Let’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”
Green tea has long been known as the magical tea. Research has shown the green tea is packed full of antioxidants and healing properties. These antioxidants are known as Catechins. The less processed the tea is, the more of these Catechins it contains. So let’s take a look at some of these benefits.
- Can help prevent a range of heart conditions, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure, because it lowers cholesterol and increases blood flow.
- Keeps your blood sugar level.
- Protects your body against negative effects from a high-fat diet.
- Improves memory and brain function.
- Can help relax and destress due to a natural chemical called theanine found in green tea.
Not only has green tea been proven to help all these areas in your body, but it also can remind us to take a tea break here and there. It is so easy to get caught up in the stress of the day, so take a break and let the tea do the magic.
Who doesn’t love a good stir fry? This is one even your kids will like.
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If you have ever wanted to make homemade ice cream but didn’t think you had the right tools, it turns out, you do! This easy recipe makes a simple vanilla ice cream, but you can add other ingredients to make different flavors. The whole process takes about 7 minutes!
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Getting three or more people ready in the morning is probably the most stressful part of your day as a parent. Sometimes you may even forget to pack lunch for your kids or you might not even have anytime time to. Here are some kid approved quick lunches you can pack the morning of or get ready the night before. You can also cut some time by pre-cutting and storing some lunch staples like melon or carrots. Meal prep containers can be found online for quite a steal and they make bringing lunch easier and more fun! Continue reading ““On-The-Go” Lunches: Kid Approved”
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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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 why 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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