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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

My little Rinos and I were on Good Day Sacramento yesterday cooking up a storm!  Cooking with kids, I’ve talked about it before, but I think it is so important for parents to cook with their kids.  Aside from basic safety and awareness in the kitchen, they bond with their parents, the appreciate the amount of work that goes into a meal, they feel empowered after creating a dish their whole family enjoyed, and they are more likely to eat what they made.  If you want to start trying to cook with your kids, you need to set some ground rules.  They need to wash their hands, use their listening ears, and pay attention!  Video link for cooking with kids at the end of the post.

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April Fool’s Day

April Fool's Day

Happy April Fool’s Day is tomorrow.  In honor of this silly day, I just got my hubby pretty good!  So, I thought I’d share some fun ways to prank your kiddos.

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What to do on Spring Break

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Spring break is here.  You guys, it’s going to be alright.  Fun even!  Instead of sharing all the ways I enjoyed last week I’m sharing with you all the things you can do this week to keep your kids busy.  This list includes a list of things going on per day, Egg Hunts, Spring Break camps, places to visit locally, day trips, activities to keep your kids  busy, and ways to cool your kids down on the warm days ahead.  Let me know if there are any places or events I’ve missed.

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Favorite Buys: March

Fave Monthly Buys for March

Fave Monthly Buys for March

This past month has given us some pretty strange weather in NorCal.  We’ve had record high temps and very little rain.  This adds up to skipping spring and going straight to summer.  And that means wearing short sleeves or tank tops and sandals.  Crazy right?  Here are my favorite buys from this month and an item on my wish list for next month.

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Totally Different Easter Basket Ideas

Totally Different Easter Basket Ideas

Totally Different Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is GDFR (going down for real) a week from this Sunday!  It’s time to get our bunny tails in gear.  Here’s a round-up of the most pin-worthy Easter Basket Ideas that are NOT SUGAR related.  Instead, I’ve found some really interesting basket filling ideas that won’t lead to a sugar rush and crash.  In fact, some of these ideas just might leave you with a minute or two all to yourself to, you know, go to the bathroom by yourself or something.

For more inspiration check out my Easter board on Pinterest here and you can follow me and see all my boards here.  And, check out my Easter Basket Tips and Tricks post to see how we do things in our house.

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Frustration and the Perfect Tee

Frustration and the Perfect TeeFrustration and the Perfect Tee

This week was a toughie.  It was one of those weeks of frustration where I the kids were driving me crazy, I had a thousand things to do and got to exactly 0 of them.  I had deadlines pass, my allergies were the worst, I kept running into stuff and spilling things, and I felt terribly bloated.  Basically nothing seemed to be going my way, totally frustration.  You know, like when you have a really big zit that turns into a scab and your kid asks you if it’s a wart?  Yeah it was an “Is that a wart?” kind of a week.

I was hibernating a bit over the weekend because I was working on this lovely site.  You might notice there are some fancy new social media buttons in the margin —————–>  Fancy, huh?  Are you on Google+?  I’m pretty new to it and still trying to figure it out, but I would love to connect!  You can find me here.  I also re-vamped my About page, let me know what you think?  Also, you will find there are more ways to share my content at the end of each post.  Sharing is caring!  So don’t be shy.

My Monday posts are all about trying to my the happy in the mundane or the dismal and celebrating the really good times.  Today I’m having a hard time with that.  For example, I’ve written this exact post four times already, but I’m having computer issues so every so often my Mac freezes up and all I’ve written in mysteriously lost despite the fact that I’ve hit the save button after almost every word.  Frustration.  So, I’m going to try to turn this frown upside down and share with you some things that actually made me a bit happy their past week.

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Leprechaun Shenanigans

Leprechaun Shenanigans

St. Patrick’s Day was tons of fun at our house this year.  In years past I’ve started the leprechaun craziness around March 1st and tried to do something nice, funny, or mysterious every other day.  This year I kept putting it off (you’ll see why below) so there wasn’t as much as previous years.  This year we had leprechaun shenanigans, a pot-o-gold, and fun hats.  Here’s a quick recap of all the fun!

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