Moms pass down advice through generations; others create their own pieces of wisdom. Sometimes the advice Mom gives can seem a little “out there”, influenced by her own unique traditions and values. But there’s no denying that Mom’s advice always comes from the heart. We celebrate Mom for all of her unique wisdom.
School is out and summer is here. Kids don’t have to suffer from summer tedium, not when parents have iPhones, iPads and iPods to help quell the boredom. Here are five free fun apps that will keep kids playing, learning and strategizing for hours at a time – whether on road trips, plane rides or just sitting at home.
Gum stuck on shoes or clothing? Put them in the freezer for 2 hours and the stuff will crack off. Turpentine can get the tiniest bits off.
Brussels sprouts get a terrible rap. On television, Brussels sprouts are a horrid vegetable no little kid wants to eat. Growing up, I never had Brussels sprouts and it wasn’t until I ate at my college dining hall that I had Brussels sprouts. And they lived up to their reputation as a horrid vegetable. Brussels sprouts can be quite bitter and bland, and those sprouts you need to avoid at all costs. A while passed after my first experience with Brussels sprouts until I saw a bag of Brussels sprouts in the freezer aisle and had the urge to give them a second try.
Pork pairs nicely with a smooth, buttery-tasting salsa.
We became homeowners in January and every minute since I’ve been working to turn the back yard from a post-apocalyptic nightmare to a kid friendly space with an organic garden. So far, we’ve harvested our first tomato and several cucumbers and I am super happy! Today, I found myself caught up in one of those “oh no, I totally forgot to feed myself lunch and now I am suddenly, intensely STARVING” mom-moments. Thanks to the cucumbers, I whipped up this lifesaver of a “salad” and had it with flat bread. Next time I will have this over a giant bowl of baby spinach or kale- which we did not have on hand in my moment of over the top hunger.
Cream puffs look impressive, but they’re actually easy to make. In fact, the pastry itself is made of only four ingredients that you probably have right now– butter, water, flour, and eggs. Once you make the pastry, or the pate a choux you are free to vary the fillings and toppings, from sweet to savory. Today I’ve done a twist on the classic vanilla cream puff and flavored the filling with coffee that goes great with the dark chocolate and chopped nuts on top.
One of the things is not like the other. :)
We recently attended the Cooper Tire Super Mom Ride-N-Drive where we got to burn some rubber and learn many new things about safety and maintaining our tires! We also got to do some hot laps with famed Johnny Unser. We even had our knowledge handed to us during the “Busy Mommy” distracted driving obstacle course.