April Fool’s!

april-foolsUnexpected Dandruff: Sprinkle some salt in your hair, then start complaining that your head is itching like crazy. When someone looks at your head, they’ll see the worst case of dandruff they’ve ever seen.

April Showers: If you have a sink with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle when nobody’s looking. This automatically keeps the nozzle in spray-mode. Make sure the nozzle is pointing up and outward. The next person to use the sink will get a splash! I actually tried this on my older son last year. It worked like a charm and provided a bunch of belly laughs.

Buggy Toothpaste: Place a raisin in the end of the toothpaste tube. When someone squeezes out the paste, they’ll get what looks like a bug along with their minty tarter control glob.

Got Milk?: Add a few drops of food coloring to a container of milk. It’s harmless April Fool’s joke but the results are pretty colorful.

Spare Change: This April Fool’s practical joke is old, but it still works. Superglue some coins to the sidewalk or any spot that has a lot of people walking around. Make sure it’s an appropriate place, then watch people get frustrated when they can’t pick up the coins.

Year Round School: Type and mail a letter to yourself that says the vote went through and school is now going to be held all year long – no more summer vacation. Your kids will be mortified. Then tell them after dinner it was just an April Fool’s Day joke.

What’s That in Your Apple?: For a fruity April Fool’s practical joke, get a few gummy worms and carefully poke them into fresh fruit, particularly apples. Give your kids a wormy apple for lunch and leave a few apples on the table for friends and family members to snack on.

One Sick Joke: Fill a hot water bottle with pea soup. Keep the bottle hidden under your shirt and make a loud noise to attract attention. Bend over the table and squeeze the bottle, as your sludge spews out just like you’ve thrown up.

Look What I Can Do!: Ask your victim to put a quarter on a piece of paper and, without removing their finger, trace the coin with a pencil. Repeat the “test” with a few fingers. After that’s done, get the victim to pick up the quarter and roll it along the bridge of their nose. Then quietly snicker behind their back as they walk around with a black line along their nose. Don’t use a permanent marker because that’s just not cool.

Out of Gas: A few blocks from home, make your car lurch a little and announce that you’re out of gas. The children will moan and groan a little. Tell the kids they will have to walk to get gas as you watch the car, then drive by yelling “April Fools!” Make sure there is no one around and it’s a lightly traveled road. (By the way…this one works!  I use it all the time to get the kids!)

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Food Friday – Avocado Egg Salad

Yields 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs, hard-boiled and diced
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 TBSP pesto
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, toasted, for serving
  • Baby spinach, for serving
  • Sliced tomatoes, for serving
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, roughly mash eggs with Greek yogurt, pesto, avocado, salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Serve sandwiches on ciabatta rolls with spinach, tomatoes and egg salad mixture.

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Thrifty Thursday – Easter Ideas

Want a quick, easy and “cheap” Easter decoration? Who doesn’t.  This Easter garland is so easy and practically free!

1. Just swing by the hardware store and grab several paint samples in easter colors.

2. Create an egg shaped template with card stock or an extra paint card sample.

3. Trace your egg shape on each paint card.

4. Cut out samples.

5. Use a hole punch or sharp object to make 2 holes in the top of the egg.

6. String the eggs to create a beautiful garland!

Have a “Hoppy” Easter!

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Tip Tuesday – Cook Book Holder

We thought this idea was clever for those that don’t have a cook book stand.  It also works great for those recipes written on paper or printed off the internet. Just clip your recipe on a pant hanger and you’re set.  If you don’t have knobs on your cupboards, try hanging from the handle on your microwave.

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Famous Wet Nurse Saves the Day!

Would you ever be a wet nurse for another baby? It sounds a bit strange but just a few years ago there was no formula. Breast milk was one of the only ways to feed an infant.  If you had no formula and no breast milk, would you allow your baby to be fed by another mother? In a world on convenience it’s hard to image being in this situation. Most mothers would do anything to make sure their baby fed and healthy. We speak in past tense because of the options we have today, but there are many places in the world where options are not available. These are times when the term “it takes a village” makes more sense.

The story below speaks about a courageous event where a mother had to make a decision to feed a starving baby or leave them crying in hunger. Unconcerned about modern society ridicule, this mother made a choice that changed an infant’s day.

Read below:

“On a goodwill trip to Sierra Leone in 2009, Salma Hayek famously breastfed a week-old infant whose mother was too malnourished to produce milk herself. The actress recalled the wet nurse experience.

The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk. He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina [then 2-years-old], but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” she says, her voice dropping. “You should have seen his eyes. When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”

Hayek says she was hoping to raise awareness that Sierra Leone has the highest infant mortality rate in the world. She went on to say, “I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk. And when she grows up I’m going to make sure she continues to be a generous, caring person.”

Years later, Salma continues to answer questions about acting as a wet nurse.

‘If you have milk, you have milk, and if they’re hungry, they’re hungry,” she said. “I think it’s a beautiful thing, because motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other.”

 

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Food Friday – Asian Meatballs

Are you always looking for delicious healthy recipes?? So are we and this recipe is both. Try it with a little brown rice and edamame and your meal is complete!

 

 

Asian Meatballs
Servings: 4

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef, 93% lean
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced cilanto
  • 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp Srircha or other Asian hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mixed together all of the ingredients except the ground beef.
  3. Add the ground beef and mix together with your hands until just combined. Then roll out 20 meatballs. They will be about 1-1.5 inches in diameter.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Spray with a touch of cooking spray. Add the meatballs and cook for 4 minutes until browned on all sides.
  5. Finish cooking the meatballs in the oven for an additional 7-8 minutes or until cooked through. You can do this by placing your skillet in the oven if it is oven safe. If not, just pour the meatballs into a glass pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and finish in the oven.

 

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Thrifty Thursday – Kool-Aid

If cleaning weren’t enough, somehow we find ourselves cleaning the appliances that clean other things like dishwashers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners. The dishwasher seems to create most of the problem, leaving water spots and streaks on the plates we eat off and the glasses we drink from. Although there are many products on the market to clean your dishwasher some can be very expensive.  Yes vinegar works in the rinse cycle, but who knows when that rinse cycle starts??? We found a cheap option that will help to keep your dishwasher clean more frequently.  Kool-Aid…Yup that’s right! The lemonade flavor Kool-Aid (or generic brand) helps to keep the inside of your dishwasher clean.  So grab a few packets of the drink mix the next time you are at the store and start cleaning.  Just pour the powder into the soap dish and run a regular cycle in an empty dishwasher. It MUST be the lemonade flavor. The acid in this particular flavor is the only one that seems to work. Happy cleaning!

 

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Intoxicated on Life Review

We are so happy to share this great review we got from an awesome blog called “Intoxicated on Life”.  Check out their blog to read our review and get great information, recipes, articles and inspiration. Read our review then visit their site at    http://intoxicatedonlife.com

 

More than a Nursing Cover – Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover

bizzy baby nursing cover in use

Not every mama needs (or wants) a nursing cover. It’s every mother’s right to nurse her child however she’s most comfortable—and, for many moms, that means sometimes they’ll use a cover.

I personally stand by my right to public nursing; however, I’ve got plenty of stretch marks and a post-baby belly that I’m not super psyched to show off. For that reason, I’m more comfortable right now throwing on a cover when my little guy is hungry.

Other Nursing Covers

I’ve had other covers before, and usually, the only thing they covered well was the only part I didn’t really care about covering—namely, my baby. Most covers would ride up and expose my yucky stretch marks, or pull to one side and show off some of that lovely muffin top.

I had a cover with supposedly adjustable neck straps and a plastic insert that’s supposed to make it possible to see your baby as you nurse. That particular cover failed me the first time I needed to wash it – the plastic loop seemed to be malformed by the dryer, and the neck strap would never stay strapped. It was a total waste of everything. Oh, and it was ugly and uncomfortable.

How the Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover is Different

When I received this cover from Bizzy Babee Designs, I was excited as soon as I opened the package. First, the fabric was very soft and comfortable (my previous cover was scratchy cotton). It also is designed so it can’t accidentally ride up and show off tummy – there’s full coverage with this cover.

Probably the best thing about it, though, was the fact that it can also function as a top. It comes in five colors that would complement any wardrobe. I’ve put this cover on over a tank top, and gone out in it. It looks like I’m just wearing a cute poncho-type top.

One of the models on the website even shows off the nursing cover by pairing it with a belt. I don’t really want to attract attention to my waistline right now (what with it being virtually nonexistent), but once I’ve gotten my figure back, I will definitely be throwing my belt on over this cover!

This is a very cute, comfortable nursing cover that would be a great solution for any nursing mama!

How to Get Your Own Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover

Each Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover is $39.99—not a bad price for a cover that can easily convert into a top and be a part of your wardrobe for years to come! You can check out their website to purchase one.

Keep your eyes peeled because we’ll also be giving away a Bizzy Babee nursing cover in April!

 

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