Category: Kid Hacks

Ways to keep kids busy, engaged and happy while retaining sanity

The Ugly Truth About Healthy Eating

Okay, so I don’t always have Sunday afternoons to meal prep for the week ahead and it kinda throws my health game a curveball.  This weekend we took the kiddos to Atlanta for a Mets game (that got rained out, btw) and didn’t get back until Sunday night.  This is it, the situation I dread……

Black Bean Brownie Cupcakes

So this is a recipe from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and we make it a LOT!!  Those ladies are a huge resource for me recipe wise, visit Trim Healthy Mama to check out more recipes.   I have a love for black beans that runs deep… it’s actually a standing joke in our house that mom…

Peanut Butter and Jelly ala Logan

Our littles are much more capable than we make think… it was a revelation when I realized this!!  My 4 year old LOVES to make his own lunch, it makes him feel like such a big kid and BONUS: I get help making lunches!   It doesn’t have to be PB and J; you can put…

Volcano Painting

It’s not nearly as messy as the name suggests… and I did it outside, so cleanup was even easier!  I found this in one of my kiddos Highlights magazines and had all the ingredients, so we went for it!  And I was able to throw some dinner on the grill while they worked, bonus!!  …