Today's fun kids snack is easy to prepare. How easy? Prep time is 15 minutes and then cooling time is another 15 minutes. The best part about this Muddy Buddy recipe is that kids can help with many of the steps. So get those kids in the kitchen and lets make some Muddy Buddies!
Last week I was at Toys R Us and noticed they sold dry erase crayons. I didn't even know they made such a thing. I have wanted to do dry erase activities with my kids, but most markers I have found had a strong odor. The best part was there was a sale and they were buy 1 get 2 free which is perfect when you have three kids. The cashier said they have sales like every year before school starts so you might want to check you local Toys R Us to see if the sale is still going on. It was good for all kinds of crayons, markers and other Crayola items.
When I was at the Dollar Store the other day I discovered that they sold dry erase boards. They come with a marker that you can just remove. For $3 I now have dry erase boards for all the kids. How did we use our new items? Read on to find out...
It's back to school time, perhaps the most exciting time of the year for parents. Kids are excited too as they get ready to meet new teachers and friends. But along with excitement, back to school time comes with lots of preparation. By now you've probably been shopping for school supplies. I have always loved the new supplies associated with the start of a school year. Empty notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, and unused crayons all full of possibilities for the year ahead. If you're sending your kid back to school with new clothes and supplies, don't send them back with the same old lunches. Here are some healthy school lunch ideas that will start the year off right.
Posted by Vicky @ Mess For Less at 8/25/2012 04:00:00 AM
We just got back from a road trip to San Diego where my kids were flower girls in their uncle's wedding. San Diego is about an 8 1/2 hour drive (without traffic) from where we live. We would have flown, but airfare for the 5 of us was too pricey. So we decided to drive. This was not an easy choice for us. Our kids do not do well on long car trips. If you have ever been passed by a minivan with three screaming kids (and possibly parents) then that was probably us.
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My kids recently had the opportunity to play with the LeapFrog Touch Magic Alphabet Bus from Leap Frog. We all know how popular tablets are smart phone have become. Like those devices, the
LeapFrog Touch Magic Alphabet Bus incorporates touch technology. But that's not the only thing that makes this toy unique.
The first thing you notice when you get it, is how light and streamlined the bus is. This makes it perfect for little hands to carry around the house. The entire interface is flat which helps when it comes to wiping off sticky kid fingerprints.
Another thing parents will love is that the LeapFrog Touch Magic Alphabet Bus will turn off after a period of inactivity. What a relief for me. We have some musical toys that will keep on playing and wasting the battery long after my kids have left the room.
Posted by Vicky @ Mess For Less at 8/06/2012 04:00:00 AM