book and Activities - Ideas for Celebrating Mom

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day In Various Languages - This Mother's Day, you can spice up your celebrations further. Wish your mother a happy Mother's Day in many languages.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day: A History of Celebrations - Mother's Day is often complicated by troubled relationships with mothers and children, tragic losses, gender identity, and more. We may be conscious of many people in our lives who mothered us.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Recipes - Give mom the very best with a full day's menu of special recipes.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Mother's Day Card -- Show your mom just how much you care with this printable Mother's Day card.

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Mother's Day Crafts for Kids to Print -- free printable greeting cards that you can color, 3-D crafts, paper crafts, games, decorations, and goodies. Some are cut and paste and may require some help and simple supplies, scissors, glue. Others only need to be folded and colored.

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πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Mother's Day Cards -- Print out and make these free Mother's Day cards.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Printable Coupon Book and Activities -- After you've printed the desired coupon pages, cut them out and staple together to make your Mother's Day Coupon Book.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mothers Day Printables and Worksheets - The printable Mothers Day worksheets currently available on this site are word searches, dot-to-dot printables, Mothers Day coloring pages, preschool Happy Mother's Day message tracing pages, and Mothers Day certificates.


Image: Child Grave, by Dominic Winkel on PixabayChild Loss on Mother's Day:

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Am I a Mother? - A poem for those mothers who have lost their precious baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or infancy.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ FREEBIE: 101 Pregnancy/Infant Loss Items (ALL) - In memory of Leia, who fought to stay with her mom for five months and my many miscarried babies, I looked for some freebies that might bring you comfort if you have lost a baby thru miscarriage, stillbirth, or infancy.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ FREE Printable Mother's Day Cards For Pregnancy and Infant Loss - Have you ever wanted to give something to a friend or loved one who has experienced a pregnancy or infant loss but didn’t have the extra money to buy anything or wanted that little extra something to go with the gift you have for them?

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Card Ideas After Pregnancy Loss - If someone you love is facing Mother's Day after a pregnancy loss, you may want to recognize her in some special way. It can be hard to know just what to do or say, though.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ How to help parents who are grieving on Mother's Day - When someone loses a child, their world changes forever. Mother's Day is just one of many days that make that loss feel even more profound.


Image: Hugging Mom, by silviarita on PixabayMissing Mom on Mother's Day:

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 5 Ways to Survive Missing Your Mom on Mother's Day - For all of us who have lost a loved one, and are sadly reminded of that loss on holidays, I have a few suggestions...

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Mother's Day Grief: Life Without a Mother's Love - Mother's Day can be a pretty painful day for those grieving the death or absence of their mother. Mothers Day Grief can bring up feelings of longing, yearning, sadness, loneliness, depression, anger, bitterness, alienation, and despair.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Alternatives to Mother's Day Cards - It is wonderful there is a special day to celebrate moms and all they do for their children, but as teachers, I think we often forget that days like these can be incredibly difficult for some of our students who have lost their mom.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Awesome Auntie Award - Make an award for your favorite aunt and give it to her for Mother's Day.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Card: Aunt Flower Bouquet - This card says, I Love My Aunt and pictures a beautiful vase of flowers.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Card: Greatest Grandma - This World's Best Grandma greeting card has a little raccoon with a balloon.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Special Days - Featuring 17+ Grandma Freebies!


And just for fun...
πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ The 12 Weirdest Mother's Day 'Awkward Family Photos' - The pictures and text below are from the blog AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.

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