Tips for Picking Strawberries, Carlsbad, California Family Travel

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We visit Carlsbad, California frequently and each year we look forward to picking strawberries at the U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company. It's a can't miss stop if you're in the area. The visit makes for a great family day and through the years we have found tips to improve the experience and make it great for everyone. This year was our baby's first time experiencing strawberry picking in Carlsbad and she loved finding the prettiest and most ripe strawberries with her big sister. These tips for Read More... {Read More...}

The Jungle Book Red Flower Snack

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Loving The Jungle Book as a child, I was ecstatic when the movie was remade and finally in theaters this month. The story of Mowgli, the "man-cub" growing up in the jungle as being raised by wolves does so much more than make you relive your childhood favorite. The original animated and the new live-action film have their similar storylines and characters but offer a much difference cinematic experience. You'll fall in love with Neel Sethi, the boy actor that transforms Mowgli from Read More... {Read More...}

Kid friendly spinach squares recipe

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During the summer it's easy to lose track of time and forget about your well thought out meal plans. But when you're cooking your daughter's favorite side dish and she's getting an extra helping of veggies without realizing it, it's worth sticking to your plan. My daughter has never been a big fan of veggies but she loves when I make kid friendly spinach squares. During the school year she happily asks for leftovers in her lunch the next day. This week I made spinach squares and everyone in the Read More... {Read More...}

Dinosaur Swamp Dip (healthy kids snack)

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With the anticipation of the new Jurassic World and Disney Dinosaur coming to theaters soon, we have been talking a lot about dinosaurs. This week my daughter borrowed a few books from the library and we had an afternoon full of learning about the prehistoric giants. Our day included science projects, themed snacks, and a scavenger hunt for fossils in our backyard. Dinosaur swamp dip was a fun way to incorporate a healthy snack into our day of fun. My daughter was giggling with each Read More... {Read More...}

Cucumber watermelon pops (kids snack)

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Summer at our house means more time to play, do crafts, and make fun snacks. My daughter is attending summer camp for a couple of weeks and today she was assigned to bring snacks to share. Cucumber watermelon pops are the perfect snack for summertime fun. In less than an hour we made the pops and cut up all the extra fruit for snacks at home.  Cucumber watermelon pops tutorial Ingredients and supplies: seedless watermelon cucumbers (cut into 1/2" slices) metal flower cookie Read More... {Read More...}

Frankenstein Halloween Treats

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Check out Halloween Frankenstein treats by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com Halloween brings many reasons to bake with my daughter. Between school parties, playdates, and treats for neighbors, we've been having fun in the kitchen together. In my search for new baking ideas I found so many fun Frankenstein themed treats.  I created a collection of Frankenstein Halloween Treats on Foodie to add creativity to the treats we are sharing this Halloween.  With Read More... {Read More...}