After school is the time to play! We love to find fun family activities to fill our afternoon and keep things exciting. Sophia and Priscilla had a blast playing with their two slime creations from Floamslimes !!! Not only is this homemade slime super fun, it smells delicious too! You can find this awesome company on Etsy and Instagram. Check out the company info below!!!
I’m a busy mom and always on the go! It is so hard to find a delicious and healthy snack bar that I can carry with me in my bag. I am gluten free and need to be careful what I eat because of my migraine condition. I am always afraid to eat certain meal replacement bars because of their artificial ingredients. Bobs Red Mills recently came out with these amazing snack bars that are so filling they can be used as a meal replacement too! I am in love with the peanut butter and jelly flavor, but there are a few to choose from! They are so delicious and my daughters love them too! That’s a huge gluten free mommy win!!!!
After school snack time … my favorite time!!! I love when my girls are both home and I get to make them something yummy to eat. I try to always create a treat that is fun to eat and healthy. With the ninja foodi I was able to make yummy donut holes in the air fryer in just minutes and they were delicious! The girls loved helping me roll the yummy donuts in the sugar once they were done and of course eating them! Here is the quick and easy recipe!
1 can biscuit dough
Cinnamon and sugar
Preheat air-fryer for a few minutes to get warm. Set for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Once they come out roll in either cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar …and enjoy!
Being a mom of two girls means we have a lot of accessories! My girls love to get dressed up and of course make their hair look pretty too! When I came across Headbands Of Hope and what the company is all about I could not wait to be a part of it! When you order from this company a headband goes to a child with cancer. This is something so special to my heart. I love a company that cares enough to give back. We decided to get a set of matching headbands and we absolutely love them! I encourage you to check out this company and purchase a headband or hair accessory today! Remember giving back feels amazing!
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your skin should go unprotected! I love my sunscreen from BARE REPUBLIC! It’s whipped and amazing!!!!! I use my spf 30 on my body and my tinted sunscreen on my face! I love that it is mineral based and safe to use!!! You cannot go wrong with this product! It is a must have all year long!
Recently, I find myself waking up early, even an hour or more before the alarm is set to go off. You see yesterday my baby went to kindergarten. I cannot even begin to tell you the emotions I have inside of me. I am filled with sadness, happiness, excitement, fear, and so many more things just swirling inside. She has been with me every day since she was born 5 years ago. It is hard to let go and put her safety into another person’s hands. It is hard to watch the clock tick hour by hour from 9 to nearly 4 before she comes home. How did this happen!? How did my baby grow up so fast?! She has become this independent and bright little girl right before my eyes. I could not be more proud of her, but with this comes a new found anxiety that is keeping me awake. I am now worrying about school lunches and snacks. I worry about pretty much anything you can think of. I keep telling myself once this becomes our new normal I will sleep again and my nerves will calm down, but right now I just miss my little girl. Is that crazy? Am I wrong to wish time would slow down and I wasn’t getting ready to go pack her backpack right now? My message to the moms that may be putting their little ones on the bus this morning… I’m there with you!! I held on to my tears until my brave little one was far enough away and then I cried a river. We prepared them to get to the point they are today… and we will get through this amazing new chapter… after a few tears and sleepless nights of course.
One of our favorite prepared meals for kids is Kidfresh! I cannot say enough good things about this brand! I found this brand when Sophia was starting to eat table food and have loved it for years! It is real ingredients made fresh and with love. The company cares about what goes into the meals and even puts hidden veggies in each and every kid plate. We love the mac and cheese and the chicken nuggets. They also have pasta with meat sauce, quesadillas, and so many more! When you open the mac and cheese you see real shredded cheese!!! What mom would not feel good about giving their child this meal?!!? My girls ask for this in the supermarket and I am happy to buy it for them. It is a quick go to meal when we are busy and it tastes delicious! I find myself taking bites of their pasta and even eating the chicken nuggets on my salads too! If you haven’t tried Kidfresh yet, I encourage you to go to their website to see where you can find them locally!
Moms on the go…. do i have the snack for you!!!! Chomps is the perfect snack for every diet. It is the best tasting jerky I have found. It is not filled with junk just real meat and yummy flavors. It is perfect for Keto, Whole 30, and Gluten free diets. I am always trying to follow a low carb lifestyle, so that means my quick snacks are limited. Chomps fits perfectly in my bag and can be eaten anywhere. My toddler girls even ask for this healthy snack. It is the perfect family snack choice!
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My girls love imaginary play. They have so much fun pretending to explore new places and be someone else for just a few moments. When they found Privacy Pop they were beyond excited. This tent not only creates an amazing oasis on your bed for sleeping, it also creates a world of fun anywhere your imagination wants to take it. We love to pop open this tent in our home, yard, or right on the girls bed when we want to play. The girls are so excited when I pull out their purple Privacy Pop!
This compact tent pops open within seconds and is assembled in just minutes. This is perfect for eager toddlers with short attention spans. We have used our Privacy Pop for quiet afternoons to snuggle and read, and also for fun adventures to make a hideaway. This tent can be a really great addition to your outdoor adventures. We love to bring our Privacy Pop outside or to the beach. I love how easy it is to carry and assemble and the girls love how they can hide inside and how much room they have to play. We have the twin size tent, but they come in many different sizes. Whether the tent is positioned on the girls bed or somewhere in our home it has become their very own perfect hideaway!