All Posts by Brittany McEnnis

Using Technology to Advance Toddler and Preschool Learning

Press Release from First Things First Arizona (August 2018): For families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, saying no screen time is easier said than done. Technology isn’t going away and neither is the desire to make sure that kids are prepared for a world filled with computers at every turn. The American Academy of Pediatrics [...]read moreUsing Technology to Advance Toddler and Preschool Learning

Garlic Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 15) 15 mushrooms 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 tablespoons chopped garlic ½ tablespoon kosher salt ½ tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 8 ounces softened cream cheese ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Chopped parsley, to garnish   PREPARATION: 1. [...]read moreGarlic Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

10 Date Nights Every Married Couple Needs!

HERE ARE THE 10 DATE NIGHTS YOUR MARRIAGE NEEDS TO SPICE UP DATE NIGHT: 1. Super Fancy Dress Up Date On this date you put on the fanciest dress you own and go somewhere extra elegant. These dates are usually reserved for anniversaries or other special occasions but we should sprinkle them into our general date night [...]read more10 Date Nights Every Married Couple Needs!

Caprese Bites with Pesto!

Looking for a refreshing appetizer to serve your guests this Summer? These are great for any backyard BBQ or cocktail party you’re planning to host! SO yummy and easy to make! INGREDIENTS 12 cherry tomatoes 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese (do not use fresh) 4 slices rustic bread (i.e. Italian) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup [...]read moreCaprese Bites with Pesto!

Broccoli Apple Salad

Kids Favorite Broccoli Apple Salad! Here is the recipe… INGREDIENTS: 2 medium – apple 4 cup, shredded or chopped – shredded veggies, bagged (such as broccoli slaw) 1/4 cup – poppy seed dressing, light (separate recipe below) 1/2 cup – cranberries, dried 1/4 cup – almonds, sliced DIRECTIONS: Dice apples and toss with broccoli slaw.  Mix in a [...]read moreBroccoli Apple Salad

30 Ways To Spend More Time With Your Kids

Create Time for Your Kids Spending time with younger children is easy because they so often want to be as much a part of our lives as possible! 1. Have Dinner Make it a point to leave work or schedule work for later in the evening so that you can make it home in time to [...]read more30 Ways To Spend More Time With Your Kids

Irish Potato Bites

Ingredients 20 Red potatoes , small (golf ball size) 1/2 c Corned beef 1/4 c Cheddar cheese , shredded 1 tbsp Butter , melted 1/8 tsp Salt Sour cream (optional) Instructions Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until they are fork tender. Preheat oven to 400°F Once potatoes are cooked and have cooled cut each one in half [...]read moreIrish Potato Bites

6 Ways To Motivate Your Kids

Convincing your children to do things they don’t want to do can be challenging. And making them stop doing the things you don’t want them to do can be even trickier still. We asked experts who have cracked the code of what does (and doesn’t) drive kids to improve their behavior to share their wisdom. #1- Reconsider [...]read more6 Ways To Motivate Your Kids

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

Who said Mac & Cheese is just for kids?! Sometimes a recipe makes you go “Mmmmm”! This is one of them! This delicious “Grown Up” version of the classic cheesy treat we all know and love will leave you wanting more… INGREDIENTS: For The Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce 4 tablespoons salted butter 4 tablespoons all [...]read moreGrown Up Mac & Cheese

How to Build Up Confidence in Your Children by Dr. Robyn Silverman

Tips for Building Up Confidence in Your Children By Dr. Robyn Silverman Praise effort over personal characteristics. Studies show that when we praise the effort it takes to make progress or achieve a goal rather than fixed, personal characteristics, your children will be more likely to work hard and see challenges as hurdles that they [...]read moreHow to Build Up Confidence in Your Children by Dr. Robyn Silverman