If you’re looking for some quick and fun Thanksgiving crafts for your kids, I have two you may like. Not only are they great for any age, but they are ones the whole family can enjoy together.
There was a time when my husband and I would travel to New York City two times a year to enjoy the Big Apple. We’d catch a baseball game, a Broadway show or just check out the holiday lights. Any time I find something New York city related, I immediately think of our memories and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Lately, we’ve been enjoying this wonderful new book called Maverick and Me. It was written by ASPCA Ambassador Katherine Schwarzenegger and emphasizes the importance of dog adoption while empowering kids to advocate for animals in need.
If I can be honest, as much as I love to cook, I struggle getting dinner together these days. Some nights I actually make something like baked risotto with chicken, other times I will use my slow cooker, and then there are the nights I make baked chicken nuggets and fries. Those nights are my favorite. Why? It’s easy.
I always have a snack on hand for school pickup, so my kids can eat it on the way home and have more time to play outside. Some ideas include cheese sticks, cereal bars, granola bars, bananas or apples. If you want to get festive with a snack idea, check out Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Pumpkin Muffins.
All it takes is one of the kids to have the sniffles, and then we all get it. I know the pattern well and I’m always the last one to get to the illness. I’m not a doctor, but I do know my needs during cold and flu season.
Fall lovers rejoice! It is our favorite time of year and we can now scream it from the rooftops. The crafts I picked this year are easy enough for preschoolers, but younger school-aged children would enjoy them, too. They just won’t need as much assistance.
After having four kids I’ve become a pro-packer and it doesn’t take me long to replenish my diaper bags’ contents after a day of use. Of course, what’s inside the bag will vary based on how old your child is. But, I thought I’d share my list of diaper bag essentials.
My youngest guy is almost five months old and he has really stepped up his drooling game. He soaks his shirts or bibs within minutes. Because of this, we change his bodysuit quite often throughout the day. Since he’s only drooling on his shirt, that’s the only thing that needs to be changed.
If you’re from New England, you may have heard of or eaten a dish called American Chop Suey. It’s a simple dish involving ground beef, elbow macaroni, seasonings and sometimes vegetables. I grew up with it and I love that my kids like it, too. Since I don’t want to eat the same things every week, I decided to put a twist on this family staple.
My wardrobe has been a bit of an issue as of late. I’m four months post partum and most of my pants don’t fit the way they used to. And I’ve come to terms with the fact they may never fit the way I want them to again. My body has carried four children and that’s pretty amazing. If I need to dress accordingly, no biggie!