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Make Your Own Bubble Solution: Crafting With Kids

I have kept the bubble wand- tubes that my kids have used up (or just dumped out on purpose) just because I can’t bear to toss them when I could use them again.  I have the big bucket of bubbles that you can get for super cheap but they didn’t seem to be working for some reason.  I would dip the wand and the solution would just all run right off.  I even shook it around to try and mix it up.  I wanted to make up some of my own bubble solution with the kids so I went online to find a recipe.  I found a great one!!

All you need is a big measuring cup, 1/2 cup of dish detergent, 1 1/2 cups of water and about 2 teaspoons of sugar!  You mix them Continue reading Make Your Own Bubble Solution: Crafting With Kids

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Zucchini Nachos: Kidz In The Kitchen

One delicious spring and summer treat in our house… Zucchini Nachos.

Growing up, my parents always had a bountiful harvest of zucchini – some of the biggest I’ve ever seen, actually.  I got used to having zucchini in everything (chocolate zucchini cake, lemon zucchini cookies, zucchini nachos…).  I learned (very quickly) to love it.

Zucchini Nachos are one appetizer that my kids love to help prepare.  They can spoon out salsa and grate cheese.  Actually, my four-year-old could also slice the zucchini if I would let him.  They also enjoy this healthy and savoury snack.

Here’s how you make them…

Thinly slice one zucchini into rounds (about 1/2 cm thick)

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes: Kidz In The Kitchen

I sometimes think that my kids are hooked on carbohydrates.  And, honestly, they get it from me.

My favourite breakfast is probably a big stack of pancakes with fruit and whipped cream.  My eldest, easily, can eat six pancakes for breakfast.  They aren’t tiny, either.  I like to make fun shapes with the pancakes and then cute them up so the kids can drench them in syrup.  I know, I know… not the healthiest stuff but whatever.

Anyhow, the other morning we finished off the syrup.  And, as I flipped (my eldest usually flips until he has some that he can eat), I Continue reading Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes: Kidz In The Kitchen

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Fitting in Fitness In Kamloops: "X Doesn’t Mark the Spot"

This guest post is brougt to you by Monica Macaulay.

Monica is a wife and mother of 2 little girls. She is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Weight Training Instructor and Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist. She contracts her services to various facilities around Kamloops but also runs her own Spring/Summer outdoor fitness program. If you have any fitness-related questions please feel free to contact her at macaulaymonica@gmail.com.  Monica also has a fitness community established on facebook.  You can learn more about BALANCE, here.

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Banana Bread: Kidz In The Kitchen

Sorry for the delay.  I accidentally set this post for late tonight.  Whoops.

Chant with me…

“First you peel the banana, peel it. Peel it. Peel it. (put up one finger as your banana and pretend to peel it)

Then you cut the banana, cut it. Cut it. Cut it. (hold your “banana finger” out and pretend to cut it with your other finger)

Then you mash the banana, mash it.  Mash it.  Mash it. (make mashing gestures with your hands)

Then you eat the banana, eat it.  Eat it.  Eat it. (put your fingers to your mouth pretending to eat)”

Oooorrr… you could cook it up in some delicious banana bread (stop dancing and singing – hit the kitchen).

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.