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  • Last Minute Valentine’s Day Parfait

    It’s the day before Valentine’s Day.  Once again, we’ve waited until the last minute to prepare for the class party.  Trust me, been there, done that.

     

    Here are some guilt-free, healthful snacks that you can easily prepare for your child’s class party.

     

    I always feel guilty about bringing in sugary snacks or allergen prone treats.  My daughter developed a red dye allergy when she was in the third grade which made me extremely cautious about serving foods with potential allergens.  

     

    Yogurt Parfait

     

    This was the first treat that I made for my daughter’s class after discovering her allergy. I never loved the idea of overloading kids with candy then leaving them in school for the remainder of the day with the expectation that they would be capable of paying attention, concentrating in class and sitting still.  Sounds like a set-up for failure, right? I agree.

     

    As long as foods look and taste good, kids tend not to even think about the more traditional treats, like candy and cupcakes.  The key here is to be creative and let allow them to help if time allows. The class teacher will love you for it. I was class mom for each of my daughters classes from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. (more…)

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  • Couples Compromise

     

    Some people may think that marriage is a joy ride that you just skate through on the foundation of love. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s more like skating on a natural pond with slushy spots rather than a freshly zambonied rink.

    With that said – here are 5 light-hearted and silly compromises my husband and I have come to terms with in order to limit our “slushy spots”.

    1. TV shows

    My husband and I have a lot in common and we love a lot of the same shows. However, we’re not always gonna love the same exact show. Now, while we do have two TVs, we still prefer to be in the same room. So one of us watches on the TV while the other watches on the iPad with headphones. This works best because we still get to snuggle together!

    1. Football

    This one is a work in progress. We are both very passionate about football and thank goodness we love the same team. But like I said… we are both very passionate about football. The rule of the game is to try to yell as little as possible because we tend to work each other up. I swear –  it’s the refs fault, not ours.

    1. Cleaning

    We each have our own preference when tidying up around the house. I like to pick up after him (strange, I know) and he likes to do the dirty work. And by ‘dirty work’ I mean toilets and by ‘likes’ I mean he does it because I literally dry heave while scrubbing even the cleanest of bathrooms.

    1. Food

    I love spicy food, however, my husband is pretty sensitive to spice. He will actually sweat and breathe like a dragon the minute it enters his mouth. Because of this, we meet in the middle with some type of mild choice, which is usually still too spicy for him and not spicy enough for me. But hey, we all have to make sacrifices.

    1. Shopping

    My husband, like most hubbys, does not like to go shopping for clothes. He doesn’t mind me looking at them, but would much rather have me just take them home instead of trying them on at the store because “I take forever”. So instead of waiting for me to see what fits and what doesn’t, he’d much rather go back to the store later to return the unwanted clothing. This makes zero sense to me, but he prefers it so there ya go.

     

    These are just some little compromises we have made that works best for us and our “pond”!

    What kind of compromises have you made in your relationships? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Battle of the Baby Formula “Keurigs”

    It’s 4 a.m and the baby monitor in your bedroom bursts to life thanks to the hungry baby in the next room over. Oh, you haven’t heard? 3 hours of sleep is the new 8 hours of sleep. Don’t stress, there’s a way to skip the tired fumbling around in the dark as you struggle to get a bottle of formula together. How you ask? Imagine a Keurig for babies where formula mixes with pre-heated water and drips directly into a bottle, the three products listed below do just that. I’ve listed the pros and cons of each machine and attached a link where you can purchase them but before you make up your mind let’s get into the Battle of the Baby Formula Kuerigs: (more…)

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