I was sorting some old baby clothes and toys, getting ready for the annual neighborhood garage sale and I came across my old copy of On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam. It got me thinking about all of the different parenting methods and strategies available to parents today. There are as many tried and true methods as there are kids out there. That being said, I wanted to share our experience with Babywise. I’m not a Babywise affiliate, have no relationship with the authors or publisher. This is just our personal experience and I am by no means saying that this is the best or only way to parent. I am fully aware that it’s a controversial approach, but I’ll share my thoughts on Babywise.
Welcome back to The Momma Told Me Link party and happy Friday-Eve! We hope it’s been a great week! If you’ve been online at all this week, it t seems that the blogosphere has definitely turned the corner into fall. We’re seeing it everywhere! It’s a cool, rainy day here and it feels awesome! We love it!
We have some awesome links shared on our Momma Told Me Link Party this week so let’s jump right into the features! Enjoy!
Cashew Mocha Bars | That Recipe
10 Frugal Things About Autumn | Momless Mom
I spent the day canning. I wasn’t planning to, but it seems like every year, everything in the garden hits and boom…time to preserve it, quickly. I look forward to it every year and it’s definitely not a one day thing. I’ll be doing it through August and September.
As I gathered my ingredients to can peppers, my husband opened my canning recipe book and said, “That’s the recipe, the one with the brine spots on it.” He was right and I instantly remembered the first time we had canned peppers.
While I was standing outside, waiting for the jars in the hot water bath, I thought about old recipes and memories. What’s the right way to preserve recipes? I told you in a recent post that my daughter loves to cook and that kids should be in the kitchen helping. But what happens then? What happens after she is grown and has a family of her own? Will she want those recipes? Will she call me and ask me how to make something? I sure hope so because I ask my mom for recipes. In fact, when I was in Kindergarten, we had an assignment to write down a recipe that we make with our mom. Mine was for apple bars. I still have the recipe in my recipe box.
Hey there! Welcome back to The Momma Told Me Link party and happy Friday-Eve! We’re cruising on into the weekend. Yay! We hope you’ve had a great week! We’ve been busy here at The Evolution of Mom, planning for the upcoming season. Can you believe it’s less than 100 days until Black Friday? How is that even possible?!
This week we’ve got a mixed bag of great features. Let’s jump in!
Coconut Flour Mud Cake | Simply Wright
I woke up last week to, “Mom, I’m going to make pancakes.”
Wait, what? When did this happen? When did my tiny girl become big enough and old enough to make pancakes by herself?
It was when we spent all of that time cooking together; the tortillas, the pizza rollups, the cakes and cookies.
Welcome back to The Momma Told Me Link Party and happy Friday-Eve! We’re getting back into the swing of school things here at The Evolution of Mom. Summer snuck by and the kids are either back at school or getting ready to get back to school. With that in mind, we’ve got some kid-focused features this week. Let’s dive on in!!
The Sleep Smoothie | Steam Powered Family
Please Tell My Daughter She’s Beautiful, Just Don’t Stop There | The Foster Parenthood
ABC Chalk Activity for Preschoolers | Practical Mommy
If you remember my Colorado Peach Cobbler post last year, you’ll recall how amazing Colorado peaches are! Thanks to my wonderful husband, I was able to get my hands on about two bushels of fresh peaches this year. I contemplated canning some peach pie filling, but it’s just too darn hot and let’s face it…it’s a lot of work. I did can some peach preserves and that was enough hot canning for a 95 degree day. What I did do with some of the peaches is sure to make my family happy for months to come. I made frozen peach pie filling and it couldn’t have been easier! I’m thinking on a cool fall day, I’ll throw one of these babies in the oven and my family will swoon!
As we inch closer to (or past, as I know the case may be for some of us!) back to school, how about a little help reminding the kiddos to do and be their best? Today we’ve got just the thing to help– free printable lunch box notes for your child’s packed lunch or snack. We’re offering them in two styles– our Adorable Bugs notes are simpler, and are styled specifically for the younger crowd. Early readers should be able to read many of these without help, and we’ve left plenty of room in case you need to add your own notes– think appointment reminders, school pick up instructions, a little nudge so they remember to return that library book, or even just a classic ‘Love, Mom’ (or Dad!). For the full size download, click here.
Hey ya’ll (that’s an homage to Rachel 😉 and her southern travels as of late)! We hope you’ve had a fabulous week! We’re cruising on into the weekend and it’s finally, nearly, almost…Friday-Eve. We had fantastic linkups this week so let’s get to it with our weekly Momma Told Me Link Party Features! Enjoy!
My Birthday and Key Lime Cheesecake | Goodie Godmother
Wedding Dress Drama: Finding the Right Dress | Little Blog on the Homestead
It’s that time of year again! Summer flew by and we’ve got another free printable for you for those first day back at school photos. You know the ones…hair combed, smiles on, shoes all nice and shiny? Those days fade quickly! Simply download our free printable and let the school year memories begin!
If you’d like a free copy of our First Day of School 8×10 print, just click here.