My kids love to countdown the days until Christmas and these awesome advent calendars make it so fun!
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During the holiday season, I love to read our children fun Christmas stories to make this time of year even more magical. Here are 10 of our favorites:
The Joy of Giving – one of the best ways to teach them about how great it is to give instead of receive.
The Polar Express – a timeless classic! I love to read this book and then give each of my kids their own bell.
The Mitten – this book has been a favorite of mine for years. The art work is amazing!
Snowmen at Christmas – ever wondered what snowmen do during Christmas time while the world is sleeping? This book will let you know! Hilarious and so cute!
The Night Before The Night Before Christmas – I read this for the first time last year and fell in love! Such a fun twist on a classic.
Welcome Comfort – this book makes me cry every year! Patricia Polacco has such a way with stories and this one is no exception! Comfort is a foster child who has finally found a home . . . in an unexpected place. 🙂
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy – this is a book that I grew up with and the story is still so good. This was actually a book that they read on Reading Rainbow and that is when I fell in love.
The Night Before Christmas – this one is a MUST. Everyone knows the famous poem, but the illustrations in this one are amazing.
The Christmas Wish – the pictures in this book are INCREDIBLE! This best-seller is a story about a girl who only has one wish- to be one of Santa’s elves.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – this is a book that I love to read aloud to my kids. The story is such a good reminder of what the holidays are all about.
Do you have a favorite Christmas book that you read to your kids? I would love to have you leave a comment below!
I have found that the more I include my kids in the food prep process, the more inclined they are to eat it.
These funny face pizzas are one of my kids’ favorite meals- we try to get creative as possible when it comes to making faces for these pizzas. The kids get so wrapped up in how they want their faces that they don’t even realize they are eating green peppers or spinach. 🙂
We especially love to make these on Halloween – we call them “Jack O’Lantern pizzas”. We also make a killer “Mummy” pizza with olive eyes and string cheese pieces.
Use whatever vegetables you have on hand to make fun faces on your mini pizzas!
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Well – it’s that time of the year again! The days are a little shorter, the sun isn’t quite as hot, FOOTBALL season is upon us (best part of fall!!), and all-too-soon the school bell will be ringing signaling the start of an exciting new year! With back-to-school, of course, comes school lunches! I don’t know if your kids are anything like mine, but I’ve got some pretty picky eaters! Last year my daughter got into a rut of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with corn chips for about a solid month (sound familiar?). That’s when we decided it was time to mix things up a bit and try to pack her some different things that were a little healthier. After doing our research, we came up with a revolving list of about 30+ lunch items that we would pack for her that kept things not only interesting and new, but healthy, also! Today I wanted to share with you to hopefully make this school year not only happy, but healthy! Check them out: …