The Idea That Saved Our Morning Routine

I’m going to be upfront and honest. Early mornings are not my best time. I’m slow to wake and often cranky. I don’t want a long conversation, or frankly any. As far as I’m concerned, silence is golden in those wee hours of the morning….

Take Your Kids To the Produce Department

We’ve been spending a few extra minutes in the produce section when we grocery shop talking about all the different fruits and veggies. You see, I’m on a mission. My goal is to include more fruits and veggies into my family’s meals. (Seems like almost…

Is Kindergarten Tomorrow?

It’s April. In Florida, that means next month is the last month of school. (I know crazy right?!?) It’s also that time of year where everyone is over school. Gone is the excitement of new school supplies and meeting new friends and seeing old ones. Routines are…

Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping: To The Deli

Publix is the best grocery store here in the South. Period. End of statement. 🙂 They’re known by their slogan, “Where Shopping is a Pleasure,” and I can honestly say that shopping there is almost always that. When I taught first grade one of our…

Take Your Kids To the Bakery

What’s better than a free cookie? When you’re a kid, not much. Heck, even as an adult it isn’t all bad. (Can I get and “Amen” to that?!?) Getting a free cookie from the bakery at Publix is pretty much a rite of passage for…

Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping (for real…)

I love grocery shopping! Seriously. Especially at Publix. (After all, shopping is a pleasure!) 🙂 I enjoy picking out my own produce, making meal plans based on what’s on sale, and yes, even taking my kids to the store with me. Yep. You read that…

Copycat

“See if you can copy me…1, 2, 3!” Kids love to copy. They love to do what their parents do. They’ll dress up and talk like mom or dad. They’ll cook recipes that they’ve seen their parents make. They’ll mimic sounds or voices they’ve heard….

Run, Run, Run!

Kids are funny. You never know what ideas or games will capture their attention. Sometimes the simplest and quickest ideas turn into activities they will ask for again and again. That’s the case with my two year old’s current favorite game Run! Run! Run!