Energy Bites Recipe: For the love of play #QuakerPlayMaker #Giveaway

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Quaker has asked me to talk to you about their For the Love of Play campaign, in partnership with the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60, designed to help fuel healthy families so they an get out and be active for 60 minutes of play a day.  Physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is ...

Fall Decor – Pumpkin with Felt Flowers

Fall Pumpkin with Felt Flowers

I love fall decor that is not just Halloween related, items that can come out early October and stay out until it's time to decorate for winter.  This Pumpkin with Felt Flowers is perfect for all of fall!  I used all browns and creams but you could easily add any color you'd like.  The felt ...

New game teaches responsibility and respect

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Besides protecting our children from harm and keeping them safe, perhaps the most important job as a parent is to teach our children to fare well in the world alone, once they’ve outgrown our care. This doesn’t just mean teaching them to survive; but to contribute- To be decent human beings, and give back to ...

Chocolate Covered Cutie Bats

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Look at these adorable Chocolate Covered Bat Cuties, aren't they adorable? They make the funnest themed Halloween snack and they are somewhat healthy too!     These fun chocolate covered cutie bats are a sweet treat for an after school snack, Halloween party, or to send to school with your little one for a class event. They are ...

DIY Chevron Trinket Box

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Here's a fun little DIY chevron print trinket box that you can make for a small gift, a treasure box or just for fun.  It's simple, inexpensive and looks pretty without a lot of time or effort.  Just how I like my crafts! Chevron Trinket Box Materials Needed -   1 small cardboard box – I found mine at ...

Getting kids to read under the covers

We are really lucky that our kids have all inherited my love of reading. I know this. I embrace it and encourage it. I also know that for many kids, reading under the covers (or anywhere, for that matter, isn't appealing at all. For those kids, and those who like to read under the covers, ...

Thomas & Friends TrackMaster #Trackmaster

Thomas Avalanche

This post brought to you by Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. This has been an exciting month for the Thomas & Friends fans in our house- and our circle of friends.  We had a party so we could all Check out the new Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster ™ Online and build your very own track design! ...

Ravioli with Creamy Herb Sauce #HoodMealMakeover #SourCream

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I had more inspiration after I left the Hood Meal Makeover Event last week.  Actually, I've since had yet another inspirational thought, but that recipe will come later this fall, I think.  I was actually trying to figure out a meatless meal for my oldest, who's meat-free, but also have something we would all enjoy, ...

Help the medicine go down with Dr. Cocoa

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It’s hard watching your child be sick. As a mother, it tugs at the core of my heart. I hate feeling helpless, not being able to wave my magic mommy wand and fix things right away. Like most moms I’ll do anything in my power to get the feeling just like new as soon as ...

Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Chocolate #ChocolateHistory

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to travel to North Carolina and visit the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, learning about the heritage of Salem and the history of chocolate.  This was the last of our stops on our chocolate history tour with American Heritage Chocolate.  It could not have been a more beautiful ...