Christmas is a magical time of year for young and old. It's time to reflect on the things that matter most. While the chaos of shopping, wrapping, and gifting can be overwhelming, focusing on wholesome family traditions can ground us and keep our focus on the real reason for Christmas. For kids, traditions not only provide something consistent to look forward to, they also help … [Read more...] about 9 Fun Family Christmas Traditions to Help Children Find Meaning
Buying a toddler basketball hoop for your child means fun and games plus developing skills! My kids love playing with our hoop in our backyard. When they have friends over, they play with it even more. We purchased it when my son was two years old. Now he and his little sister like playing with it together. It’s fun to have a toddler basketball hoop that adjusts for their ages … [Read more...] about Great Basketball Hoops for Young Boys
In our kitchen, our rule is don’t buy uni-taskers. If it’s not a tool I can pull out for many different uses, I don’t have the room to store it. Our Cuisinart food processor comes out all of the time! If you’ve never owned a food processor, you need to. It will change your cooking world. It’s amazing the recipes you can create with it. As a home cook, it’s one of my … [Read more...] about Standard and Mini Cuisinart Food Processors
Almost 20 years ago, I sat in the kitchen of my sister-in-law, staring at the calendar on her wall. Their meals for the week were written on the corresponding days. I was a sophomore in college, eating cans of chili, packages of ramen, and pancakes from a giant, Costco-sized bag of pancake mix. The idea of planning out the week of food seemed like some serious, next level … [Read more...] about Family Meal Planning–Four Fun Ways to Plan Your Family Meals!
I took my kids to lunch. We didn’t go to McDonald’s or Chic-fil-A. We didn’t even pick a place with a play area. My five-year old son chose a sushi restaurant. My two-year old daughter agreed with his choice. We ordered a couple of rolls and ate up: a delightful little lunch date with my progeny. I never liked sushi. Not as a kid. Not as an adult. Not after friends and … [Read more...] about Five Strategies to Avoid Raising a Picky Eater