Our first Christmas as a family of four is officially in the books! And wow, this holiday season was a complete whirlwind. For starters, various combinations of the kids and I were sick for about the first 2 weeks of December. Between recovering from illness and having a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night, I felt like I was on auto-pilot for most of the season.
Of course, I still wanted to do all of our favorite holiday traditions with the little ones. We just had to cram everything in super fast once we were all feeling better! I knew this would be a really fun year, since Colton is at an age where he thinks Christmas is really magical. Plus, it was Blair’s very first Christmas! And there’s nothing better than a baby’s first holiday season.
One of my favorite holiday traditions is spending time in the kitchen with my little ones. Earlier today, we used this Reindeer Treats recipe to whip up a big batch to take to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve. I’ve heard this stuff called Reindeer Treats, Reindeer Chow, Christmas Muddy Buddies, and even Puppy Chow… but in the end, it doesn’t really matter what you call it. All that matters is that you make it.
Long time no talk, friends! I’ve missed blogging a lot these past couple of weeks. The flu hit our house with a vengeance, and we’re just now coming up for air. No better way to get back into my readers’ good graces than with a yummy recipe, though… right? This KitKat cookie recipe is amazing. The cookies are soooo soft, and the KitKat adds a little something different from my usual chocolate chip cookies. Trust me, this is the perfect unique holiday party dessert.
I love to sleep. There’s nothing better than a peaceful, uninterrupted nap. Or so I’ve heard, anyway. It’s been so long since I’ve had one that I’ve pretty much forgotten what they’re like. And if you’re a mom, I’m sure you can relate! Since I’ve had to give up my napping habits since becoming a mom, I’ve found a few other ways to make it through the day. So, today I’m sharing some of my best energy tips for busy moms.
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My son is now the ripe old age of 2, which means it’s time for my initiation into the world of Being a Soccer Mom. I want to do something special with Colton during the last few months before Baby arrives, so we signed him up for a parent/child soccer “clinic.” It’s basically a group of preschoolers getting together every weekend to kick a ball back and forth to their parents between tantrums. And continuously asking if it’s snack time yet.
Of course, a huge part of Soccer Mom duties is bringing snacks! But, finding cute and creative soccer snack ideas can be challenging. Read on for the tutorial on the soccer snacks Colton helped me assemble when it was his turn to bring soccer team treats…