Categories Archives: Parenting

21 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies!

21 WAYS TO GET KIDS TO EAT THEIR VEGGIES (Article Courtesy of: ToddlerApproved.com) Here are 21 fun ideas to try if you’re stuck in a rut. 1. Serve Veggies as an Appetizer BEFORE dinner. We often pre-eat veggies before dinner. I’ll offer fresh or cooked veggies on a plate, sometimes with a dip (my little loves [...]read more21 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies!

Frozen fruit bars

Courtesy of hungryfortruthsd.com Ingredients Yogurt of choice Greek, regular, vanilla, plain, flavored, etc. Fruit of choice chopped into small slices or pieces Optional toppings granola, sliced almonds, mini chocolate chips, unsweetened shredded coconut, honey, etc. Wooden sticks and small cups or popsicle molds Instructions Pour yogurt into top of popsicle mold or cup Add selected fruit [...]read moreFrozen fruit bars

10 Types of Exercise for Kids

Courtesy of Lifehack.org I think you’ll agree with me when I say that technology use today for kids is out of control. We see kids everywhere glued to a screen. For parents, it’s not hard to see the appeal. After all, nothing brings a sense of calm and peace faster than letting kids use technology. [...]read more10 Types of Exercise for Kids

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

BREAKFAST GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH Courtesy of dadwithapan.com PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES SERVINGS: 4 PEOPLE INGREDIENTS 8 whole eggs 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/8 cup milk 2 tbsp butter 8 slices colby cheddar cheese 12 strips cooked bacon 8 slices thick sliced white bread INSTRUCTIONS whisk [...]read moreBreakfast Grilled Cheese

8 Family Exercise Ideas-Wellness Wednesday

Courtesy of wellnessmama.com 8 (Sneaky) Ways to Get Active as a Family Exercising as a family is not only a fun way to improve fitness, it’s a way to cultivate the culture of wellness and develop positive exercise habits at a young age. Below are some fun exercise-based family activities guaranteed to create smiles and [...]read more8 Family Exercise Ideas-Wellness Wednesday

DIY Kettle Corn

Courtesy of smartgirlsdiy.com SUPPLIES FOR DIY KETTLE CORN: Popcorn Popper 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup popcorn kernels 1/4 cup natural sugar 1 tsp. salt bowl DIRECTIONS: Add oil to the popcorn machine and turn heat to medium/high.  When the oil starts to melt, add the popcorn kernels.  When you hear the oil “pop,” sprinkle [...]read moreDIY Kettle Corn

8 Ideas to make family game night even more fun

If it’s hard to keep your kids — and yourself — focused on the fun, try these tips: Turn Off and Tune In This should go without saying, but “turn off the television and cell phones so that everyone — especially adults — can focus on the game,” reminds Susan Heim, parenting author and blogger. “Give [...]read more8 Ideas to make family game night even more fun

8 Fun Family Movie Night Ideas!

1.  Print Admission Tickets – How about giving the kids a ticket to Family Movie Night before they head out the door in the morning.  It’ll give them something fun to look forward to all day.  You can print some adorable movie tickets at Dabbles and Babbles. 2.  Let the Kids Make Dinner – Keep dinner simple with some [...]read more8 Fun Family Movie Night Ideas!

Million Dollar Baby

Let’s face it. Talking about money isn’t easy. Until you meet Trudi Kayser. She’s a financial educator with Life Made to Order Financial in Phoenix, a division of Five Rings Financial. Her company’s workshops offer guidance about everything from saving for college to retirement. She tries to remove the shroud of secrecy from the “M” [...]read moreMillion Dollar Baby

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