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June 23, 2015

It’s Public Service Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 11:56 am

The U.N. declared June 23rd Public Service Day, to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to every community.  No public service is too small, so get involved!  Teach your kids about helping others and the community.  It can be something as simple as picking up litter, going to volunteer at a senior home, help serve food at a shelter, or more!  Here are some great ideas from parents.com:

http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teaching-tolerance/childrens-volunteering-resource-guide/

 

June 19, 2015

Our favorite lazy cat turns 37!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:41 pm

Everybody’s favorite lazy, lasagna loving feline turns 37 today!  Garfield is the most syndicated and published cartoon in newspapers around the world, and he’s been lazing about and eating (or dreaming of eating) since 1978!  Check out the latest strips, news, games, and more here: http://garfield.com/

June 18, 2015

Toddler Tantrum Playing Golf!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:05 am

The US Open just, uh, opened this week and goes through the weekend.  People have been chasing that little ball with a stick for a couple of hundred years now, so let’s see how they all really want to react when they miss!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_UVgmPDMRY

Don’t forget to tune in and see how the pros do it at the US Open! 

June 17, 2015

Get Your Kids To Love Veggies!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 11:37 am

It’s Eat Your Vegetables Day, so how about 3 helpful tips from OneHungryMama on how to get your kids to love vegetables outside of the kitchen?  Check out this great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXqFzazupU

 

 

June 16, 2015

Yum Yum! Make some fudge for Fudge Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 2:10 pm

June 16th is Fudge Day.  Some fun fudge facts: fudge was first sold in stores in 1886.  The largest slab of fudge ever weighed was over 5,700 pounds.  That’s a hole lot of fudge!  Now for a delicious and easy recipe to make some fudge together: 

http://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/easy-chocolate-fudge-1704

June 12, 2015

Make like a banana split and eat a cake!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 10:44 am

Did you know it’s banana split day?  Did you know that this might be the best summer celebration cake EVER!!! Have a Happy Banana Split Day :) http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2010/07/a-tasty-recipe-banana-split-ice-cream-cake/

June 11, 2015

Celebrate Corn on The Cob Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 10:34 am

Did you know an average ear of corn has about 800 kernels in 16 rows?  What’s even more amazing is the number of different ways you can make your corn on the cob.  Our favorite?  With sugar.  What’s yours? 

http://www.food.com/food-holidays/corn-on-the-cob-day-0611

June 10, 2015

Make delicious and healthy fruit popsicles!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 3:40 pm

It’s hot.  Instead of grabbing the ice cream or the sugar-y pops for your kids, how about a guilt-free refresher the whole family will love. 

These better-for-you popsicles are made with fresh fruit and way less sugar (not that the kiddos will notice).  Bonus: Each recipe is only 4 ingredients or less! 

http://www.todaysparent.com/recipes/healthy-popsicle-recipes/?gallery_page=1#gallery_top

 

June 9, 2015

Let Your Kids Get Bored This Summer!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 2:08 pm

We’ve all heard it from our kids.  They get bored during the summer.  And you know what?  That’s ok!  Let them imagine and create.  Bring out a bucket of legos, or build forts and slay imaginary dragons.  Or put together a book of jokes.  So many wonderful ideas and activities can come out of being bored.  And, it’s educational! 

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-21895704

 

June 5, 2015

Baked Donut Recipes for Donut Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 11:14 am

It’s Donut Day.  Sure, you could go get a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts *yum*, but won’t it be more fun to make some donuts with your little ones?  Here are some great (and slightly healthier) baked donut recipes you can make with your kids.  I would like sprinkles on mine, please. 

http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Baked-Doughnut-Recipes-Kids-31379927#photo-31379927 

 

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