Happy Father’s Day everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and what a better way to thank the man in your life than by leaving him full and happy! Here are a list of seven recipes for a Father’s Day his stomach will never forget. [Read more…]
I am a huge fan of mac and cheese and this homemade version is delicious! It’s a grown up version of a childhood favorite. [Read more…]
It’s Giveaway time! If you have read my review for FarFaria, you know that it’s a great reading app for children 2-9. Now you have a chance to try it out for yourself. I’ve teamed up with the great group at FarFaria to offer a 3 month membership to the app. You get unlimited access to thousands of books! Enter below to win and on June 20th a winner will be announced! You can enter as many times as you want!
I was recently asked to review a new reading app called FarFaria which works on iPad and Android devices. This is a great app for parents who are looking for a variety of books but can’t make it to the library or bookstore regularly. FarFaria gives access to over 600 children’s books, along with 5 new books that get added every week. The app is easy to use and the Read-to-Me feature is wonderful for those moments when your child wants to read but you have your hands full. I have had some peaceful times cooking dinner while my son sat at the table getting some stories read. The app is very interactive and can also let you read the books yourself and go at your own pace.
FarFaria was created for children 2-9 and has a variety of books for all interests and reading levels. They give a reading level badge in front of the story so you know how advanced it is before opening. The categories vary from “Preschool Playground” to “Classics Grove”, even “Fairy Tale Falls”. We already have a few books that are favorites, which is convenient since the app has offline access for children to read their Favorites. I know this was a great change of pace from reading “Goodnight Moon” for the 16th time in a week. My son is going through a farm animal obsession right now and there was several great books that he loved reading over and over again.
You can download FarFaria for free from the App Store for iPads and Google Play for Android devices. You can try FarFaria for free after download by reading one story every day for free with no obligation to pay. Monthly full-access subscriptions to FarFaria start at $3.99 a month.
Scrubs was one of my favorite shows of all time. It was critically acclaimed, insanely funny and never got as much credit as it rightly deserved. So in honor of the show I love, here are my top ten episodes:
We all have those days, where we are tired and the idea of putting dinner on the table is just not something you want to do. I am now three weeks away from my due date and thinking about how cooking is going to work with two children under foot. Luckily I have a few standby recipes that I use when I need something good but doesn’t require a lot of prep work or time in front of a stove. Here are eight of my easy dinner choices for a delicious meal without the drain on your time: [Read more…]
I think this is a topic any of us with a toddler has struggled with. You see them being picky eaters, sometimes so bad that they will only eat a bite or two, and you wonder if they are getting any nutrition at all. It turns out that they are getting more than we think. I recently read an interesting blog post about serving sizes for small children over at Your Kids Table and it really opened my eyes to how much I was looking at my childs eating habits but not factoring in his size or ability read his own body cues. [Read more…]
Love, love, love these! The flavors all mix together into a great meal. It also looks way harder to make than it actually is. You can have this on the table in less than an hour! [Read more…]