Easy Snow Ice Cream: Two Ways!

snow ice cream

When life gives you snow, make ice cream! This cool treat will turn a snow day into a very sweet memory.  It tastes delicious and only takes about 5 minutes to make. There’s no need for an ice cream maker, blender or food processor, heavy cream, or refined sugar.  This ice cream has a soft-serve consistency that will make you and your kids want to peek out your window and wish for more snow.  

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Spring Hairstyles for Little Girls

Spring Hairstyles for Little Girls

Having a little girl is so much fun, and part of that is seeing her turn into a little lady.  When your little girl begins to have choices when it comes to wearing her hair, it may be difficult as a mom to choose that perfect hairstyle that fits all of her activities. Here are a few simple Spring hairstyles that can be used on all types of hair–thick or thin, long or short (just under the ears)–and we think all of these styles look very sweet.  

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Homemade Personal Pizzas

homemade personal pizzas

Are you searching for something to make for dinner that is fun and unique? Maybe you have a pizza night each week and just can’t agree on toppings that everyone is happy with?  Personal pizzas are fun to make and easier than you might imagine–not to mention, delicious! These pizzas have a delicious thin crust that will have you reminiscing of the famous personal pizzas from your favorite pizzeria in Florence.   

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Introducing Tea To Toddlers

For centuries, people have been drinking tea. Aside from the titillating flavors of the masterfully crafted blends on the market today, there’s no denying the immense amount of health benefits attached to tea. There are specially blended herbs, flowers, spices and leaves that aid in just about every ailment or situation you might find yourself in- from a stuffy nose to achy joints to sleepless nights. 

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5 Ways to Make St. Patrick’s Day Special for Your Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and whether you are Irish or not, it is still a fun holiday to celebrate! There are so many fun ways to make this day special for your kids that, best of all, don’t include gifts, like most holidays do! Spend this day wearing green and celebrating the luck of the Irish with these five fun ideas for making this day special for you and your kids.

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Baby-Friendly Homemade Split Pea Soup

Baby-Friendly Homemade Split Pea Soup

Babies are people too. And their tastebuds grow and crave more intricate textures, consistencies and flavors as quickly as they do. Just because they’re new to this world, doesn’t mean they won’t quickly develop a taste for the finer things in life – finer than sweet potato puree, that is. If your baby is getting bored with her one-ingredient purees and is ready for a more textured food that will tickle her taste buds, we have the perfect recipe for a smooth and successful introduction to the world of soups. This good old-fashioned split pea soup recipe will become a favorite of not only baby’s but your entire family.

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10 Books for Springtime

10 Books For Spring

Spring is a such a fun time to explore the world with a renewed sense of wonder–there are blooming plants, changing colors, and new life is around every corner.  To help your child explore this theme, we’re sharing some books that they are sure to enjoy.  Get ready to explore together, while also developing his or her love of reading, too. We hope you enjoy these titles as much as we do! 

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Toddlers and Teenagers: The Stunning Similarities

Being a mother of a teen can be grueling. One day your child has glitter, rainbows, and sunshine coursing through her veins, the next it seems she is fresh cut from an Exorcist scene. One day he wants to hug you and play catch in the driveway, the next he pretends he doesn’t know you and hides away in his room clinging to nothing but his iPhone. There are hormones, social pressures, unexplained fears and exciting new adventures. It is easy to get drawn into the drama of your child’s freshly found independence and rebellion, but a slight shift in perspective will prove to save your sanity. Read more to find out how tools from the toddler years equip you with framework for facing these challenges.

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Mommy & Me Teddy Bear Tea

There is something about going to tea that inspires elegant manners, good conversation, and an experience as delicious and sweet as the treats served. Springtime is the perfect excuse to have a beautiful tea party themed for the season. Invite over some of your mommy friends with their children and have them bring their child’s favorite doll or stuffed animal for a sweet “teddy tea” that all of your guests will enjoy. 

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: The Keys To Success

Science proves that there are clear habits for success, by measuring two people groups: the rich and the poor. Seems pretty black and white, cutting people into two categories like that, right? No. There are more words to fill in the shades of gray, but for purposes of this article, let’s use these terms. Although some of us would not openly admit we want our children to be Richey Rich, none of us want our children to be poor; materially paupers, spiritually bankrupt, physically drained, or mentally wrung out. None of us. We want abundance for our kids. We want fewer struggles and more freedom. Read on for a simple recipe of overarching keys and supporting habits that will change your approach to raising successful children.

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Homemade Drinking Chocolate Recipe

When the temperature drops and more hours are spent indoors snuggled up under blankets, nothing beats a warm mug of drinking chocolate. Drinking chocolate, rather than cocoa, is the more grown up and richer version of a favorite childhood treat. Packaged and powdered drink mixes–move aside. Drinking chocolate makes a delectable gift, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or the holidays. However, we dare you to try this recipe and still want to give it away! 

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Oatmeal All Day

Oatmeal All Day

It’s no secret that oatmeal is a breakfast favorite for healthy eaters everywhere. It’s packed with fiber and good carbohydrates, so it helps you feel fuller longer. And it can even help reduce cholesterol. But the best part is oatmeal is super-versatile. Throw in your favorite fruit and some nuts and you’ve got a great breakfast. But did you know oatmeal can even be savory, making it a delicious lunch or dinner option? Read on for two easy and yummy recipes to keep you eating this superfood all day long!

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10 Ways to Prepare for Two Under Two

You just don’t feel right. Something’s off and you can’t put your finger on it, so as any woman in her childbearing years might do, you pee on a stick. As you wait those couple minutes, you shift your 6 month old son to your other hip, stick the paci back in his wailing mouth, try singing the song that soothed him yesterday which of course only makes him cry harder today, and are all of a sudden perfectly convinced that the nausea is of course from the bad take-out that was last night’s dinner. You toss out the test, bounce the baby a bit more, decide to try your luck at a nap, when you glance down at the trash can on your way out the door, and brightly staring back up at you are two.pink.lines.

We won’t tell you to not freak out, or to calm down, or that you’re going to enjoy every moment of this surprise pregnancy, but we will help you get as prepared as you possibly can with these 10 helpful and sanity-saving ways of how to prepare for two under two.

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