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Easy Sensory Bins for Kids

This idea came from watching Instagram stories- easy (and inexpensive) sensory bins!¬† Nothing fancy here- 5lb bag of rice ($3.99¬†from Target), 16 oz bag of beans ($1.99¬†from Target) and a small plastic bin with lids (99 cents from Target).¬† We¬†spontaneously ended up coloring the rice at the end of the night- see recipe below! Puzzles!… Continue reading Easy Sensory Bins for Kids

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February Spotlight- Surviving the Polar Vortex 2019

In case you missed it- there was a polar vortex in the Midwest about three weeks where we hit as cold -60 wind chill!  Needless to say, we did not leave the house for about 48 hours.  Staying home, cuddled up sounds like a dream until your two young children get cabin fever!  In the… Continue reading February Spotlight- Surviving the Polar Vortex 2019

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November Spotlight- Kids & Vacation

On Wednesday my husband and I returned from a WONDERFUL trip to Italy and Ireland.¬† We were gone for just under two weeks and there was a lot of concern (mostly on my end)¬†on whether or not our kids would be able to handle us being gone for so long.¬†¬†Therefore we wanted to create a… Continue reading November Spotlight- Kids & Vacation

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4th of July Layered Mocktails (and cocktails)!

Every July, we make layered mocktails in my kids cooking class- they are a hit!¬† Making layered drinks are simple.¬† The key is to look at the sugar content.¬† Look at the nutrition facts label and choose three different drinks with increasing sugar content (such as 10g, 20g, and 30g).¬† The sugar content affects the… Continue reading 4th of July Layered Mocktails (and cocktails)!