Category Archives: Kid Activities

Soft Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies // Santa Bruce

September 21, 2018

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

You may be thinking, wait? What? Christmas?  But, I’m telling you, it will be here before you know it!  We are back partnering with Disney Book Group on this sponsored post to introduce you to their newly released book, Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins!

This adorable book is about a bit of a grumpy bear named Bruce who gets mistaken for Santa Claus by his forest neighbors. But, that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity.

It was fun to see my kids cuddled up to read about poor Santa Bruce who just can’t catch a break!  And, now of course my kids have Christmas on their minds and are all ready with their wishlists for Santa in September, ha!  Like I said, it will be here before we know it!

One thing I do love the most about the upcoming season is the Holiday traditions!  We love to bake treats, and hand them out to friends and neighbors spreading holiday cheer! The kids of course, always leave a plate out for Santa Claus, making sure to stay on the nice list.

I’ve been working on perfecting my gingerbread cookie recipe over the past year, and I think I’ve done it!  They are thick, flavorful, soft, and chewy!  Just the way I like them!  The kids love helping, and I love our time in the kitchen together!

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4 Life-Changing Steps to Foolproof your Kids Daily Outfit Routine // Mo Willems

December 20, 2017

Beginning Reading Books for Kids Mo WillemsWe are so excited to be back sharing with you the latest Mo Willems book and partnering on a sponsored post with Disney-Hyperion for the #ReadMo ambassador program!

We loved getting some new #MoMail this month including the newly released Mo Willems book It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier It is part of our favorite Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series from Mo Willems!

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It is the perfect beginning-reader series in which Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie characters introduce readers to new authors and illustrators with great new books.  My little Thomas loves that he is able to read the books all by himself these days! He has especially loved reading another Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book lately: We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller.  He thinks it’s just so funny!

The newest book, It’s Shoe Time! is about a young girl who picks out shoes for a fun outing with her father!  It redefines what it means to be a pair!  It is a beautiful book with rich, rhyming dialog that creates a powerful reading experience!

After reading this book with Thomas it got me thinking about a few struggles we have almost every morning.  Getting three kids up and out of the house in time for school each morning is NO JOKE!  I have tried to think of ways that will help our mornings go smoother!  It seems we are always missing a shoe, matching socks, tracking down clean underwear.  It makes our morning a little chaotic and that really sets the tone for the rest of the day.

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