The new school year is just about here and that means one thing for us parents: back to school shopping time! Even though we’ve been packing lunches for a few years now, it can still be overwhelming to choose the right lunch gear for our kiddos. We look for a few things: * A good value […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Part of my Christmas preparedness tradition includes making my holiday treat list. And yes, I check it twice…ok, more like a dozen times to make sure that I’ve included our favorite recipes, popular treats to gift to friends and family, and a few new ones that might make it to next year’s list. Since way […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Festive Chocolate Cookie Bark
My daughter has a recent love for hot cocoa. She knows that any errands trip to the mall or somewhere near a coffee shop will most certainly earn her a kid’s hot cocoa, and has literally been asking to join me when I know she could care less about the errand. It’s all about the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Kia Robertson and her Today I Ate A Rainbow solution for kiddos. I don’t even recall how we met a few years ago, but I instantly was impressed with her passion for helping kids eat more fruit and vegetables. She’s been super busy improving on the […]Continue Reading... 14 Comments.
My kids have always liked spending time with me in the kitchen and often ask to help me with dinner where there’s really nothing for them to do. Or at least, not much for them to do. Lately, my daughter has apparently been told too many times that “well, I just don’t have anything for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kids in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter Cookies
In Oregon, most of our kids head back to school next week after our final hurrah over Labor Day weekend. I know that this sounds late to a lot of parents, but it’s something that we’re used to out here and truly appreciate since summer doesn’t kick in until July 4th. I know it sounds […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Remember ice cream socials from when you were a kid? Growing up, my elementary school held one the last week of school each spring and it was something everyone looked forward to with great anticipation. Sure, the ice cream was a fun treat and there were usually toppings, cones and chocolate sauce to make them […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ice Cream Social This Weekend!
As the last few days of school approached, both of my kids had so many reasons to look forward to the final day of what was a wonderful year for all of us. My daughter was “graduating” from kindergarten which seems like a really big deal since she’s our youngest. I admit to sharing a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Summer vacation moments that warm my heart
It’s summer time, the kiddos are out of school and there are so many days of fun in the sun ahead. I don’t know about your kids, but mine get hot and sweaty pretty easy when the temps start to rise. I think it’s our Northwest blood that just takes a while to adjust. Whenever […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Prepare to Hydrate Kids for Summer Activities