Ice-Cream Cookie Cone: Summer Treats

Summer has officially started at our house. School is out! As a way to celebrate the last day of school we planned a whole day of fun at school, a field day. Each grade level was in charge of an event. Luckily I was in charge of dessert, because I did not want to be in charge of the water games or the races. Instead I enjoyed a nice cool afternoon in the shade with a very large tub of ice-cream and some really delicious cookie cones.

We found this fun recipe on Pinterest, Thank you Ashlee Marie for a fabulous and fairly simple recipe. We followed the recipe and tutorial and made the cones ahead of time to be ready for field day. Since the recipe only makes 8 cones and we had to have one for each kid in the classroom we had to triple the recipe. But the results were fabulous. We made sure we had plenty of ice-cream and we were ready to go.

The kids were absolutely obsessed with these cones. They tastes amazing, they held up well, and they were just like eating chocolate chip cookies with our ice-cream — only better! They would make an excellent dessert at a party, summer barbecue, or just for one night after family-dinner. Be sure you check out Ashlee Marie for the full recipe and tutorial — including a video — and be sure to check out her other amazing ideas and recipes!

Introducing TukTuk Designs!!

We would like to welcome one of the newest brands to join us here at The Boy’s Store. TukTuk Designs is a great brand designed especially for boys. TukTuk Designs was a labor of love for creator Hansa began the brand because she too is a mother of boys, “After being unable to find what I was looking for [stylish boy clothes], I decided to create a line that celebrated my boys’ creativity and imagination, and so TukTuk Designs was born.”

TukTuk Designs features items that have been meticulously crafted from 100% cotton with plenty of details around the cuff, collar, and placket. Each shirt is bold, fun, comfortable, and stylish. They can be seamlessly worn from a playdate to a party.

We are very excited to be collaborating with such a boy-centric brand. We love to find amazing and stylish looks for our boys, that is why The Boy’s Store exists. So it is fabulous when we find like-minded companies ready to collaborate with us and help bring you and your boys more amazing styles to choose from.

TukTuk Designs will be featured at The Boy’s Store beginning this month. Our collaboration is special because each item will be drop-shipped directly to you. Be sure to check out the great designs soon. We are already in the process of adding them to the store. You do not want to miss out!

Effective Parenting

If you are anything like me, which I can bet you are, you are always looking to improve. Whether you are looking to improve mentally, physically, emotionally, or in this case — as a parent. My children will be home for summer break in a few short weeks, and by weeks I mean TWO. Since I am fortunate enough to run a small-business and a non-profit I am home most of the summer in order to be with them and avoid using child-care, I just work from home. I am also fortunate enough to bring my children in to work with me. However, just like every other parent in the world my children get bored, they act out, they are loud — after all, they are CHILDREN.

I know that this behavior is normal, but thee are ways to combat them. During the summer when I am home with them I try to be understanding of all of this, and their inability to completely handle and express their emotions and frustrations. But it can be hard for me too. I am busy, I am still working even though they are home to play. Tensions can run high for all of us. So every year I try to do a small “brush-up” on child development, I try to learn a few coping mechanisms to get us through with minimal blow-ups. 

This year I found this little reminder. I wanted to share it with all of you in case you too need a little reminder sometimes in order to get by. This summer I plan to utilize some of these. I know that there will still be hard days, but that doesn’t make them bad days. See I am already being optimistic!