Snowed In: 3 FunThings to Do With Kids

Fun Things to Do with Kids on a Snow DayLet’s be honest. With the exception of those of us shoveling in the cold for hours, almost everyone secretly enjoys being completely snowed in for one day.  If you happen to fall into the “nonessential personnel” category,  then you’re off from work and the kiddies are off from school.  Your entire world freezes.  You’re understandably and secretly happy to be unable to answer work emails, run errands, rush to take the kids to activities. (Breathing a collective sigh of relief and air high-fiving all of you parents out there.)  You leisurely wake up and think of the full breakfast you’re able to make today since the 5 minutes your schedule allows on a regular workday never allows you to make the breakfast your heart desires.  Suddenly, you realize that the inevitable is bound to happen; within the next couple of hours your children will tell you that they are bored.  However, today will be different.

Here are 3  Fun Things to Do With Your Children on a Snow Day:

(Disclaimer: This post was approved by kid-approved by my 10-year-old daughter to make sure that these activities aren’t just fun for us parents.) Continue reading “Snowed In: 3 FunThings to Do With Kids”

Quick and Easy Cinnabon Waffle Recipe!

Cinnabon Waffles are a quick and easy way to celebrate National Waffle Iron Day! This is a great way to entertain children and to make a yummy snack. Bored at home or in a rush, you will have these Cinnabon Waffles in less than 15 minutes!

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3 Purposeful Packing Tips

It’s summer time which usually equates to traveling time. The kids are out of school. Make a list of things that you absolutely need. Less is always more especially since most people usually come back with more than you left with in the beginning. You don’t need more than one jacket or too many cotton clothes those are easy ways to fill up your suitcase space. Follow these 3 simple tips to make your next packing experience organized and easy.

  1.   Roll don’t fold
  2.   Utilize Ziploc bags
  3.   Stick to essentials (seriously)

The “roll don’t foldIMG_0466” method is pretty common nowadays in terms of packing. It’s pretty simple, roll your clothes instead of the standard folding. Rolling allows for you to minimize the space your clothes take up in your suitcase. Rolling can also help you organize better. Many avid packers roll their clothes into outfits for specific days. So, 5 rolled outfits for a 5-day trip it’s as simple as that. Continue reading “3 Purposeful Packing Tips”

8 Tips to Finally Win the Veggie War

We all know the pains of trying to a child to eat those greens they despise so much. However, British food writer Bee Wilson says there may be hope after all. In her new book First Bite, Bee draws on research from neuroscientists, nutritionists, and food psychologists and finds that there are many factors that make up our love for certain foods and Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 3.03.10 PMwhy we are repulsed by others. Things like family, culture, memory, gender, and hunger. She writes, “our food desires are mainly the product of memory.” For example, if your child gets a great grade on a test or project, you may take them out for ice cream. Ice cream is now connected to a loving tradition shared by parent and child.

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