Archives for May 2012

Lily Pad Hopping (Outdoor Gross Motor Skill Fun)

Here is a fun summer gross motor skill activity to play with toddlers. You can use just about anything for the “lily pads”. The main objective of this activity is for your toddler to improve their balance, coordination, and body control through jumping with both legs together from one “lily pad” to the next. See […]

For the Love of Reading: Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit

(Click on the book to read more at “Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a genius. But on the baseball diamond? Not so much. He tries . . . but whiffs every time. Then, one night, Randy […]

10 Campfire/Bonfire Desserts to Make in the Fire

I am the kinda girl that really likes camping for the first day, and maybe the second day, but then I am ready to go home! What’s that you ask? What is my favorite part of camping? Sleeping under the stars, hiking through the woods, rescuing injured animals along the paths? Well, I have to […]

Water Orientation: Creating a ‘Tub Swim Time’

Teach Your Child to Swim-Summer Series Week 1: Water Orientation: Creating a ‘Tub Swim Time’ Water Orientation is the idea of helping your child feel comfortable in the water. This can begin taking place in infancy, through an enjoyable bath experience, and then progress into the bathtub around 6 months (when the infant is able […]

Memorial Day Tribute: to the wives

Before our recent move, my husband and I had the opportunity to live in a city that was home to many different military bases. Through our interaction with different people, both at church and in everyday life, we had the opportunity of meeting many different servicemen and their families. It never ceased to amaze us […]

Saturday Show & Tell #12 & Summer Series Preview

Cheerios and Lattes’ Public Service Announcement: Week 1: Water Orientation-Introducing ‘Home Tub Swim’ (Tons of NEW Tips and Activities Each Week!) & Cheerios and Lattes Presents: “What’s In the Bible?” DVD Giveaway! CLICK HERE TO ENTER! Now, onto our Saturday Show & Tell Link Party! Last Week’s Featured Favorites: What a fun Saturday Show & Tell […]

“What’s In The Bible?” DVD Review & Giveaway

What’s in the Bible? Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible? is a new DVD series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the entire Bible. DVDs 1-7 (Genesis – Esther) along with Buck Denver Asks…Why Do We Call It Christmas? “What’s In The Bible?” (Vol.1) Review My husband and I […]

Snacks for Kids to Make & Eat: Ants on a Log

I remember eating ‘Ants of a Log’ as a kid at my church’s VBS. The memory is as clear as can be. They typically used celery as the ‘log’ and I was not a fan of celery. So, I would lick off the peanut butter and ants, then hide the celery in my napkin and […]

Skinny Creamy Chicken Marinade

Summer is just around the corner and so is grilling season! Here is a great creamy marinade, without all the calories, sugar, and fat! Skinny Creamy Chicken Marinade leaves your chicken tender and full of flavor. It’s the perfect solution for grilling chicken for salads, tacos, fajitas, and even by itself! Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain […]

‘Gourmet’ Your Tacos in 3 Minutes! (Works for any tacos)

Quesa Tacos are a simple way to turn ordinary tortillas into a gourmet taco in just three minutes! My husband and I were introduced to Quesa Tacos about six years ago at a taco stand near Ensenada, Mexico. They have the best “street tacos” we’ve ever tasted! I am excited to share this quick and […]