I live in South Texas. We don’t like cold in South Texas. We would rather suffer through 12 months of humid, hot temperatures than deal with a week below 40 degrees. It isn’t just the adults, either, my three girls are ready for these cold snaps to be over. Though we are not buried under 10 feet of snow like the rest of the country, the excitement of the big coats and the new boots wore off weeks ago. I can almost feel it, though. The sun is starting to come out and the weatherman is starting to look hopeful! In fact, I am so hopeful that I have been buying foods that I can make for my kids that will help them get ready for spring! With fun cookie cutters and creative tricks, I can prep my girls for days of playing outside and picnics in a hurry! Add Tampico juices to the mix and we have foods for spring that anyone would love!
There is no better sound to me than children’s laughter. It is massively contagious, heart-warming in its total abandon and something I could never live without. Making my kids laugh seems easy. But at those moments when I want to end the tantrum, the pouty face or the attitude, making them laugh seems difficult. However, if you can succeed at it, making a child laugh, even when they are in the throes of not speaking to you, can turn a stressful situation into a memory. As a mom, I have learned some fail proof ways! The trick is to mix it up and to use different ways to change the mood of the situation as opposed to one all the time. We don’t want the kids catching on!
With three kids that are used to being busy at school all day being home during a time when the weather hampers outside play, moms have to get creative.
The ‘I’m bored’ comment is the most feared in my house. I am not a huge ‘sit and watch TV’ kind of mom. I like to have my kids doing and creating and learning even when they are not in school. But as a single mom who runs a business from home, I cannot be up and helping all the time. So I have come up with some DIY games that kids can make and play that will entertain, promote creativity and fun!
When we are ready, I set up the table with the materials I need, pour some Tampico Juice into their cups, and let them snack and create for as long as they need to!
Birthday parties for kids can get out of hand. But when you have multiple kids celebrating in the same time span, the cost, the confusion and the work to give them the party of their dreams can really be overwhelming. With three daughter’s that all turn a year older within weeks and months of each other, I decided to throw a triple birthday party and save my sanity and my pocketbook. Keep reading How to Throw a Multi Child Birthday Party
Every summer the kids and I visit relatives, go to theme parks, try something new and make the most of the free time. without a set schedule! But then school starts and we forget all of the wonderful memories we created. This year I wanted to capture the summer time fun but in a unique way. I wanted to make a Summer Memory Book that the kids actually make! Read more about How to Make a Summer Memory Book
It is official! School is out nationwide and kids are already bouncing off the walls with boredom. One of my failproof ways to distract my kids is to take them on a road trip. Nothing too far way, nothing terribly expensive, but somewhere out of the house where they can see new things and explore new places. But as a single mom of three, my budget is king. So I always have to find ways to save while still creating a fun experience for my kids! Keep reading my 5 Tips for an Easy Road Trip with Kids
Feeding kids can be a challenge. All day long, we, as moms, have to come up with breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner and dinner. Add to that snacks and the ‘I don’t like it!’ factor, and we could spend the entire day in the kitchen trying to make these kids happy! I don’t know about you, but I have better things to do! I keep a handful of ingredients on hand all the time just to make sure I can make my kids happy with little effort. Things like Tampico Juices, spaghetti, peanut butter and more. Read more of 4 Easy and Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids.
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