Quesadillas: Kidz in the Kitchen

My kids love quesadillas.  We also make them when we are camping as they are nice and easy to prepare and don’t take a lot of ingredients.  We make them with just cheese and we make them with extras (avocado, chicken, etc…)  Need a great and reliable quick and simple lunch or even a snack?

You’ll need four tortillas, cream cheese and grated cheese.  If you want to add other ingredients, you can grab that as well.

1) Spread a flour tortilla with cream cheese (this is the delicious Continue reading Quesadillas: Kidz in the Kitchen

Happy Earth-Day To You: Ways to Celebrate

Well, Earth Day is upon us.  Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day.  I read that there was some discussion in our local papers about  Earth Hour (turn off everything for an hour) and whether or not it’s a good thing.  I suppose that we could ask the same questions about Earth Day.  Is it really worth it?  Does it actually make a difference to think about the Earth and change your habits for one day?  I think that the point is awareness and effort.  Yes!  It does make a difference.  The biggest difference it can make is that we try something new, we reflect on our actions and their global impact, we make an effort to make a change and, hey… maybe we even decide that it wasn’t so bad and maybe we could do it more often… and (while we’re at it) try to make other efforts, as well!   If we all just make one little change and push ourselves to make one more effort for our planet… the world will be a better place and the impact can be long-lasting.

I’ve got a list of ten little things that we can do to “go green” that I want to share with you.  Little differences can go a long way!

1) Two years ago, my husband and I bought ourselves a Worm Factory as an Earth-day gift to ourselves.  It’s a great biology lesson for the kids.  We love that the kids get the chance to get up-close and personal with our own creepy-crawlies that are composting our kitchen goods, right before our eyes!  Also, it creates an amazing soil that helps our plants to grow really well.  We tend to use that rich soil for our indoor plants, as it would take a lot longer to make a significant difference in our garden.

Continue reading Happy Earth-Day To You: Ways to Celebrate

Pudding Fingerpaint: Crafting With Kids

Ms. Marlene from Bumblebees Family Centre (Next Tuesday’s the vision screening day for your thee-year-old, by the way) has offered up a few of her secret recipes!!  Ms. Marlene is an Early Childhood Educator and mama to three wonderful kids.  We tried it out, at home.  Yummm…

This instant pudding artwork is finger-lickin’ good!

Continue reading Pudding Fingerpaint: Crafting With Kids

Little Farmers Petting Zoo

Meg Wallner is Mommy to one,  jewelry-maker, and a freelance writer from Kamloops.

My family and I just visited the Little Farmers Petting Zoo in Westsyde. My daughter, who is 16 months, had a blast! Never had she seen so many different animals that children don’t get to see on a daily basis. There were a variety of exotic birds, like Polish and Bantam chickens, along with regular barnyard chickens, ducks, emus, peacocks and pheasants. Also a sight to see, are the large turkeys, called Bronze Wild turkeys. The animals were rather friendly too, the goats and ducks come right up to the fence, hoping for a treat or two. At one point during our visit to the zoo, one of the goats was in the old car in the goat pen. It was quite comical.

Continue reading Little Farmers Petting Zoo