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!