I took Piper to a bookstore to hang out for the first time. This has always been one of my favorite activities since I was a child. I browse the aisles, gather a pile of books, seek out a private corner and devour all the books. I do the same thing at the library. Piper just loved doing this with me, which was so much fun! It’s a great way to encourage reading with your kids. Another fun way to read is to take a book with you and read at a park. What ways do you read with your kids? I would love to hear! Happy Mom Monday friends.
As a child my mother struggled with how to care with all of my curly hair. Having very straight hair herself, she was at a loss and it was a constant problem. Being a mother of a child with curly hair myself I thought I would share our routine, to hopefully help those moms that are struggling with all that curly hair! Here are the rules and my must have products. You can do it!
It’s that time of year again, when you send your child to school with a clever valentine. I love these ideas because they are candy-less and you can pick the items up at the grocery store or Target. Plus they are so adorable! First up, package up a cutie with a tag or sticker that says “You’re a cutie”! Love that one. Pick up some little vials or bottles of bubbles and use the line “You blow me away”. Grab a bag of underwater plastic toys and add a tag that says “I SEA you are a great friend”. I love these little mazes with the line “You aMAZE me”. And lastly use plastic dinosaurs with the line “You are DINOmite”. Hope these inspire you guys for this years valentines. Have fun with it!
Here are a few mommy-inspired DIY’s I am dying to try. That photo board book kills me it’s so cute!
I took Piper to see Paddington Bear over the weekend with a few of her friends. The hubby whipped up this fabulous homemade organic adaptation to Cracker Jack and I brought baggies for everyone. It was so fun to have a treat at the movies that was healthy and delicious. Here is the recipe.
Reminiscent of when I hosted a Mad Tea Party for the Alice in Wonderland movie, we are going to have a Cinderella Movie Party. I cannot begin to explain the excitement that is happening in my house over the upcoming release of the Cinderella Movie. Cinderella happens to be Piper’s favorite princess so this is pretty big time. In celebration we are going to invite a few of her friends over for a little party and then go watch the movie together. Here are some inspirations that are filling my mind right now for the party…
As I am in full Hannukah spirit right now I figured I would share a few of my hannukah must haves with you. Like latkes (obviously) and the most amazing discovery ever…the Mensch on a Bench, the Hannukah version of Elf on a shelf. Brilliant!
Another edition of the gift guide, this time, kids edition. From living room winter camp outs to the perfect thing for the little princess in your life. What are on your kids wish list this year?!
This is something I have been working on for a while now. I get asked a lot where I look for recipe inspirations. Finally here it is, my ultimate healthy food blog resource list for you! Hopefully this helps as I know how it feels to sometimes feel in a food rut. One look at these blogs and you will snap out of it, promise! Let me know what you think and if I have forgotten any please share with us in the comments.
I have to admit I am kind of obsessed with the bento box lunch idea. Piper’s school actually provides all of their food so up until now I have not had to pack her lunch for her. Enter her first field trip. For field trips we pack their lunches, and I suddenly felt a need for a bento box style lunch box. While I did my research I found there were a TON of options. I would say my first choice would be Planet Box. However the price tag steered me in a different direction. The adorable ones from Pottery Barn Kids are on sale right now, and Piper adores purple and unicorns, so it was a win win. Feeding kids like this is a great way to get them to try new things, and a way to provide them with a nice well rounded meal. Give it a try!