Simple dinners: Sliders!

Baseball season is in full swing here at my house. This means late nights and long days. We rush home three nights a week in an attempt to feed and get kids ready for bed and ready for school the next day. I like to try and keep dinners simple and fast on those nights, and if possible I prep them the day before. That way we can come home, toss them in the oven or microwave and eat.

I try to keep a list of great meals on hand that the kids love. This one fell into my lap a couple of weeks ago, and it was a HUGE hit. We love burgers, but the kids are young and can’t always eat a whole one alone, and I hate to go out and grill on these already busy nights. This recipe allows me to bake everything fairly quickly, and it freezes well.

Simple dinners sliders

Check out this simple and delicious recipe for sliders from Slick Housewives.  It really is a great way to make things fast that will undoubtedly please everyone. And my family said they were way better than store bought and restaurant sliders.

Stylish Boy Looks: Chaser

Chaser is one of our favorite new featured brands here at The Boy’s Store. Chaser offers fun, hip, and cheeky items that will be sure to impress. Check out some of their fun tees and tanks for spring and summer. Some of them are so cool you will hope you can wear the same size shirt as your son so you can borrow them!

Boys Bowie shirt by Chaser: this shirt is like a Lazarus for fashion. Bowie may be gone, but his music, and his style lives on. This shirt is perfect for he little Bowie fan. Or the child of a Bowie fan. It will bring a little bit of the Starman into our daily lives.

Boys Sunday Funday Muscle Tee by Chaser: This fun shirt will make you wish it was Sunday everyday. Its bold and relaxing all at the same time, just like our favorite day of the week. Its fun saying is cheeky and bold, its colors calm and relaxing like Sunday, and its sleeveless muscle baring sleeves make it perfect for cutting out and having fun!

Boys Epic Lil Bro Shirt by Chaser: Being the little brother can sometimes be daunting. Everyone already has an expectation of you. But that doesn’t mean you have to live up to them. Break barriers.  Stand out. Be yourself. Be epic! This shirt is just the beginning, lookout world, this little brother is here to surprise us all!

Best Books: She Persisted

You may be wondering why we are highlighting two books this month. Well, the answer is simple, because they pair well together, and they are important books that all boys and girls should read.

This month we want to highlight the books written by Former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton. She Persisted, and She Persisted Around the World, are two books about important women that have influenced our world here at home and abroad. Why is it important for boys to read books about women that have changed our world? Because one day those boys will become husbands, they will become fathers, and they will work and learn in this world alongside strong women. It is important for boys and girls to see women succeed, thrive, incite change, and be seen as equal to their male counterparts. When women thrive, men thrive. We live alongside one another, and we work together. So when one person makes the world a better place they do not make it better just for them, they make it better for everyone. The ripple it causes throughout civilization touches everyone.

The She Persisted books each highlight important women who have incited change in education, science, civil liberties, healthcare, and literature. The books show the strength and the determination it takes to continue to drive forward in a world that tells you no. This is a message every child needs to learn. Although things may seem tough, and we may struggle, we should never let that stop us from doing something we want to do. We need to keep moving forward. These books make a great gift. Try reading them together with our kids and start a discussion on the importance of trying, learning, and not giving up.

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