How to use Jelly Beans to teach kids the Easter story

How to use Jelly Beans to teach kids the Easter story

  I love being able to find ways to teach my kids using things they find, use,or in this case consume, in their everyday lives. And with Easter right around the corner, chocolate eggs and jelly beans grace store shelves everywhere we go. Thanks to a Sunday School lesson my 3 year old was taught, we were introduced to a new way to remember the Easter story. I tried to look up where this originated from but from what I can find, … [Read more...]

Honey Oat Bread {Recipe}

Honey Oat Bread- Mommy Snippets

I'm no Martha Stewart in the kitchen but I have been making decent progress over the past number of months. And thanks to a recipe a friend passed on for an easy-to-bake, healthy, yummy and very wholesome bread, I feel a little more accomplished knowing that baking bread from scratch has been marked off my must-learn-to-bake list! (So there's no yeast involved but it's bread, so that counts!!) I'm sure you will find all these … [Read more...]

Today a Reader {Word-filled Wednesday}

Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader quote.

  My mother loves books. She lives in a two bedroom apartment or rather a one bedroom apartment as the 2nd bedroom has been taken over by her books. I remember the time we asked her to go through her collection and give away books she wouldn't read again. After a few hours she came with two books in hand! Her books are her treasures!!   My children have inherited her love for books. My 8 year old, especially, can sit down … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice {Recipe}

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Rice

The Better Chip provided me with product and/or compensation for this post, however the opinions I shared are my own.   A few weeks ago Dottie tasted her very first Chicken Tortilla Soup and begged me to look up a recipe and make some for her. Some time last week, I finally had all the essential ingredients to make the soup... except I decided to do a little improvising with the spices and chose to avoid using chicken broth. I also chose to … [Read more...]

10 ways to reduce your utility bill this summer using LED power & more. {#LEDSavings}

10 ways to reduce your utility bill this summer

Living in Texas has it's pros and cons. Our summers definitely fall into the latter and while the air-conditioning will be cranked up in most homes, the energy bills will definitely be physical proof of the dent in the monthly family budget. Our family has already begun working towards cutting energy costs around our home. A few inputs into the power consumption calculator were enough to convince us to switch to using LED power instead. That and … [Read more...]

Life lessons learnt from Akeelah and the Bee {#NetflixKids}

Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles and make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

A few weeks ago, our family sat down to watch the oldie goldie - Akeelah and the Bee on Netflix. This wonderful, family inspirational is packed with great life lessons that are relevant for all ages (We've watched this three times already and each time I've walked away with a new life lesson!)    Life lessons learnt from Akeelah and the Bee   1. How much money you have in the bank does not determine your … [Read more...]

50 Ideas for Non-Candy Easter Egg fillers

50 Ideas for Non-Candy Easter Egg fillers

I'm not a huge fan of candy so when my son's preschool teacher asked this Homeroom Mom if we would consider doing Easter Egg fillers WITHOUT CANDY for the class egg hunt, I was thrilled! Just in case you need a little help, here's my list and as a plug to my favorite party and craft supply site online, I have to add that you can pick up all the treats mentioned below from Oriental Trading. (O.T.C) (I have been shopping off Oriental Trading … [Read more...]

The future belongs to those {Word filled Wednesday}

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Are you living out your dream(s) right now?   Growing up, I dreamed up becoming a pop star .(ha!) I guess you could say I'm living out the dream, in the eyes of my kids, when I belt out The Itsy Bitsy Spider!! (The Go Fish Guys version) But in all seriousness I have to admit that I never dreamed of being a stay at home Mom, yet today I wouldn't trade where I'm at for the world. I'm blessed to be married to an incredibly … [Read more...]

How to shop for the perfect Easter basket {#HopItForward}

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As each year rolls on and as our kids get older, my husband and I have vowed to keep ourselves in check when it comes to the holidays. While we love watching the kids get excited with the fun parts of Christmas and Easter, at no point do we want them to forget the real reason behind each season. Our heart's desire has always been to raise children who love and give generously and I pray we will see that fruit increase as each year goes … [Read more...]

How I shop a bargain for Easter baskets {+ $400 Coupons.com #EasterDealsHunt Giveaway}

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This Fashionista Event has been hosted by Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. . Our kids love Easter... the Easter egg hunts, egg fights with cascarones, egg decorating, cookie decorating, chocolate goodies, listening to the Easter story while opening out our Resurrection eggs and more. But in the midst of all the fun, we make it a point to remind them of the real reason why we celebrate Easter and of God's great love for us. … [Read more...]