The following is by editor Kara Fleck.
As February draws to a close, we’re looking forward to next month here at Simple Kids. In March we’ll be discussing rhythms and routines and creating kid-friendly spaces within the home.
These are two topics I get quite a few questions about in our comments and via email. With Spring cleaning on everyone’s minds this time of year, it seems like a good idea to set aside a few weeks and explore these specific topics.
As my own family prepares to welcome a new baby at the end of this Summer, I’m personally looking forward to revisiting these topics and exploring them further. This new season of our lives is going to bring changes to both our living space and our current family rhythms (and we can’t wait!).
Rhythm and Routines
We’ve touched on rhythm and routines before:
- 5 Tips for Creating Family Routines and Establishing Rhythm in Your Home
- Small Steps, Big Changes: Developing a New Routine 15 Minutes at a Time
- Rhythm in Action: Real Family Routines for Morning, Meals, and Evening
Kid Friendly Spaces
There are some great posts in our archives on kid-friendly spaces, as well:
- Spring Cleaning Kids’ Spaces: Simple Strategies for Tackling the Toys
- Let’s Talk: Kids Sharing Bedrooms
- Being An Example: Helping Our Kids Get Organized by Modeling it For Them
You can read more on these subjects in the Nesting section of our archives.
What Do You Think?
The contributors and I have been hard at work writing new articles on these topics and I’m eager to share these with you in the coming weeks. As we prepare to discuss these topics, we’d like to know what you think!
Last week I asked this question on facebook and I’d love to open it up for discussion here:
Are there any specific areas, concerns, or topics about routines or a kid-friendly home that you’d like to see us address?
I can’t guarantee that we can cover everything, but we’d love to hear from you.
As we head into March, what specific areas or topics relating to rhythm and routines and kid-friendly spaces would you like to see the contributors and I write about? What would you like to see us cover?