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10 Recipes to Cook with Your Kids

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You will build memories when you cook with your kids. It’s also nice to have help while cooking. As your kids grow, they can start helping more and more with making dinner. Cooking with your kids teaches them responsibility and life skills, it’s never too early to teach them a skill that will benefit them throughout their life. I am very passionate about cooking and it was instilled in me at an early age. Who knows, it may turn out to be their life dream to cook delicious dishes (and give you a reprieve from cooking occasionally)!

Here are 10 recipes you can cook with your kids:

1. Breakfast Toast Cups

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via bbritnell.com

2. Mini Lasagnas

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via catchingfirefliesgifts.com

3. Easy Jell-O Popsicles

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via onesweetappetite.com

4. Cheesy Crackers

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via foodnetwork.com

5. Honey Bread

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via messforless.net

6. No Bake Chewy Oreo Bars

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via picky-palate.com

7. No Bake Cheerio Bars

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via averiecooks.com

8. Create Your Own French Bread Pizzas

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via thepioneerwoman.com

9. Mini Taco Bowls

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via kraftrecipes.com

10. Deluxe Mac & Cheese Minis

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via kraftrecipes.com

What other recipes do you cook with your kids?

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Do It Yourself Fridge Magnets

Do It Yourself Magnets

Making your own personalized Magnets, perfect for your kids art, or for leaving yourself helpful reminders on every metal surface.

I got these from a store for $4 for 3, yeah they’re pretty cool but I wouldn’t buy them again… especially now that I know how to make them myself..

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I found these at the dollar store on the clearance aisle, I LOVE butterflies so I couldn’t pass them up..

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I had a Magnetic List Pad in the car (see example below).

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Total cost not including the Gorilla Glue: $1.07 (with Gorilla Glue $6.75)

Here’s how I did it:

1. Remove Magnet from notebook and use a paint scraper to remove the cardboard. Then cut into sizes that will fit on the clips.

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2. Glue the pieces of magnets to the clips and allow to dry

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And Voila:

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21 Do-It-Yourself Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy this Summer!

Keep Kids Busy During Summer

The start of Summer is always fun, but eventually our kids get bored with a lack of activities. Here are 21 activities to keep your children entertained during Summer.

1. Create your own Giant Bubbles

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via food.com

2. Create a Car Track for hours of play!

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via lejardindejuliette.blogspot.be

3. Neighborhood iSpy Walk

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via messforless.net

4. DIY Waterfall

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via tinkerlab.com

5. DIY Monsters, Inc Pong

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via babble.com

6. DIY Matrix Lazer System

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via ellisbenus.com

7. Marble Bowling Board Game

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via frugalfun4boys.com

8. Target Practice Tarp

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via gurutotheoutdoors.com

9. Bubble Wrap Stomp Art

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via messforless.net

10. Sponge Bulls-eye

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via mamaslikeme.com

11. Tape Board Game

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via the36thavenue.com

12. Pool Noodle Waterfall

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via teachingmama.org

13. DIY Backyard Scrabble – You could even modify this to a matching game for smaller children

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via constantlylovestruck.blogspot.com

14. “Kid Wash” Sprinkler

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via sixsistersstuff.com

15. Lawn Art

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via callmemamaleisha.com

16. Giant Dry Erase Drawing Pad

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via iheartartsncrafts.com

17. Travel Chalk Kit

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via sunnywithachanceofsprinkles.com

18. Stay Cool with Nutella Cool Whip Popsicle’s

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via 52kitchenadventures.com

19. DIY Noodle Sprinkler

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via ziggityzoom.com

20. Noodle Obstacle Course

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via developingthewholechild.com

21. DIY Hula Hoop Hideout

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via alannageorge.com

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Top 5 Sanity Saving Tricks for Parenting!

Time Saving Hacks You Need

Parenting isn’t easy, but when you’re equipped with tricks to make the job easier, you’re a superhero! These 5 Tips are must haves to save your sanity!

1. No Sew Door Latch Covers – these are great! You can close the doors in your home without waking the little one. Project Nursery saved my sanity with this one!

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via projectnursery.com

 

2. Clever Storage for the Stuffed Animals! With enough creativity you could even make it half shelves if you don’t have enough stuffed animals for the whole thing! Ginny found this on a site with no tutorial, but it looks simple enough!

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via organizinghomelife.com

 

3. Custom, stack-able, recycled toy containers! OMGosh! I use these in the kitchen for noodles and things, but had never considered toys! Thank you, Heart of Wisdom, for this great idea! You could even use them for small baby stuff like socks!

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via heartofwisdom.com

4. Clothing dividers by size! Great Idea, Ashley! Has anyone tried this with old CD’s I wonder? Might be my next project!

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via naptimetales.com

 

5. And Jen’s clever idea, pretty much takes the cake… I hate trying to keep up with bibs!

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via definitelyjennifer.com

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What are some of your FAVORITE sanity saving tips, let us know in the comments?!

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3 Advantages to Creatively Themed Children’s Rooms

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When you setup a new room, you consider a lot of details to deliver a message or convey a purpose. I know in my Kitchen I spent a lot of time making sure it was organized for both ease of use and to look clutter free with limited storage space. There are MANY advantages to having creatively themed Children’s rooms. Here are the 4 most important:

1. Having a creatively created space for your little one gives them a chance to let their imaginations soar. It gives them the freedom to see think creatively and inspires creativity from them.

My favorite thing to hear are Children’s made up stories of that scribble letter they wrote Santa, or their conversations with their imaginary friend. In a room designed to let them be creative, you can show them the sky is the limit.

2. It allows them to have personal expression early on (even if most of it IS your idea :) ) This will instill the idea that creativity is a good thing! It allows them to start being more creative.

When I was a kid, I was encouraged to help and find creative solutions to problems. One time I washed the walls with toilet water because I was too little to reach the sink, but wanted to help. Granted, I’m sure you don’t want your little one to wash anything with toilet water, giving them a chance to be creative allows your child to share their personality. Children can be awesome, quirky, funny individuals!

3. Bright colors encourage and foster happier moods. This allows everyone to enjoy their space and gives them a sense of their own area.

I’m renting which means most of my additions cannot be permanent. I found the best solution to that ever! Reusable Wall Decals allow me to add personality to every room and avoid losing my deposit when I move.

Check out some of the great decals from KidsWallDecalSource.com if you can’t find something you like, we also offer custom designs, just contact us!

Nursery Wall Decal With Name, Owls, Monkeys, Birds - Baby - Vinyl StickerDolphin Wall Decal - Coral Reef Vinyl Stickers - Reusable AvailableSea Animal Decals

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