Celebrate the Small Things

Parents could use some extra appreciation for everything we do, right? (You deserve it.) And it’s no surprise that kids like to feel celebrated, too. So this week’s hack is all about showing some love for the little things.

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Add a dry erase board to your kitchen wall or clip one to the fridge with magnets (check out our “DIY white board” hack to make an easy and cheap one at home). Divide it up into a section for each family member, and then encourage everyone to write something they appreciated about each person, every day. Little things or big ones—it doesn’t matter! Just try to make a habit out of it, and share the week’s worth of appreciation during a family dinner. You’ll be surprised how much it means to hear someone say “thanks for picking my gross, sweaty socks off the floor...again.”