Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Green Coconut Smoothie‏ #Recipe

I'm not a morning person, although I've been getting up as early as 4am even though I'm retired and no longer have to. It's a habit I learned while being in the US Army and some habits are hard to break. One of those habits is not having breakfast or sometimes lunch during the day. For those who don't like having breakfast in the morning, even though it's the most important meal, smoothies are a great alternative. I love having them as often as I can, and you'll be surprised to know that you can add not only fruits but veggies as well. It's a great way to get your daily fruit and veggie requirement for the day but please don't use it as a daily substitute. Last week I shared our Creamy Tropical Smoothie which we made with tropical fruits. Today I want to share with you our green coconut smoothie. Don't let the green in the name fool you, this is absolutely delicious and you'll wonder why you never made it before now. Not only will you enjoy it but I can guarantee that the kids will too.

Makes two 9-ounce smoothies

Here is what you'll need:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fun Things to Do with Your Kids on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner. What do you have planned? There are plenty of fun things you can do with your family this Memorial Day, including watching a parade, going camping, and even setting up a movie marathon. If you’re not sure what you’ll do this weekend, then get ready to plan your weekend with these fun things to do with your kids on Memorial Day.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Avocado Egg Salad #Recipe

We have truly been on an avocado kick for the past few weeks and today I want to share with you our recipe for our Avocado Egg Salad. Having a child who is a vegetarian means that at times we have to have meatless dishes. Avocado is a great substitute for times like this. Not only does it taste good as we've mentioned before when we shared our Tuna Avocado Salad, but avocados are actually pretty good for you as well. If you like Egg Salads, making it with avocados is a great added twist because avocados truly does enhance the taste. Avocados and eggs are items that you can find all year round so there should be no problem getting the ingredients.

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Move Over Rover, We Love Livie & Luca {Giveaway - US/CAN - Ends 6/1}

I have been wearing Livie & Luca for years, well actually 3 years since I'm only 3. Mommy found this adorable shoe line online one day and since then there has been no turning back. You may remember our Livie & Luca review we did last year sharing how much we loved them. Nothing since then has changed. Actually our love for the shoe line has only grown more. Not only are Livie & Luca shoes well made but they are perfect for your beginner walkers, your toddlers, preschoolers and even the bigger kids. Livie & Luca have designs not just for girls but boys as well and the sizes range from size 0- 6 months to Size 4 Youth.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tips for Teaching Your Child to Tell Time

I remember when I first had my daughter then my son. My kids are all 4 years apart except for the youngest who came 8 years after I had my last son. Surprisingly they were all born on a leap year and no it wasn't planned. I've had people ask me that when I tell them. My oldest (my daughter) was pretty easy with everything. She learned her alphabet, her numbers and even potty trained by the time she was a year and a half. My now teenage son was a little bit different. While he's always been good at math it took me some time for him to learn how to do things. One of those was learning how to tell the time. Have you wanted to teach your child to tell time, but you aren’t sure where to start? Well I have some tips for you for teaching your child to tell time from start to finish.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Teaching Your Child About Table Manners‏

There’s probably not anything more embarrassing than taking your child out to eat and they’re all over the place with their table manners. Trust me I've had it happen to me and it still does happen at times. While my 3 year old isn't as bad, it's my 10 and sometimes even my 14 year old that embarrass me more than the toddler. I remember once taking my kids to Applebees and my 10 year old was probably about 7 at the time, but even now I have to remind him to eat with his mouth closed. They also love talking at the table while eating and I'm surprised one of them haven't choked on their food as yet. We do however have to remember that it takes time for kids to learn the ins and outs of manners, but it’s our job to teach them. Check out these 7 tips for teaching your child about table manners.