I recently saw a recipe like this from OAMM that has you cook it overnight in the crockpot, but that's just too much trouble for oatmeal ;), so I adapted it for soaked oats (that sit in your fridge overnight), added in some molasses, and it gets zapped in the microwave in the morning. Easy! I made them for the kids and they're so yummy!
Little Passports is a San Francisco-based company founded by two moms wanting to design an inspiring and fun way for kids to learn about other countries and the 50 states. They developed the idea of monthly travel packages, including letters, souvenirs, activities and online games that teach kids about the world around them.
Peeps are a staple in Easter baskets everywhere, and everyone has tried them at some point in their lives. Love them or hate them, did you know these colorful marshmallow treats can be used to make an edible play dough? If your children receive Peeps in their basket this year, you can use this easy 3-ingredient recipe to make them into a fun-to-play-with and safe-to-eat play dough!
April 30th is Children's Day, or Día del Niño in Mexico. Although the US doesn't have an "official" holiday, Children’s Day has been celebrated annually in Mexico since 1925, and is celebrated in many countries around the world. In Mexico, children are recognized as an important part of society so the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting and appreciating children. I think this is a fantastic reason to have a fun day with your kids, so we'll be celebrating Día del Niño this year with a new recipe!
I have a fun project for the kids today! With summer vacation looming, I hope this will give you something to entertain the kids with on a rainy, or even a sunny day! It's quick, requires a few inexpensive ingredients, and will keep them busy for hours.
Whether you need gluten-free lunch ideas for the kids, or they're just plain bored with sandwiches, serving the filling ingredients on a skewer is a fun way to get them interested in eating a healthy lunch (and asking for more!)
We're mid-way through the Mommy & Me Homemade Spa Day Series, and the next DIY creation is a Rosemary & Mint Hair Detangling Spray. It smells heavenly, and while I did create this for my daughter, this homemade hair detangler is not just for kids. Adults can also use it whenever you need to freshen your hair or add a little moisture before you brush.
The next fun holiday fast approaching is St. Patrick's Day, and whether you celebrate or not, it's always a fun way to fit some green into your diet, even if it's only in the form of sprinkles! Your kids will love these sweet, crispy Clover Cinnamon Chips. They are made from cookie-cut tortilla chips (baked, not fried) and the icing is just 2 ingredients! These are easy to make and even faster to disappear!
If you have a teenager, you know how difficult Easter can be. What do you put in their basket? I fill my younger daughter's basket with lots of candy, toys, and coloring items, but my teen son is too old for those. He was really too old for his colorful woven basket too. What's a mom to do? She gets crafty. Stumped for Ideas? I brainstormed the perfect ways to help you create and fill an awesome Easter Basket for your teen (and I filled it with amazing treats like M&M's® Easter Sundae and Starburst® Jellybeans.)
Easter is coming early this year! To help you decorate and celebrate, I've teamed up with 16 lovely bloggers to bring you our favorite 31 Easter Crafts! There are fun crafts for kids and decor projects for adults, so everyone can get in on the fun. Happy Easter!
Today's post comes from my son! He has contributed to posts in the past, but this is his first post on his own, so without further ado, I'd like to introduce my son Gabriel. Hello! Are you a busy teen with an acne problem? Do you not have time, between school, friends, and sports to take proper care of your skin? If so, I want to show you my tutorial for an easy skincare routine that will help you control your acne and get you out of the door on time, and I've also got some tips to help keep breakouts to a minimum.
Mother's Day is almost here! While moms love getting fancy gifts, they also love getting homemade treats. There's just something about homemade cards and gifts from the kids that can make our hearts just melt. I've teamed up with some wonderful bloggers to bring your a huge list of 31 Mother's Day crafts and DIY gifts to make. There are some for the kids and some for the adults to make too!
My kids are all about Ninjas. Can you blame them? Those fearsome fighters make some of the cutest crafts ever. If you're looking for some fun projects to occupy those little hands and minds, I've rounded up 15 silly and stealthy ninja craft ideas for your ninja-loving kids!
Summer is here and for all those parents with children going off to summer camp, I have some fun (free!) printables for you!
If you dream of travel but are nervous about traveling abroad with children, it doesn't have to be a big deal. If you’ve never done so before, it’s just a matter of following the right tips to make your travels successful. Check out these 9 tips for traveling abroad with children and start planning your adventures!
Teens are usually very excited for the end of the school year and enjoying the summer vacation, but after a week or two, they’re usually bored and don’t know what to do with themselves. It would be great for them to have something productive to do that also allows them to feel good too. This list of summer activities should give your teen some great (and sometimes lucrative) ideas for filling their free time.
The first few weeks of Summer vacation is always a blast, it's just the remainder you have to plan for or it can quickly devolve into a daily TV- and electronics-fest. I've been there, I feel your pain. The good news is that I have some great ideas for fun, educational activities for kids that will keep them entertained over the summer while keeping them learning too.
August and September can be some of the most expensive months for parents. Back to school shopping can include uniforms and clothing, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, home items like ziplock bags, tissues, and hand sanitizer, and even expensive electronics, and buying it all at once for multiple children can put a strain on finances. Regardless, your child has to have these supplies when starting a new school year. The good news is there are some great ways to budget for back to school shopping!
Today I have a fun printable for your next vacation. This is a Travel Journal just for kids! They can make a book full of fun memories from each day of their trip in words, a drawing, or both. This is appropriate for both younger and older kids, and it's free! :)
If you have craft-loving kids, I have the ULTIMATE 'rainy day' craft kit list for you! I've researched craft kits for all ages and all skill levels and have a whopping 45 craft kits for you to choose your next project from. Whether your kid is a beginner or an expert crafter, here are some fun choices for your weekend crafting projects, all listed by the manufacturer's recommended age. Easy-peasy!