Igniting Young Minds2020-12-14T11:22:03-07:00

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 [...]

Diaper Change Threat Condition

Your Daily Zen|

 "He smelled fine a minute ago!"  We came across this handy guide called to know when you should run to the restroom to change your baby's diaper - which is much, much better than finding out when it's too late. So, check out the Diaper Change Threat Condition: Image courtesy of How to be a Dad.  

How to Make Colored Pasta

What to Eat, What to Make|

Making colored pasta is a thousand times easier than you thought and this is kind of a dual post since this is kind of a craft project - that you can eat! March is National Craft Month - by the way, so expect a lot more craft related posts from us. And in addition it's alto a St. Patrick's day post, surprise! Rainbows! This recipe is maybe TOO CUTE. It involves food coloring though so [...]

DIY Body Lotion

Money Savers, What to Make|

It’s important to pamper yourself every once in a while. And what better way than slathering your hands and feet in a rich emollient cream designed to moisturize and soften your skin? However, if you’re concerned about the chemicals and additives in products like this, you have sensitive skin, or just like to make things yourself, we have a quick recipe for you for a DIY body lotion.  The following has been adapted from Bakerette.com. [...]

Sense of Smell – What Scent can you Sense?

Mini Scientists|

In exploring our 5 senses, we have up to now learned about our sense of sight, hearing, taste, and touch. Our last of the 5 senses to explore is our sense of smell.  Smelling something delicious or fragrant can bring back a special memory, and transport us to somewhere special. The scent of fresh apple pie in the oven...  oh, that takes me to fall gatherings around the dinner table, and Thanksgiving in particular. Not [...]

4 Unique Ways to Say I Love You This Valentine’s Day

I Want That|

Kids give each other the obligatory Valentine's cards each year. Often, parents get their little ones something special to commemorate the day, too, like a stuffed animal or sweet treat. But if you want to say "I love you," in a way that's a bit off the beaten path, we've put together 4 super cute and thoughtful ways to say I love you: Where the Wild Things Are Poster - $37: So, maybe your little [...]

Drawing Game for Kids

What to Do|

I came across this awesome craft (and game) idea for kids from Teach Preschool called the Pizza Toss Drawing Game. Yes! Pizza in the form of a game - a pizza game you can make yourself VERY easily at home. Who knows - maybe you can make a pizza later based on your child's drawing (which will hopefully made entirely out of peperoni, hopefully) It might be a little trick to get your kids to [...]

Teaching Kids the Importance of Hand Washing

FYI|

"And don't forget to wash your hands" You find yourself saying, three to thirty times a day at least. The truth is kids don't always listen nor do they quite understand the importance of washing your hands before a meal or after using the bathroom, so you need to be persistent and have patience because hand washing is your child's best defense against not getting sick and preventing germs from spreading. Germ Talk Germs can [...]

3 Creative Growth Charts

I Want That|

When I was little, my parents tracked my height on the wall in our kitchen. Little pencil marks are notched up the wall, keeping track of my growth over the years. It was always so exciting to see how much I'd grown. But there are so many more fun options available nowadays that make tracking your child's growth easier and creates a lovely keepsake when he or she is all grown up. Here are 3 [...]

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