Saturday November 22nd 2014

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Four Fun Activities to Reinforce Money Concepts with Kindergarteners

Sending your child off to kindergarten means they're growing up and becoming more independent. It's an exciting time and the beginning of a wonderful journey where they'll be introduced to new concepts and experiences. A great way to stay connected with what happens at school is to be on the lookout for ways to reinforce at home the learning [...]

Enjoy Your Mommy Cocktail Anywhere you Go

Enjoy Your Mommy Cocktail Anywhere you Go

In the momosphere there are plenty of mommies who enjoy a cocktail.  Some enjoy beer, a mixed beverage, maybe a Skinny Girl Martini, and some of us enjoy a glass of wine. I enjoy a nice glass of wine for dinner or when we go out.  I often drink red but in the Summer or when guests come over I often serve a white wine.  Sometimes I do not [...]

Choosing Nutritious and Healthy Afternoon Snacks for Kids

Choosing Nutritious and Healthy Afternoon Snacks for Kids

When choosing a nutritious after school snack for your child there are many things to consider. You may ask yourself “is this snack food too high in sugar?” Does this snack contain too much fat or too many calories” or even “Will this snack help keep my child satisfied until dinner?” With so many snack choices out there, it can be [...]

The Green Scene

The Green Scene

By making some minor changes you can make some major savings.  How one self-described “frugalista” did just that. I am so sick of the words “green” and “frugal” and all of their derivatives. I am no longer just a conscious consumer, I am a frugalista, according to the media. I am not just aware of how much I consume or waste, [...]

What to Wear for BlogHer 10- Check Our My Options and Vote

What to Wear for BlogHer 10- Check Our My Options and Vote

Which Outfits do you like for daytime and evening parties at Blogher????  You can check out the slide show or gallery. In the slide show I tried to note items that might be for evening or could be for either.  I would love to know which ones you like, dislike or what  suggestions you have for me.  I already know some of them are probably no [...]

Fun Pirate Party Sandwich- Pirate Themed Party Food

Fun Pirate Party Sandwich- Pirate Themed Party Food

Does your child love pirates?  Well how about making him a pirate sandwich for lunch or to pack in his school lunch or even make a group of pirate sandwiches for a pirate party (don't worry you can make them ahead of time). Watch the video to learn how to make this fun Pirate sandwich. For the Pirate: 2 slices white bread Red [...]

Uncle Sam Hat for 4th of July Centerpiece

Uncle Sam Hat for 4th of July Centerpiece

Here is an easy 4th of July craft for Kids to make that can be used to play with or to add to your 4th of July table as a red, white & blue patriotic centerpiece.  It's a real show-stopper, so don't be surprised when you get compliments from your guests! For more fun 4th of July patriotic crafts, recipes and printables, check out [...]

Funny Photo of a Bad Hair Day

We all have them ... bad hair days ... but this is a little extreme! Poor little guy!

"I made it … a Hole in One!"

Kids love to play sports and this one is really excited to have gotten a hole-in-one ... of course he was only standing 3 feet away when he putted!

How to make your own microwave popcorn and kettlecorn without the additives and coloring

How to make your own microwave popcorn and kettlecorn without the additives and coloring

I enjoy popcorn.  I prefer air popped popcorn with a little butter and salt to microwave popcorn.  When I am in a hurry I will often make a bag of microwave popcorn but the artificial flavors and coloring can turn me off from that option.  I have begun popping my own microwave popcorn in a paper bag. It is quick, easy, and a healthy popcorn [...]

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