Monday, September 30, 2013

30 Letter -H- snacks

This week's letter for our snack list is "H." If you're teaching preschool, homeschooling, or just looking to add some variety and fun to your children's routine, here are some H foods to help you out!
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  1. Hot pockets
  2. Hummus
  3. Hoagies
  4. Heath candy bar
  5. Hershey's candy bar
  6. Hot Tamales candy
  7. Haagen-Dazs ice cream or bars
  8. Hamburger Helper
  9. Hostess doughnuts or snack cakes
  10. Hot Chocolate
  11. Haribo gummy bears
  12. Hard candy
  13. Ho-Hos
  14. Horseradish dip
  15. Honeybuns
  16. Hazelnut spread
  17. Hot Cheetos
  18. Hot Fries (seen at gas stations and in the chip aisle of grocery stores)
  19. Honey Nut Cheerios
  20. Honeycomb cereal
  21. Ham salad
  22. Ham -baked
  23. Honeydew melon
  24. Hotcakes
  25. Honey Bunches of Oats
  26. Hashbrowns
  27. Hot dogs
  28. Hamburger
  29. Honey
  30. HoneyMaid graham crackers

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Funnies

Happy Friday everyone!  I've been on a bit of a "lets look at all the funny dog pictures" bender this week, so here are today's funnies for you:
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This one just cracks me up, these doggies are in trouble!
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

40 Snacks for the letters "E" and "F"

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Today I have 40 snack/food ideas that start with the letters E or F to share with you. You can use these ideas when planning your preschool letter of the week curriculum, homeschool activities, taking a snack to playgroup, etc.

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E snacks
  1. Edamame
  2. Ears of corn
  3. Eggplant
  4. Elbow macaroni
  5. Eggs
  6. Elephant ear
  7. Edy's Ice Cream
  8. Empanada
  9. Egg roll
  10. English muffins
  11. Everything bagel
  12. Enchiladas
  13. Eclairs
  14. Eggo waffles
  15. Eggo mini pancakes (in the freezer section)
  16. Egg drop soup

F snacks
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  1. Flan
  2. Fondue
  3. Fun-da-middles (in the cupcake mix section)
  4. Fun Dip candy
  5. Fruit Gushers fruit snacks
  6. Flipz chocolate covered pretzels
  7. Fruit Rollups
  8. Frosted Flakes cereal
  9. Fruit Loops cereal
  10. Frankenberries cereal
  11. Fruit snacks
  12. Fruit salad
  13. French fries
  14. Fudge
  15. Fried rice
  16. Funnel cake
  17. French toast
  18. Frog legs
  19. Fruit by the foot
  20. Fish sticks
  21. French bread
  22. Fresh veggies
  23. French salad dressing
  24. Falafel
    All of the Letter of the Week preschool snack ideas are also on Pinterest!

Shared our Letter of the Week snack idea fun with I Can Teach My Child.  A great blog and weekly link party. Check it out sometime!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Menu Monday

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Maybe if I post what our dinners for the week will be it will motivate/shame me into making sure to actually cook?
See on Saturday we ordered a pizza.
We always have to give bizarre "instructions to driver" on the online form because our street is somehow not acknowledged by The Google.Pizza guy shows up.

I said, "Oh good, you found us!"
He was like "Oh I always know where you guys are."
As if this is a frequent thing.
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. You don't know.

Anyway.  I've been shamed into trying to cook more at home. Here's what's coming up this week:

Monday- Baked Beans, ham, cornbread
Tuesday- Spaghetti, salad
Wednesday- Fish (my husband will cook it. I don't know his secret technique. Nor do I learn to care. If it's a secret then only HE can be the one to cook. *wink*). Coleslaw, veggies and hummus
Thursday- Chili, biscuits
Friday- Chinese Buffet (yeah, we're eating out. But at least it isn't PizzaDeliveryDudeWhoRecognizesUs)
Saturday- lunch: Soup & PB sandwiches
                dinner: Vegetarian Taco Salad

To wrap up this post I present you with a picture of a dog delivering pizza:
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This post was shared at Linda's Lunacy.

Monday, September 16, 2013

27 "G" Snacks

27 snacks and foods that start with the letter "G." Great for using with a letter of the week curriculum in your homeschool, preschool, or just for fun at home!
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  1. Goldfish crackers
  2. Graham cracker
  3. Gingersnaps
  4. Gingerbread cookies
  5. Granola cereal
  6. Greek yogurt
  7. Green onion
  8. Green pepper strips
  9. Granola bar
  10. Gyro (though pronounced "year-oh")
  11. Goat cheese
  12. Green beans
  13. Gumbo
  14. Golden raisins
  15. Green Peas
  16. Genoa Salami
  17. Go-gurt
  18. Gherkin pickles
  19. Gingerale
  20. Garlic bread
  21. Green olive
  22. Gripz (tiny cheeze it crackers)
  23. Grapes
  24. Green Grapes
  25. Grape popsicles
  26. Grilled cheese
  27. Guacamole

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Funnies

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First two pictures source

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Weary Mothers

Ever have something smack you upside the head?  A real light bulb moment?  That was me recently.

This Bible verse has been a favorite for a long time:

I've always applied to to other things in the Christian life such as serving others, serving within church, doing what's right when no one else is, following God's standards.

Then came a light bulb moment.

This can apply to motherhood too.

One friend of mine has a son with limited immunity.
One friend's daughter was born with Trisomy 18.
One friend's son has ADHD.
One friend's daughter has SPD.
One friend has a child with learning disabilities.
One friend has quadruplets.
One friend has twins.
One friend's son has autism.
Several friends are single moms.
Several friends struggle with depression, anxiety, or other chronic illnesses.
Several friends are military moms with all the extra work and worry that comes with it.
It's not easy.  Moms get weary. I know these friends and their constant therapy appointments, doctor visits, day to day needs, special education meetings, interventions, hospitalizations, expensive experimental treatments, and more.

Some seasons of motherhood are excruciatingly exhausting.  Hang in there Moms.
Let us not grow weary in doing GOOD (good here being doing what our children need.  Maybe you're the mom who devotes 8 hours a week to occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy for ONE child.  Maybe you're the mom who has to work extra hours to afford the tutor for your child.  Maybe you're the mom who dealt with yet another meltdown in public.  Keep doing what you know to do, what your child needs), in due time you will reap the harvest.

(Here are some graphics in case you want to pin this so that on your bad days you'll remember to keep pressing on!) 
Encouragement for the moms who are tired, moms of medically fragile children, military moms, moms of children with disabilities, single moms 

Moms of children with disabilities or health conditions face weariness. So do single moms, military moms, etc.  There is hope. One day your work will pay off!  Don't lose heart!

P.S. Jen Hatmaker had an excellent post about Sweet vs Spicy families.  I highly recommend you read it!

P.P.S. This post was shared at Serenity Now and Trust Me I'm A Mom.

Monday, September 9, 2013

27 "D" snacks

Snacking our way through the alphabet!  Thanks for following this series.  Whether you are teaching your kids at home, running a daycare, or teaching preschool, these letter-of-the-week themed snacks will help you tie in snack time to your curriculum.

This week, the letter "d."  As always, some snacks are things that preschoolers will readily eat and some items may require them to expand their horizons a little!
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  • Dippin Dots
  • Dates
  • Doughnuts
  • Dirt pudding
  • Dip
  • Doritos
  • Dunkaroos
  • Dairy Queen Dilly Bars
  • Dill pickles
  • Deviled eggs
  • Devil's food cake
  • Deer jerky
  • Dinty Moore Beef Stew
  • Dinosaur shaped Chicken Nuggets
  • Drumsticks-chicken leg
  • Drumsticks-the ice cream cones
  • Dole smoothies (freezer section)
  • Dannon yogurt
  • Danimals yogurt
  • Dunkin' Doughnuts
  • Date cookies
  • Dump cake
  • Danish
  • Dumplings
  • Deep dish pizza
  • Double fudge brownies
  • Dove chocolate bars

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Funnies

Happy Friday, Readers!  We've made it through another week.  Enjoy today's funnies and have a great weekend.

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Pranks on the ark?
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Monday, September 2, 2013

38 "C" snacks for preschool

Continuing in the series of letter themed snacks for your preschool or homeschool snack time, today we have snacks beginning with the letter C.

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  • Cheeze it's
  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Chobani greek yogurt
  • Chicken salad
  • Corned beef
  • Crepes
  • Chili
  • Chips Ahoy cookies
  • Cheese cubes
  • Cucumber
  • Corndogs
  • Corn
  • Cranberry juice
  • Cherries
  • Chicken soup
  • Carrots
  • Coconut
  • Cabbage casserole
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Curry chicken
  • Corn flakes coleslaw
  • Cheetos
  • Cheerios
  • Capn Crunch cereal
  • Crunch candy bar
  • Chorizo
  • Cobbler
  • Curly fries
  • Cheesecake
  • Cream cheese wontons
  • Chestnuts
  • Croissants
  • Candy canes
  • Chex mix
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Ceasar salad

Sunday, September 1, 2013

3rd Award

It's been a big month for blog awards here! Linda from My WAHM Plan gave me this one:

This award is for people who read your blog and really join in and participate.  You're supposed to nominate 14 others to receive it.  I can't just pick 14 of you though, you're all great readers. You read and share, pin, tweet, comment.  So, in the same way that everyone who plays pee-wee soccer gets a trophy, you're ALL WINNERS.  :)

If you decide to post on your blog, link back to me and then let me know who you ended up nominating!

Thanks Linda!