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Medical Authorization Form

Posted by Elisa Taub
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One never knows when a medical emergency will happen, and in the event you are not home when your child gets sick or injured, it is important to be prepared. The authorization form below gives whomever you deem responsible, the power to authorize medical treatment for your child in case of an emergency. 

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School Event Template

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Want to be a star volunteer at your school but don't have the time or energy? Just raise your hand at the next parent organization meeting and volunteer to staff the next school event.

Sounds like a lot of work right? Wrong. 

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Grocery List Template

Posted by Elisa Taub
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How many times have you returned from the market only to find you have forgotten the three items you needed most? Or got up early Monday morning to make lunches for your kids only to find you had run out of bread and no one had told you? Frustrating? Yes. Unsolvable? No.

To avoid the above scenes, start using our Grocery List Template. Simply download the Word document below and personalize it for your family by adding, deleting or substituting the particular foods your family regularly eats. 

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Class Recipe Book Template

Posted by Elisa Taub
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When it comes to teacher gifts, many classes choose to simply have parents chip in and give the teacher a gift certificate. Very nice for the teacher, but not exactly a good participation event for the kids. So why not include this easy to make Class Recipe Book along with the gift certificate.

Encourage each family to discuss the recipe choice with their child and either submit a special family recipe or one of their child's favorite recipes and title it as such. They should also affix a picture of their child in the space provided on the template. 

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Holiday Gift To Make - Game Pads

Posted by Elisa Taub
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We've taken three time honored games, Tic Tac Toe , Hangman and Connect the Dots, and turned them into a great personalized holiday gift you can make yourself. Use our Game Pad templates below or free draw your own to personalize your games. Then have them copied, cut and coil bound at your local print shop.

Our templates have color titles but we only printed them in color for the title page, because color copies and printer ink are so expensive. We printed the rest of the pad in black and white on our home printer and had the pads cut and bound at our local print shop. Our cost was $12 for a 3 pad set with 100 pages each. 

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To Do List Template

Posted by Elisa Taub
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One of the best ways to keep your life organized is by making a list of everything you need to do. I've always been a big list maker, but I used to end up with several lists on different post-its all around the house. But now I use one master list with everything I need to know for the coming week. Schedules, to do lists, calls, gifts to buy, playdates -- all on one list.

We've provided a template for your own Weekly To Do List below. Simply download the List (MS word document) and then personalize it with your name at the top. You can also change any of the categories to fit your daily routine. 

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Stationary Template

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Who doesn't like to see their name in print? Especially children. Use our template below to print out personalized stationery for your child without the cost. The big lines are great for those just learning to write or to guide their first solo thank-you notes.

To personalize for your child, simply download the MS Word Template below, open the file and replace the name at the top with that of your child. Print in color or black and white. 

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Birthday Gift Stickers

Posted by Elisa Taub
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How many birthday parties can one attend in the course of a school year? I'm sure you'll agree with me that answer is way too many? While I'm usually pretty good about getting gifts ahead of time and even have a few stocked away in the closet just in case(check out Birthday Club for gift recommendations by age) , I'm always running around at the last minute trying to wrap the gift and find an appropriate card.

How can you avoid this last minute stress inducing wrap? First, instead of wrapping your presents, bag them up. Simply head over to your nearest Target or arts and crafts store and buy some colorful paper handle bags in assorted sizes. The value pack will be your best deal, and don't forget a package of assorted tissue paper for a pretty contrast in color. 

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Kids Travel Journal

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Second in our series on vacation souvenir projects for your kids to make this summer, is this fun Travel Journal. This little keepsake book is not only a place for your kids to jot down their vacation memories, but a great boredom buster for that long trip home.

We've designed our Travel Journal for use by different ages and writing abilities. Each section has a theme with either an open-ended question or space for your child to document his travels and thoughts about the trip. If your child isn't writing yet, you can help them fill in the answers and then have them draw their answers on the facing page. Of course older kids are also encouraged to share their artwork as well. 

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While You're Away

Posted by Elisa Taub
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As a companion piece to my article last week on making a hospital stay more pleasant (Please Don't Send Me Home!), today I offer you an information template which you should fill out for your spouse or caregiver before you enter the hospital. This template will help make sure your house runs efficiently while you are laid up. You'll find these tips helpful when you go on business trips and vacations as well.

Now I'm not saying that your spouse isn't capable of holding down the fort when you are away. What I am saying is that whoever is in charge of the household minutia holds within their head vital information, which is key to the smooth running of the family, and therefore this information must be shared. 

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