Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
"Their physical brain develops through play"
Forever my friends and I have been worried, that as young moms, we didn't know enough or do enough extra activities with our kids in their first years. Many of us didn't have the budget to sign-up for art classes when our baby was 18mo. or buy the expensive electronic learning system toys for Christmas. We all just tried to make ourselves feel like what we were doing was going to be good enough.
Recently, I been feeling guilty because I didn't put my second son, who just turned 3, into preschool this year. My first son went to preschool when he was two, mostly because he needed to the social interaction. So, he ended up going for three years and now, in Kindergarten, it's not like he is any smarter then the kids who only went for one year. Well, I saw this Today Show segment and it made me feel like, OK, my child will grow-up to be just (if not more) innovative then the child who had violin/art/chorus lessons and a personal computer when he was two. Let the children play!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I need help with training my daughter. The only time she goes is when she is really relaxed (naptime and night sleeping). I have her sit on the "potty" after she gets up, before nap, before bed at night and anytime she wants to but there has been nothing. Does it take along time for them to get the hang of it or is she still too young?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Almost done reading it, if I could just hide from my kids for 2 seconds uggh! This book is Crazy!! My plan is to set the kids in front of the t.v. with lots of junk food so I won't have anymore interruptions except from my nursing baby Dallin! I hope this neglect towards my children will be successful! :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
1 c. brown sugar (packed)
1 c. melted butter
1 pkg. Trader Joe’s semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
Nabisco’s salted tops soda crackers
Trader Joe’s dry roasted unsalted almonds (chopped)
Preheat oven to 350. Put foil over cookie sheet and spray with Pam butter flavor. Place crackers salt side up on foil. Melt butter then add brown sugar and stir over med. heat until it boils. After sugar mixture has boiled for 3 minutes, pour over crackers and put in oven. When it stars getting bubbly on top, turn oven down to 325 and let bubble for another 5 minutes. Turn off oven and sprinkle choc. chips over mixture (crackers). Leave in oven for 3 minutes. They should be soft enough to spread evenly thereafter. Sprinkle with chopped almonds and freeze for 45 minutes, or you may refrigerate. Crack into pieces and enjoy!