In Need of an Activity for the Kids?
Share a smile, one stone at a time...
This one's a great rainy day activity (well, at least the first part) and it can teach little ones about ideas like sharing, comforting others, optimism and bringing cheer to our communities. Not to mention, a lil' fine motor and creative expression to start it all off. We had so much fun painting the stones and decorating them. I love projects that include a couple steps, to highlight the importance of follow through and commitment. The idea is to make something that can be left for others, or given to others, to cheer them up. Something they may want to pass along to others, to keep the good vibes going.
So I've recently read an awesome post by an awesome lady “MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS,” Alanya Kolberg, and wow did it have me thinking. About all sorts of stuff. Let me start by saying way to go Alanya! I hear ya sister, please allow me to validate and congratulate your parenting style and subsequent slaying of the naysayers out there. Parenting is personal, and shame on those people who stand in judgment, wagging their fingers and shaking their heads. Let's all try to build each other up- it's takes a village, no?
Did You Say Flower Pot Cupcakes?
Hello Spring! With the buzzing and blooming of spring comes sweet treats too! Here's a sure giggle maker, flower pot cupcakes, including the dirt and worms that make gardening so much fun! These were super easy to make, I used my Wilton silicone flower pots, but you can swap those out for cupcake liners. Here's what you will need:
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 2 cups chocolate teddy grahams, crushed
- gummy worms
- small silk flowers
Diapers and Dogfood Blog
I'm Jen, mama to the most incredibly adorable pumpkin in the world. Please allow me to share my experiences about life, and running to the store for diapers & dog food. All. The. Time.