Four Tips to Make Reading Fun for Kids

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If you were to ask a teacher, they will tell you one of the hardest things they see is kids who are not reading at their potential. I had a lengthy conversation with one of my kid’s elementary school teachers about this subject. He said it was heartbreaking to see kids coming into his classroom ...

Homemade Cereal Bars- Kids in The Kitchen

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Welcome to the first week of This Mama Loves Kids in The Kitchen! I am delighted that you are following along with our series and  hope that you will enjoy letting your little one in the kitchen to create healthy and delicious recipes as much as I did.  This week we are replacing store bought cereal bars ...

Vegan Cookies

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Vegan Cookies Ingredients 3 Ripe Bananas 2 ½ Cups Oats ½ Cup Golden Raisins, chopped ½ Cup Sweetened Coconut, chopped 1/3 Cup Pecans, finely chopped 1 teas. Cinnamon 2 teas. Vanilla 1/3 Cup Oil Instructions In a large bowl mash the Bananas with a fork. Add in the remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine Take a rounded tablespoon full and roll into a ball, place on an ungreased cookie ...

Apple Cobbler Yogurt Bites #SnackHack #150Calories

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Being healthier and making conscious choices towards LIVING healthier are so much a part of my routine right now.  Snacks are a major downfall for me, especially sweets. Yoplait makes quick and healthy snacking easy with their 100 calorie Greek yogurts. They are delicious right out of the cup but if you wan’t to take it ...

The New Way to Stay Dry #TryDry #Giveaway

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Sweat happens! Whether it is from working out, stress or being out on a hot day, we all sweat. The big question is how do we stop it in its tracks? Antiperspirants are one of the staples in our personal care routine, which traditionally has been in the roll on form. The problem is they ...

Snowflake Wreath from Paper Straws

Snowflake Wreath from Paper Straws

I just love all of the paper straws I see in the party supplies or in the baking aisle.  They come in so many patterns and colors.  I recently found these blue paper straws with snowflakes at the dollar store and thought they would make a fun craft.  The last few days have been so, ...

{2} Valentine’s Day Crafts- Votive Jars

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not enjoy a little Valentine’s Day themed crafting? You can make your own Valentine’s Day craft this year- themed votive jars for just pennies each, the end result being a votive holder you can use for candles or even sweet treats. Take a peek below at ...

Cooking with Kids- Kids in The Kitchen

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I am so excited to bring you this new, ongoing series Kids in The Kitchen. I have a passion for  cooking and an even greater passion for my kids so it seemed natural to bring the two together.  There are so many reasons letting kids in the kitchen to help is a great idea,especially when ...

Cranberry BBQ Turkey Meatballs

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I am forever looking up recipes on my phone when cooking but the screen is never quite big enough to show enough of the recipe and I can never find a good way to prop the phone while I cook.  This week while making Cranberry BBQ Turkey Meatballs for a get together I used our ...

3 Ingredient Crab Dip

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It's playoff season, friends. With that comes parties, and snacks, tailgating and lots and lots of appetizers. If you want simple and quick, but also delicious, check out this SUPER simple and quick 3 ingredient crab dip. No one ever has to know that you made it in under 5 minutes unless you tell them (and ...