Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Birthday parties for our kids are a lot of work, which is something that often takes new parents by surprise. It’s no wonder either. The chaos of kids running around screaming misrepresents the reality that a children's birthday party is closer to a formal event concerning planning than a casual get together. The whole process can feel overwhelming, but watching our kids have fun with their friends is worth it. The trick for parents is not getting too frazzled. Plan it With Your Child While not exactly a checklist item, it is ultimately their party. Make sure it’s something they want to be part of, even if it’s based on that cartoon character or movie you’ve grown to loathe. This includes making sure any potential venue is available for the date, and that there aren't any other significant events that would cause a scheduling conflict. Getting your child’s input will let them know that their opinions and views are valued, and having them … [Read more...]
40 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids
One of the most challenging things for Moms is getting our kids to eat healthy. Snacks can be very tricky since so many of them that are advertised are UNhealthy! Because of this, I have complied a list of 40 healthy snack ideas to get your creative juices going, and get your kids eating healthier! Before we get started, keep in mind that kids are just like us! They eat with their eyes first. So, always make sure that when you are presenting healthy alternatives that you are making them visually appealing! 40 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids 1. Cheese. Wedges, strips, chunks and blocks. Create fun shapes and designs. Cheese is a fun and healthy snack that is packed with many flavor variations. 2. Fresh Fruit. Fresh fruit should be far more prevalent in a person's diet than sugar. Teaching our children to love fresh fruit will benefit them throughout life. Make it fun. Combine it with cheeses, or other healthy pairings. You can also get creative with presentation and make fun … [Read more...]
Bomb Pop, Summer Fun, and Childhood Memories… Plus a Giveaway!
Disclosure: I received my own patriotic prize pack to help facilitate this review/giveaway. Prize was also provided. All opinions are my own. I remember hearing the familiar musical sounds of the ice cream truck as it entered my neighborhood as a child--especially during the hot summer months in Florida. I also remember that the Original Bomb Pop was one of my favorite choices that were offered. Those were some wonderful days... Sitting with my friends, eating our cool treats, while the summer heat beat down on us. We never felt the heat though--not while we slurped up our delicious selections without a care in the world! Do you remember those wonderful summer days from your childhood? Well, those days are here again, my friends! I was able to share a bit of my childhood with friends and family recently... I had a fun and tasty patriotic 'Bomb Pop' party! Once I had everything set up, and the kids had had some fun in the pool, it was time to introduce them … [Read more...]