The kitchen is overflowing with zucchini from local farmers this summer. Besides making zucchini bread, we have been sneaking zucchini into just about everything we can. Grilled zucchini, baked zucchini, sauteed zucchini, etc., etc. So, it only seemed natural to find a way to add it to homemade hummus. The results? Tasty and a great way to get some vegetables into the kids without them knowing it!
In today’s gadget oriented world, kids are surrounded by technology all day, every day. Cell-phones, video-games, televisions, and computers have taken over kids’ lives by storm. While a certain level of exposure to all these technologies is essential, it is also important to involve your children in other activities, whether indoors or outdoors, that encourage them to spend some quality time with their family. [Read more…] about 25 Technology-Free Activities for Kids and Families
Somehow we ended up with a box of about 5 million brown craft sticks in our house. I don’t remember how it got here or what I was thinking when I bought it, but it has lasted for years. And years. And years. [Read more…] about How to Build Words and Silly Sentences with Craft Sticks
There are only so many different types of backpacks out there and with the start of school, chances are that someone else is going to have the exact same backpack as your child. Visions of someone else’s child’s half-eaten lunch and smelly gym clothes can make any parent want to start labeling everything – and fast! Instead of worrying that your child will accidentally bring home someone else’s bag, create easy backpack tags to help hers stand out from the crowd.
I am a firm believer in starting kids early on chores. That being said, I’m also a strong believer in kids being given chores they are developmentally able to do. Assigning a 4 year old to unload the dishwasher? Probably not a good idea. Having the 4 year old make her bed? Absolutely! [Read more…] about Free Printable Chore Charts for Preschoolers