Happy St Patrick’s Day!! I don’t think I own a single green shirt, but I don’t mind the extra pinches. Come and get me! Also, feel free to send a smooch my way because I definitely have some Irish in me somewhere even in my Greek side shines through a bit more obviously. Ok, more than you cared to know but for all of us, Happy Friday!
Can you see my rainbow themed art project that I tried to convince the girls was cool? They still opted to do their own thing.
Because Belle. Hailey is always drawing/painting/coloring/acting like Belle. Does anyone know if the new live action Beauty and the Beast is OK for a 5 year old? I’m realllllly wanting to take her.
In other snapshots from the week, Hailey and I had a mommy daughter reading date at a local bakery. I picked up one of the Mercy Watson books from the library after a reader (hi Angie!) recommended them as a good introduction to chapter books.
The chapters are super short (like 2-3 pages) and it’s a cute story. Hailey kept asking to continue, so we ended up reading the entire thing aloud in about 40 minutes. It has more pictures than regular chapter books which kept her more engaged.
While we are talking educational things, let me highly recommend SUM SWAMP to you.
It says for ages 5+ but with generous help with the math portion, Kaitlyn happily played 3 games with us yesterday. It’s fantastic for practicing simple addition and subtraction and talking about odd and even numbers. Plus, it was so much better to play as an adult than the simple, mindless games like Candy Land. Two thumbs up!
Before moving on to some click-worthy links, I want to share the tasty dinner we had last night.
I snagged this Dave’s Gourmet gluten-free butternut squash pasta sauce when I found it on sale. The girls and David gobbled it up with pasta, meatballs, and roasted broccoli while I cooked up some quick frozen cauliflower rice for mine.
Really, really good!
Ok, now onto some click-worthy links I’ve had bookmarked…
Still struggling to adjust from the effects of Daylight Saving Time? Here is why we even have to do it in the first place and it’s NOT because of farming.
How to make a simple weekly homeschool schedule. I see myself using a similar setup/system to plan our days starting in the fall.
I really want to try making Angela’s favorite pasta recipe for kids. It’s super simple sounding!
Spring 2017 reading list. Because really, I want to start reading more at some point (she says yet again).
My never-ending fascination with hormones continues. Changing the way I eat at certain times of my cycle helps SO much! When hormones don’t play nice.
Need a healthy lunch bowl/quick dinner option? Brittany’s kale and sweet potato brown rice bowls look SO good.
4 Reasons your phone call to a stay at home mom goes to voicemail. I never would have understood it myself before having kids but, yes, so true.
Have you guys jumped on the latest smoothie trend? FROZEN CAULIFLOWER in the smoothie. Yep, sounds bizarre but we’ve been doing it for a few weeks and it’s amazing. No flavor at all (like spinach) but adds a high level of creaminess, plus no color added for discerning kids. TRY IT! If you need a recipe, try Julie’s yummy strawberry banana version.
What kind of mom you are going to be based on your zodiac sign. Yes, the title is total click bait, but I bit and was seriously shocked at how spot on mine was. Check yours out!
Instead of asking do I have the time? try asking is this a priority? A good read.
And with that, I’m outta here! 😉
The roller coaster from Christmas is still a big hit with young and old alike… yup, I totally ride it too.
I hope you all have a fulfilling and wonderful weekend!
Have you seen Beauty and the Beast?
Have you read anything lately of interest?
Link it below!