If your busy family is like mine, you are always looking for nutritious foods to eat on the go. Sometimes you find a winner, but then your kids decide abruptly that they don’t like that old standby any more, and then what?! And then your spouse changes their work and workout routine and all of a sudden is eating a ridiculous amount of protein. The co-workers don’t enjoy the sensory experience that comes with a person eating a large quantity of hard boiled eggs every day.
Behold…egg cups. I was hunting around for something that would do triple duty for the kids’ lunches, my spouse’s need for a second breakfast on-the-go after a workout, and a quick protein snack for me. I couldn’t find quite what I was after, so I invented it. The tricky part for me is making one thing that everyone likes. Even if I find that, it has to be simple, because I don’t do fussy cooking. But egg cups? Nailed it.
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Teaching kids to take time to express gratitude allows them to be mindful of what they have in their life. This is an important life skill because when they’re going through a tough time, they can focus on the things that are going well for them.
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Have you ever thought about how good of a friend you are? Friendship skills are critical to maintain and grow your relationships in your life. Below is a free printable worksheet to help you reflect on your skills and to set goals to improve your abilities. Read through the following ideas to further understand each skill.
While you’re brushing up on your friend skills, take a look at 5 Steps to Making New Friends.
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Anyone with a kid who is into the Harry Potter books (and movies too I suppose, but less so) will know how important the 11th birthday is. To the uninformed, it’s the age at which you receive your letter to Hogwarts. It’s a VERY important time in the life of a young witch or wizard, and the perfect time to throw a Harry Potter party for a birthday kid.
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Like most parents, I want my kids to have friends. Friendships help us to become better people and they make our experiences, both good and bad, memorable and worth having. Having friends also helps us develop empathy and other vital social skills.
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