What exactly does play teach our children? Why is play more valuable to a child's development than flash cards and worksheets? Why is play so dang important? Here are 4 things that play does for you child each and every day:
I don’t have a big house. Or a big yard. Or a big bank account. But I have the people I love most by my side, joy in my soul, and the memories I choose to fill my moments with. I have everything I need and probably more. Our family’s journey towards simple living forced us to reevaluate what truly brought us happiness….and what simply gave us fleeting sparks of joy. Our home and the objects inside of it do not dictate how successful, happy or rich we are. We do….and the smiles and friends we leave in our wake.
Turmeric, known for is amazing natural anti-inflammatory proprieties, adds a wonderful punch of flavor and color to your typical egg salad. With a little added veggie and a really good mayo, dinner will never be more satisfying for your body or soul.
Gross motor movement songs encourage the stimulation of large motor play in an organized and engaging way! The house stays intact, the kids get that large muscle movement they are dying for and you can even get a fun workout in if you opt to join in the fun (which you totally should).
My everyday life as a full-time teacher, mom and wife is busy. So busy, in fact, that it’s easy to lose sight of my own needs in the blur of the day. But no matter how busy it gets, there are a few things I make sure I always do for me ….and just me. Because I need to be one of the most important people in my own life.
No need for yucky green food dye to turn your food beautiful shades of green for a little St. Patrick's Day fun...not when you have nature on your side! Here are some amazing real food recipes that are turned their lovely shade of green with only the power of plants!
This 30-minute Sausage & Veggie Soup is a complete one-pot dinner that comes together faster than delivery pizza. Loaded with savory protein, oodles of veggies and yummy rice, it'll be come one of your favorite go-to meals for those busy nights.
This Healthy Chocolate Banana Protein Pudding is not only tasty and kid-friendly as can be, but is also super quick and easy! Whip together in a minute or two during your weekly meal prep and then enjoy having it on hand for quick grab-and-go snacks or a healthy dessert during the week.
To the mom who feels like she doesn't stack up. Who has felt like she didn't compare to the other moms. Who doesn't feel she is like "enough".......you are enough. Because there are no Super Moms.
These Healthy Veggie-Loaded Egg Cups are wonderful to make for Sunday brunch or during your weekly meal prep to quickly reheat on those busy mornings. All the protein and nutrient-rich veggie goodness your body needs to kick-butt during the busy day ahead, but without the stress of trying to add cooking time into your morning routine.