Igniting Young Minds

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Yoga for Children

What to Do|

If you're already super into yoga, you probably know the benefits already - and if you're not doing yoga, what are you waiting for!? A great way to take it to the next level would be getting your children involved with it too. Yoga for children obviously isn't going to be as strenuous as some of the yoga strains out there today - and definitely will not take place in a 104 degree Fahrenheit sweat [...]

3 Star Accessories for Your Kid’s Room

I Want That|

What's more peaceful than a bedroom filled with stars? Whether you want to help your little one sleep better or just want to bring "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to life, these star accessories are certain to help you start a kid's bedroom shopping list. Twinkle Curtain How sweet is this? The blackout curtain is handmade and features cutouts in the shape of stars that actually form a real constellation. If your baby or toddler has [...]

Cheesecake Cookie Cups

What to Eat|

These delicious Cheesecake Cookie Cups are so very simple to make and taste so yummy -- just our kind of recipe! We love how this dessert is prepared in individual cupcake liners!  And our other favorite part -- the chocolate chip cookie crust!! Look at the cookie crust! YUM! Here’s a brief visual explanation of the recipe: Use refrigerated prepared cookie dough to make the crust. Just pop the cookie dough "squares" [...]

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

What to Eat|

Blueberry muffins are so comforting and kids love them. Blueberries are that compromise between fruit and chocolate chips. They're just sweet enough to be delicious yet they're fruit! Packed with antioxidants - and they make great finger paint and stain clothing! I'm off topic now, but, gluten free blueberry muffins taste exactly the same - just without all that gluten! So whether you or your child has a gluten intolerance they can still enjoy a [...]

Is the Chicken Pox Vaccination Safe?

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The History of the Chicken Pox Vaccination The chickenpox vaccine was first licensed in United States in 1995 and at the time, it was a one-dose vaccine, in 2006 however a second dose of the vaccine was added.  It was recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)that children who have not had chicken pox receive both doses -- the first when they are between 12 and 15 months of age and the second [...]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

What to Eat|

You're busy. We get it. Believe us, we understand. There's nothing better than a home-cooked meal but finding the time to prep food and cook everything can feel next to impossible when you're a parent to young children. That's why we're big fans of "cook everything in one pot" sort of recipes. The slow cooker is your friend! All you have to do is set some time aside in the morning (you could even prep veggies [...]

Sense of Sight – A Few Experiments Worth Seeing

Mini Scientists|

In studying about our Fives Senses, we have enjoyed exploring our sense of touch, hearing, and taste. Our most recent exploration has been with our sense of sight.  We rely very much on our sight to move around and see things every day.  Our eyes are very complex in how they work. Home Science Tools gives a great explanation: How do our eyes work? The little dark circle in the center of each of your eyes [...]

How to Make Huevos Rancheros

What to Eat|

You've had it thousands of times for brunch and I'm here to teach you how to make huevos rancheros. It's the perfect dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack and it's packed with protein. This recipe makes four servings. Ingredients  For the Chips: Vegetable oil, for frying 8 corn tortillas, each cut into 8 wedges 1 1 -ounce packet ranch dressing mix For the Sauce: 5 plum tomatoes 1/2 medium white onion 5 [...]

Cooking with Kids: Berry Pavlova

What to Eat, What to Make|

It's Spring! It's Spring! Finally! When I think of Spring desserts I think of fruit and light meringues - I'm done with Peeps until next year of course... Meringue is something loved by children and adults and yes, it's very sweet so at least you won't end up eating the entire thing. Pavlova is an easy dessert you can easily squeeze into cooking with kids, they can be quite the little helpers.   You'll Need 4 [...]

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