Every year we make place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. This year we were short on time so we made these adorable little pumpkins. They may be our cutest place cards yet and they only took a few minutes each!
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Did you know that everything is going to kill our children? It’s true. Yesterday I was browsing through Facebook while I was taking a relaxing bath (don’t use your phone in the tub. It’s actually a really bad idea), and I landed on one of those guilt-educing, horror-filled videos. This particular video listed 5 foods that will […]
A few years ago (like 7 to be exact) my son and I made a ghost lantern for a Halloween decoration. This is still our family’s favorite Halloween decoration. My kids go nuts every year waiting to unpack it from our box of Halloween decorations.
The world is going back to school and so moms are stressed. Did you know stress lowers our immune system’s ability to fight off germs and infections. Beyond stress, I feel like going back to school is like sending my kids into cesspool of the Black Plague. I doubt I’m the only mom who gets […]
My kids started school this week. This was a big deal because my youngest started Kindergarten! I’ve never seen someone so excited to go to school. So now I have 3 1/2 hours to myself every day because we opted for half-day Kindergarten. My daughter is a smart little coconut and I’m sure she’d do just fine in full-day, but I needed the adjustment from half to full day. Here are my cutie patooties ready to go! In the words of my mom, one of these kids was okay with going to school (school is old hat once you hit third grade) and the other one is excited beyond all reason.
Day 1, I was so excited. I went grocery shopping by myself for the first time in years. It was so liberating. But then my daughter’s favorite song came on the radio. It made me a little… sad. I’m a complicated person.
Anyway… that’s what’s going on in our lives. That cute little girl in the picture loves to have eggs for breakfast. The problem is, I don’t have time to make eggs every morning now that we have to leave for school at 7:30 a.m. I wake up at 5:45 and work out while my husband gets the kids breakfast. In order to save on time and make sure the kids have a good breakfast, we set it out the night before. So how could I give my daughter eggs, but make breakfast the night before (and scrambling eggs at 9:30 p.m. was not an option for me)?
The solution: Egg muffins. These are SOOOO easy to make. Just scramble eggs and flavor them however you want. My daughter loves salsa and this makes them even easier to flavor. Be careful with salsa. There are some great options out there but read the labels. It’s really easy to find salsa without sugar, but you have to check and make sure they didn’t sneak it in. My daughter also loves bacon, so I cooked some bacon before, chopped that up and added it in.
Then I just put the eggs into a muffin tin using an ice cream scoop. Make sure you grease the pan well.
Just bake them at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
After the egg muffins cool put them in a Ziploc freezer bag and put them in the freezer.
When I want to serve one, I put it in the fridge the night before. Then in the morning I (or my husband) just stick it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
This breakfast will give your kids the energy they need to leave you and go out into the world… I’ll get through this… give it a few weeks and I’ll be fine…
When I was a little girl I would get angry and throw fits, as most kids do. In the morning if I didn’t like what I was wearing, or my pigtails were too tight, or my favorite lace-trimmed socks were dirty, it was the end of the world. I’d cry, scream and lose my ability […]
I love getting back into the school routine, but with such busy schedules, things can get a bit chaotic. Here are 11 tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years that help the school year go much better.
Summer always starts out strong. The kids are super excited to sleep in (until 7), go to parks, swim, play in the backyard, etc. Then about two weeks in, they get bored. They start to fight, they constantly ask to watch TV and I reach the end of my patience. Here are 10 free activities […]
Girls’ night in college usually involved my roommates and I going to a movie, getting dessert at midnight in a restaurant, daring each other to do something really stupid and then dancing until 2 a.m. when someone would suggest making cookie dough, which we’d do, and then eat the entire bowl before falling asleep on the couch about 4 a.m. Now that I have a daughter, we do regular girls’ nights. Though these days, they usually involve painting nails, watching Angelina Ballerina and making a treat together. I have to say, I prefer these girls’ nights.
Last Friday after our nails were sparkly turquoise and Angelina was having a dilemma about being jealous of another mouse ballerina, we decided it was treat time. Giving my daughter loads of sugar right before I send her to sleep does not make for a happy ending to girls’ night. Instead, we made this healthy version of a Wendy’s Frosty with only 3 ingredients, all of which are healthy and easy to pronounce.
Just throw the frozen bananas, cocoa powder and a milk of your choice (we went with almond milk) in a blender and you’re good to go! I really want to make some sweet potato fries to see how they taste dipped in. Come on. You know you used to dip your fries in your frosty.
This year, we decided to combat the summer fighting/boredom cycle by making some activity cups. We started by making three activity lists. List one; inside activities. List two; outside activities. List three; field trips. Now when my kids need something to do, I tell them to draw an activity out of the jar.