National Teacher’s Day is a great time to really show appreciation for our young children’s teachers and their education. I believe we owe teachers our respect and gratitude by choosing to honor them with thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts. Homemade gifts by you and your children are always fun to make and fun to give, especially when they are practical as well. Bath Salts. After a long day of teaching, what better than to enjoy a long soak in the tub and wash the stress away. Combine 1/2 ... Continue Reading
National Teacher’s Day is May 8th. Here are some green, homemade gifts to give the teacher in your child’s life.
Recipes for homemade nutty fruit and chocolate chip granola bars.
We have talked about how to make our mac & cheese and biscuits, but did you know you can easily make your own granola bars as well? Making your own granola bars from scratch is actually very simple and will even save you some money. Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what is going into your food? When you make your granola bars from scratch there are no hidden filler ingredients or preservatives. You will know exactly what is going in your mouth when you bite into these yummy ... Continue Reading
Simple and healthy homemade mac and cheese recipes.
It can be tempting to take the “easy way out” when it comes to pre-packaged foods. There are many pre-packaged items, like Mac & Cheese, that are common staple in many kitchen cupboards. But, did you know that some of these common preservative and sodium filled boxed items can be made easily from scratch at home? Here are a couple of my favorite Mac & Cheese recipes that are much more healthy for you and the kids. Simple Mac and Cheese (no baking required): Ingredients: 8 ... Continue Reading
With these at home recipes, you can make your own art supplies from items in the cupboard.
Sometimes it's more fun, feasible, and less-expensive to make your own art supplies, rather than running to the local store and stocking up again when your kids use the last bit of finger paint. Recently I hosted four little boys at my house and had to rely on my make-it-from-scratch skills. I was able to whip up homemade art supplies (some that are even edible) and they were a hit. These art supplies recipes can be made in only a few minutes, and you can get your children involved: Edible ... Continue Reading
Get creative with homemade Halloween Costumes like fairies, scarecrows, and gypsies.
Not only is it less expensive to create homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, it gets your creative juices flowing and the kids can help with the preparations. Here are ten fun ideas for homemade costumes this year…. ScarecrowThis is always a family favorite. For the makeup, paint small circles on the cheeks, a triangle on the nose, and one vertical, short line above and below each eye. For the costume, grab one of dad’s old plaid shirts, big brother’s jeans and boots, and an old ... Continue Reading