Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bendaroos


Wow its been a while, I have had some Computer issues that kept me away from here...but Im back! yaya


So this morning I was watching cartoons with the kids and saw a commercial for Bendaroos. They look awesome so i put in a order....Its the first time I heard of them. Has anyone else used or tried them?


When I get them I will definitly let you know how they are...They look like a great educational product for home and in the classroom :)


Click here to see their site.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mother's Day Made Easy....

One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is bake or cook. She loves it and I love doing it with her. I think this is a great way to prepare and celebrate for mothers day. Most of us make dinner plans, have a family supper, or have a momma supper. I found a couple of great recipes that can be made for the special day that are easy for the kids to help out! You might even make them for nanny for Mother's Day!

The first one comes from familyfun.com . Its the "Cool Cake for Mom"!







This is a no bake, no fuss, so simple Dad could make it, kind of cake!


The second recipe is a simple Breakfast in bed For Mom from kaboose.com







Tip: Get some heart shaped cookie cutters and let the kids turn it into a masterpiece.

The third recipe is a batch of yummy Chocolate Cupcakes from mmmtasty.ca

The best thing about cupcakes is you can makes a big batch and have some for the Mother in Law, Nanny, and Mom!




Tip: Let the kids do the decorating! Use icing to mark a big letter "M" on them and call them "M is for MOM Cupcakes"

Cooking with your kids is a great way to bond, have a good time, and fill your stomach with yummy treats.

Cooking with kids helps...
-Build self esteem
-Teach reading, math, and science skills
-Encourage children to try new things. If they help make it they will be more inclined to try it!
-Kids understand different cultures. Try cooking a dish from another country!
-Encourages creativity. No one said you have to stick to the recipe!
-Kill two birds with one stone. You spend time with kids and have supper cooked or yummy treats!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And the award goes to.........

And the award goes to......Me??? Really? I'm stunned, amazed, bashful, thrilled, honoured, and most of all happy happy happy! :) I have only been blogging a short while and have met some great people and learned lots of new things.




I am honoured to accept the Zombie Chicken Award award from Sweet Words. Thank You, Thank you, Thank you!


zombie chicken award reads:


"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing blogger's regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy blogger's. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…"


I know pass along the Zombie Chicken Award to:


1. The How-to Gal

2. Toddler Craft

3. Sunshine 4 Teachers

4. Mama's a Mess

5. Because Babies Grow Up



Come recieve your award ladies!

Monday, April 27, 2009

I Got A New Blog!

Thought I would let everyone know that i started a new blog PINK MOMZ! Check it out let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What have your kids taught you?

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
--Angela Schwindt

This is one of my favorite quotes. For me this is true for my own children and the children I teach in the classroom. I'm constantly teaching my children to help them grow into becoming the best person they can possibly be. I teach them with lessons, examples, experiences, and most importantly love. While i feel confident I'm doing the best job as a parent, I know that what they have taught me by far out weighs what I could ever teach them. They have taught me the importance of family and friends, that love is always unconditional, and the value of a mistake! They have taught me life is not about the amount of money you spend but the amount of time you spend, that the simplest thing can be the greatest thing, that kisses and cuddles can solve lots of troubles, its not about how dirty the clothes are but how much fun they had getting them dirty, that the good times far outweigh the bad, that life without my children isn't a life I want at all!
In the Classroom I'm suppose to be their to teach them but what they don't always know is that they are constantly teaching me! Simply put!

Sometimes we don't realize that we are even teaching our children or that our children are teaching us! The simplest thing can have the greatest lesson and impact of all!

What have your kids taught you??

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day Challenge # 5

With the latest GREEN movement their has become a large abundance of reusable products available and products that were already available are gaining popularity.


-Grocery/shopping bags/tubs
-Coffee mugs/cups
- Napkins
- Christmas trees
-Water bottles
-Zip lock baggies
and many many many more!




The green tubs in the picture above are ones I just got. After purchasing $60.00 in groceries you get one Free and then they $4.99 after that. These are available at Dominion. I love them!


I found a few great sites that have some really awesome ideas for helping moms go green.
http://www.treehuggingfamily.com/
http://www.momgoesgreen.com/

I Challenge you to start using reusable items instead of disposable!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day Challenge #4

Happy Earth Day!

Without trees, plants, flowers, and other vegetation many living creatures would not survive.

I challenge you to grow or plant something!

You may plant or grow:
-Flowers
-Vegtables
-Trees
-Plants
-Grass

All make a huge difference!