Monthly Archives: January 2018

New in Shop: Wes and Willy Shirts!

We love Wes and Willy. They create incredible styles for boys. We try to keep them in stock as much as possible because their styles excite boys with all sorts of different interests. We know that boys have style. We know that they want more than just sports clothes. More than just boring tees. They want variety. Wes and Willy offers that. Be sure to check out all of their great styles!

 

Boys Skateboard Backpack Shirt by Wes and Willy: Do you have a skater boy? This long sleeve shirt will be perfect for them. It features a backpack strap on the front and a skateboard and backpack on the back. Whimsical and fun this is great for that wheeler in your life.

Boys Brontosaurus Has Had it Shirt by Wes and Willy: this fun blue shirt is funny and witty. Long sleeved, it features a screen print of a brontosaurus on the front with the saying, “Brontosaurus has had it up to here!” Funny and witty it will impress not only the dinosaur lover but the also the smart-alec in your family.

Boys Rescue Dog V-Neck by Wes and Willy: this blue and red v-neck features a rescue dog on the front. This dog is here to save the day with his rescue flask. Do you have a dog-lover? A boy that wants to be a first-responder? This shirt will impress.

Sensory Bin Activity: Rainbow Rice

Now that school is back in session my big kids are all gone for the day, which leaves me open to do more one-on-one activities with my youngest little guy. I try to keep him entertained and learning at least part of the day. I do have other things to do each day so I am not hovering over him engaging him in activities 24/7. However, I do try to do something interactive with him at least once a day. At two years old he loves to do things that are hands-on, messy, and destructive. I know that all of that is good for his cognitive development, including imaginary play and problem solving. So I let him get wild and really learn hands-on several times a week.

 

This month I thought it would be fun to try something really hands-on. Since it has been so cold outside we haven’t been able to explore the outdoors as much as he likes. So instead I thought it would be fun to find a way for him to dig, and play as if he were outside. This sensory bin with colored rice will allow him to do just that.

This colored rice sensory bin is so easy to create and it allows for a lot of interactive play. I found this easy to follow tutorial on how to make colored rice here at Powerful Mothering. Thank you Powerful Mothering for such an easy tutorial. Be sure to check out Powerful Mothering for other great ideas for kids and parenting.

Meatballs Bombs: Winter Food

 

Are you looking for a fun winter dinner idea? I hate meal planning in the winter. I always seem to want to do something hearty, delicious, and different. But I find myself in a rut this time of year. Because we are all so tired after work and school, and it is so cold out, I want something fast, simple, and comforting. We love meatball subs, but I honestly do not have the time or interest to create that or clean up the mess my kids make when eating it most nights. This fun recipe from The Novice Chef is a meatball sub in one small little package.

 

The Novice Chef has a recipe that is so easy to follow (foolproof is more like it!) that I can’t help but enjoy making it. It is a fun little meal that makes meatballs a lot less messy. The kids love it because it is fun and different. So please be sure to check out this fun little meatball bomb recipe. You will be glad you did. I even discovered I can make twice as many and freeze them. Then just pop them in the oven to bake on nights I have very little time and energy to cook.

I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine!