Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kids Organic Greens Nutritional supplement review

My five-year-old son is going through an" I don’t want to eat anything healthy/vegetables" phase. He will eat an occasional fruit, but for the most part anything green is non-negotiable. He does love his sweets, so I’m having a time constantly monitoring and limiting his sugar intake. So, recently I decided to give him the sugar he craves and sneak in my vegetables at the same time. I bought a kid’s protein shake and decided to give it a go. The flavor is chocolate, which isn’t necessarily his favorite, but chocolate does remind him of a sweetness, so it is easier to get him to try the shake. He only drinks a small amount after dinner, but he does enjoy the drink enough and I feel happy that he’s getting some vegetables in. I would give this drink a 3 out of 5 just because the flavor doesn’t mask the vegetable taste enough to get him a drink a lot of it, but it does have a good amount of protein and much needed, in our case, green vegetables like kale, which my son would never eat.
Here's some of the nutrition facts below:
30 calories
3 g Protein
0 g Sugar
10 mg Calcium
1.6 mg Iron
45 mg Sodium
85 mg Potassium
Organic Greens Superfood Blend: Cocoa, pea protein, grass blend (wheat grass, alfalfa, leaf, barley grass), blue green algae, chlorella, beet, apple, broccoli, kale, spinach, carrot, green cabbage, parsley, red raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, tomatoe, cranberry, pomegranate, acai berry, blackberry, cherry, black raspberry, acerola, apple pecin, banana, flaxseed, mango, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple watermelon and more.

You can try and get this on Amazon if your little one needs a little nutritional push and you don’t want to only rely on vitamins.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tips for Hosting your 1st Thanksgiving

1.     Accept food from family and friends! Don’t try to prepare everything yourself. If you have a signature dish, prepare it, but don’t be afraid to let someone else bring a big item like the Mac and Cheese or their good stuffing. This year, I forgot to prepare an appetizer for early guests, so I was very happy when a family member came early with a cheese and cracker platter.
2.     Don’t forget the wine. I always think of Thanksgiving dinner as the alcohol-free zone, at least while dinner is being eaten and enjoyed, but honestly, I was reminded this year, how a glass a wine never hurt any meal.
3.     Don’t be too formal. Having a great table setting is always a must if your hosting Thanksgiving, but don’t let it stiffen the occasion. This year, I had a cooler and filled it with ice, for those water bottles and sodas the are usually wanted later in the day when people are catching up, but really there’s no space in the refrigerator for another week or so. The cooler chills those drinks just fine and adds an element of relaxation to the day that can sometimes end up being a little too formal.
4.     Skip the candles, I didn’t place any candles on the table or anywhere this year, because I had almost as many children attending Thanksgiving as adults and I just didn’t want any accidents or tip toeing around for anybody.
5.     Plan at least one fun activity. Luckily, for me the football game draws everyone’s attention enough that I didn’t have to do too much, but a nice prayer or talking about how grateful we are or a game of Monopoly will keep your guests returning next year for more fun.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wild One Birthday Party for my Baby Boy

So this year, it seems like the Wild One theme was a hit for 1 year old birthdays....and I can see why...this theme was so much fun for us to celebrate my baby's 1st 12 months. With the help of Fairy Godmother Events...we were able to make it a fun-filled and beautiful day for my son. My one year old loved the balloons and treats and greenery that comes with the theme. This was especially fun in November when many of the greenery is missing from the Northeast as trees have lost leaves and autumn oranges and browns are everywhere. We decided to focus on a dessert table and keep most of the floor free for dancing and having fun with balloons and letting my son go free in his walker. Here are a few pics from the day.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Baby's First Halloween - Group costume idea

This is year marks my baby’s first Halloween. I had dreamed up going as Jasmine and dressing my baby up as Raja (the tiger), any many other cutesy ideas…that is until my oldest son reminded me that he was also going to be in costume and wanted the three of us to match (Dad doesn’t celebrate Halloween). My son recently saw the Ghostbuster’s movie for the first time and loved it, so we are going as the Ghostbuster’s! I have worn many Halloween costumes, but this is my first time going as a Ghostbuster, so I am super excited too. Here are some pics of how our theme turned out…this costume is also warm and cozy so no need for a jacket :) We got the costumes at Halloween City, similiar to Spirit of Halloween, basically a Halloween pop-up store. The Stay-Puft Marshmellow costume came from Amazon.com.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Super Easy Golden State Warrior Themed 5th Birthday Party

For the past 8 months, my 5-year-old has been obsessed with NBA basketball, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, so I thought it only fitting that GSW were his theme for his birthday party at Dave and Buster’s. Dave and Buster’s was a fun place for the birthday because the kids were so entertained with the sights and games that the time flew by and I didn’t have to come up with any games for them. The game floor is noisy, but the hosts makes an announcement that brings guests back to the dining area for lunch in case kids get carried away and forget about lunch. The restaurant policy states that kids must be accompanied by an adult always which I happy about because parents were board standing around but entertained by the venue, too.  We got a nice package that allowed for a kid friendly lunch, with drinks and a game card for each kid that I loaded with $10 to get the young players started for the day. This theme was so much fun and I fell in love with the deep blue colors with the gold. All d├ęcor products were on Amazon and Party City, the Stephen Curry stand up came from Fatheads.com. I did run into some trouble with my helium tank and wasn’t about to get up as many balloons as I wanted to, but balloons were nowhere near the main attraction at this party!

Frost covered Oreos

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