The Top Back-to-School Gear For Virtual, Traditional, Blended, or Homeschool Learning!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own.
The Top Back-to-School Gear For Virtual, Traditional, Blended, or Homeschool Learning!

Getting ready for this school year has been one of the most complicated back-to-school times that I can remember. No matter if you are getting one, three, or six kids prepared to start the school year, we are all trying to figure out the best choice for our families. For most of us the choice is virtual, traditional, blended, or homeschool. After we decide the best way for our children to be educated, the next choice is the best supplies for them!

The Top Back-to-School Gear For Virtual, Traditional, Blended, or Homeschool Learning!

You have to make the first choice but I'm here to help you with the second choice. We did much of our back-to-school shopping this past weekend, both in store and online, so we could bring you some of the top items we found for this school year! Thankfully you can find all of this gear at Dick's Sporting Goods, either at your local store, online, or even ordering online and using curbside touchless pickup.

How to Make an Apple Owl Lunch For Your Kids!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Chelan Fresh. All opinions are my own.
How to Make an Apple Owl Lunch For Your Kids!

When it comes to school, so much is up in the air right now. Will it be completely online? Will it be in person in the classroom? One thing is not uncertain, our kids are going to need lunch! Well if it was up to them they would want breakfast, snack, second snack, lunch, the sequel to lunch, dinner (but not the dinner you made), and then dessert. This is why I love having meal plans in my back pocket that can work for any meal, like this owl food art idea, and also why I love Rockit (™) apples!

How to Make an Apple Owl Lunch For Your Kids!

Kid-Friendly Recipe Ideas to Make With Your Family!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Arm & Hammer. All opinions are my own.
Kid-Friendly Recipe Ideas to Make With Your Family!

I have had so much fun baking with your family this week at Arm & Hammer Summer Camp! I hope you have enjoyed it as well and that your kids have learned how much joy they can find in baking, science, and crafting with Baking Soda. But guess what? The week isn't over yet! We still have a few recipes to make and since camp is available on-demand, remember that you can watch the videos whenever you want. This also means that parents, if you haven't joined us this week yet, you still can. Just head over to the YouTube channel to jump right in to camp!

One of the best parts of these recipes is that it has helped me bond even more with my daughter. When we were working on these recipes, we had the opportunity to bake side-by-side and it’s an experience that I hope you and your kids get to enjoy as well. In fact, my family has been doing the science and crafting activities too!

Because I believe so much in this virtual summer camp, I wanted to offer you an easy way to access the downloadable recipe activities and watch the videos. Don't forget that this camp may look, feel, and sound like it is for your kids, but it is designed for you parents! During each session we intentionally build in time where your kids are busy baking and you get a few moments to relax and enjoy a little "you time."

Check below for all the links you will need to make more memories with your kids and summer camp strong!

Fun Arm & Hammer Summer Camp Recipes to Create with Your Kids!

Monday, July 27, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Arm & Hammer. All opinions are my own.
Fun Arm & Hammer Summer Camp Recipes to Create with Your Kids!

This is going to be one of the highlights of your family's summer! I am so excited for you to join me this week at Arm & Hammer's free on-demand virtual summer camp. As one of your hosts I'm going to be teaching you how to teach your kids how to bake amazing treats such as Rainbow Banana Bread and Hot Lava Mug Cake in a microwave. Here's the secret though. This virtual summer camp might be look and feel like it's all about your kids...but it's really about you, parents! There will be innovative crafts, surprising science projects, and tasty kid-friendly recipes, but you will also get some much needed time to recharge (while you supervise).

Here are the first three activities I led, as well as a few of the downloadable recipes so that you can get a jumpstart on the fun! And if you’d like to see and recreate the rest of the Arm & Hammer Summer Camp activities, head over to Arm & Hammer's YouTube channel to get the full summer camp experience!

How to Make a Mini Cucumber Sea Turtle Lunch!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Red Sun Farms. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a Cucumber Sea Turtle Lunch

Right now we are in the middle of summer, and if your family is like my family, our kids are constantly asking for snacks. At this point, it might be hard to come up with snack time ideas but let me share one of my favorite things to serve this time of year...cucumbers! They are refreshing, tasty, and perfect in a sandwich. This is why I had to take my Red Sun Farms Mini Cucumbers and create a sea turtle food art lunch. It goes great on a plate or in a lunchbox if you want to make it during the school year.

A Food Board Recipe Idea For You and Your Dog to Share!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dandy Celery. All opinions are my own.
How to make a food board that you can can snack on and share with your dog!

How is your family holding up during the dog days of summer? My family is finding every excuse to hang out in our little blow up pool or cool off in air conditioning. One of the things that we find every summer is that my family rarely wants to heat up the house by cooking. On days like this we love creating a food board that our family can snack on. But you know what family member also loves snacks? Your dog!

This is why I decided to put together a food board that is perfect for you and the furriest member of your family! That's right, every food on this platter is dog friendly. From the sweet and crispy Dandy Celery sticks to the popcorn, you can feel good about taking one piece for yourself and giving one to your dog! Of course I had to throw some fun food art ideas on to the board as well.

Dandy Celery Sticks

Dandy Celery sticks are the perfect summer snack because they're cold, crispy and low in calories. For me, the crunch is extremely satisfying when I'm craving something crispy like chips. Plus they are always great for dipping. Your dog will wag its tail off when you dip them in a little bit of peanut butter for them! So let's get down to making this board. Remember that while all of these foods are generally considered safe for dogs, make sure your pet doesn't have any food allergies before you start handing over these treats. Just like people, some pets need specialized diets so it is always wise to consult your vetrinarian with any questions.

My Most Controversial Recipe Ever: Fairy Bread and Lunchbox Dad

Monday, July 20, 2020

Fairy Bread Recipe

Dear Australia,
You know I love you. We've had some good times together. Remember when I came and visited and we did some TV Shows in Sydney and some radio interviews talking about lunches? I know, I know, it was few years ago but still they are great memories. But now you've taken it too far. The hate on my TikTok from your fairy bread traditionalists has moved things to a dark place. So before our relationship is irreparably damaged, please let me tell my side.

Watch my Controversial TikTok Video Below!

 
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