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St. Patrick's Day

There are all kinds of fun things you can do with the kids for St. Patrick's Day.  I've done a lot of hand print crafts in the past and it's a little challenging with the babies.  I wanted something with paint because tracing and cutting hands take a little time.  Time and free hands just aren't something that go along with little ones running around or needing held!

I keep all of my corks from wine bottles so liked the idea of using that as the 'brush' for them to dip in the paint and dot on.  All ages can help with this to some extent.  I printed a template of a shamrock on plain old paper and just put tape on the bottom side and not even a lot.  Just a few places to keep it down.  Since the idea was to dot it on the canvas there shouldn't be too much bleed like if you were taping off a wall to paint a line.

Remember how I always do the craft before hand with JP to make sure it's going to work, well this time I completely forgot!  It was 9:00 the nig…

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss has a birthday in early March.  I've actually been learning a lot about him lately as we gear up for Relay for Life season.  He died of cancer and some of his phrases fit very well with cancer awareness/prevention.

Having his birthday to celebrate was a fun way to make a regular play date a little more unique.  I had a couple of small snacks, craft and photo booth.  It's not easy getting the 2 and 3 year olds in a 'proper' photo booth picture.  I'm sure if you were watching us try and saw how many photos I deleted you'd be laughing.

For the snacks I made Green Eggs and Ham and then little Cat in the Hat treats on a stick.

The Cat in the Hat treats are just strawberries, bananas and marshmallows layered on the stick.  The Green Eggs and Ham I used my usual deviled egg recipe except I swapped out most of the mayo for avocado.  The recipe is my grandma's and I'm surprised there weren't onions in it because she said they belonged in everythin…

Things All Parents Should Know

What parent doesn't want the best for their family?  Everyone tries to do everything in their power to do what they believe is best.  What do you do though when the marketing and advertising we see is deceptive?  We've all seen the commercials with little boys in the bathroom then "life's bleachable moments" or 'Bleach means clean".  That must mean that's what we are supposed to use to keep the house clean, right?

WRONG!

Did you know bleach is a registered pesticide?

Did you know the Sodium Hyochlorite is a neurotoxin, causing kidney and liver damage, severe lung damage and reproductive issues?

Did you know the Organochlorines & Dioxins (chlorine's by-products) are extremely dangerous to your health and the environment?

Did you know the Dioxins (Agent Orange) are 300,000 more potent than DDT?

Did you know the Dioxins are a carcinogen?

Did you know the vapors interfere with brain function and have been shown to aggravate heart conditions and…