Friday, April 24, 2015

MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron - GIRL POWER! #AvengersUnite

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Are you excited to see the new MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron as we are? Who says that the Avengers are just for boys. Just this past October my daughter was actually Captain America right along with her big brother Mikael. She loves doing everything the boys like doing and I'm only too happy to allow her to experience the joys of childhood. We are huge Avengers fans and we are anxiously awaiting the movie to come out in theaters on May 1st. So what do you do when you're waiting?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers With Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

We love tacos and we usually have a taco night at least twice a month. While we love having tacos using the normal shells sometimes we like changing things up a bit. This recipe today shows just one variation of how you can make taco night extra special. If you also love stuffed peppers and tacos you might also love this mini taco stuffed peppers with cilantro lime cream sauce.

Yields: approximately 32 servings

Time: 45 minutes

Here's what you'll need:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Every once in a while I want something meatless, something that also doesn't take a lot of time to prepare. Whether you've been at work all day or had a long day at appointments etc., you want to spend as less time in the kitchen as possible. This meal that I'm sharing with you today is not only delicious but also doesn't take too long to prepare or cook. If your kids aren't big fans of spinach, mixed together with Ricotta they might actually enjoy this. Today I bring to you our Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells. It'll be a hit with your family and you.

Yields: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Here's what you'll need:

Best Ways to Handle Separation Anxiety

I remember the days of my military career, there would be times when I had to leave my now 3 year old for weeks on end. It was tough for me but especially tougher on her. I remember the first time I left and came back, she looked at me like I was a total stranger. It was then I decided that as soon as I was able I was leaving the army and I was going to spend more time with her. Leaving your children is hard enough, but when you have a child with separation anxiety, it can be even more challenging. If your child has a hard time being left behind, there are ways you can handle the situation so that separation anxiety becomes a thing of the past. Check out these best ways to handle separation anxiety.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Potty Training With Pampers Easy Ups #PampersEasyUps {Giveaway}

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

As a parent of 4 children I thought it would be easy to potty train my toddler. After all I already had 3 older children right? WRONG! It turned out that my toddler was actually the most difficult of all my kids combined. It was actually a chore to potty train her and I have to be honest that my work schedule didn't really help much either. It certainly confused her that on weekends when I was home she was in underwear and then during the week while I went to work, she was in the familiar diaper. It was one of the reasons why I decided that Pampers Easy Ups was the way to go. It was a way to transition from diaper to underwear since it was more like underwear to her. Potty training isn't easy and as most parents know there can be set backs. So together with Pampers Easy Ups and Dr. Laura Jana a pediatrician we've put together a few tips to help you with your potty training goal and make it a success.

Monday, April 20, 2015

What to Do When Your Child's Toys Go on Crazy Adventures

Today I once again have one of my favorite Guest Poster Alyssa Craig to share a few tips with you. You may remember Alyssa from her post Teaching Kids About the Human Body. Today she wants to share with you "What to do When Your Child's Toys Go on Crazy Adventures". You love your little munchkin and you know they love their toys. There are the ones they have to have with them at all times, the ones they have to have at bedtime, and those they like only when someone else is showing interest in them. Unfortunately kids are not always the best at taking care of their beloved toys. There are many reasons toys can quickly become well worn and it is important to know solutions to these problems. Below you will find some common toy mishaps and what you can do to be the parent of day and save their precious toys.