31 Days of #Halloween with Kids–Day Five: Hard Boiled Egg Ghosts

On Day 5 of our 31 Days of Halloween we awoke to find:  Hard Boiled Egg Ghosts.  The kids loved these & they rarely eat hard boiled eggs but as soon as they saw them they wanted them! Another win for mom. Boil non-fresh eggs your favorite way, peel, then cut off a very small portion of the bottom of the egg so they sit flat on the plate. Take a heavier duty straw (I…

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31 Days of #Halloween with Kids–Day Four: Hummus with Ghostly Naan Dippers

For Day 4 of our 31 Days of Halloween series we have: Hummus with Ghostly Naan Dippers, or as I like to say, hummus surrounded by mini naan ghosts, attending a red pepper bon fire. The kids thought this was hilarious and one of them that never eats hummus actually ate it! That’s a win for me. Obviously you don’t need real directions for this.  I bought Stonefire Naan Dippers that I noticed just so…

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31 Days of #Halloween with Kids – Day Three: Frightful Fruit

For Day 3 of our 31 Days of Halloween series we have, frightful fruit, which consists of pumpkin clementines, banana ghosts, and apple mouths. This was the after school snack today but it’d make a great breakfast as well. Silje (7) helped me put this together in a matter of minutes.  These were all things we had in our house already. Chances are you might too! Warning: Please leave the marshmallows & seeds for the…

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31 Days of #Halloween with Kids – Day Two: Monstrously Monsterific Jell-O Cups

For Day 2 of our 31 Days of Halloween series I created these monstrously monsterific Jell-O cups while the kids were at school. If you have younger kids you can easily do them at nap time or after they go to bed.  It took roughly 1/2 hour to get these done. If you’re short on time you can buy pre-made Jell-O or gelatin cups from the grocery store if available OR you can use regular…

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31 Days of #Halloween with Kids–Day One: Jack O’ Lantern Clementines

We’re attempting to do 31 days of Halloween here at First-Time-Mommy “headquarters” (which actually just means my tiny house in Michigan lol). I have three kids, and one is teetering on the teen years, so I’m trying to go all out and make the most of our time before my child evolves into a teenager & might not be as interested in doing crafts with mom. That got me to thinking; maybe I should share…

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SuperNanny is Back–Will Debut on Lifetime in 2020–Now Casting!

Great news! Supernanny is back with the original supernanny herself, Jo Frost.  Lifetime is bringing back the series for a 20 part order. They’re casting right now for shows that will air in the U.S. in 2020.   This is your chance to apply, or to let that family you think would be a perfect fit, know. “Parenting in today’s world isn’t what it used to be. With the advent of video games, computers, and social…

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10 Young Children’s Easter Books Under $5

10 Children's Easter Books Under Five Dollars

Nothing get’s children more excited about an upcoming holiday than introducing a new book! My kids and I love to sit down each night and read together. As a holiday approaches we’ll gather books that feature the holiday at hand and have a fun time counting down until the day arrives. I’ve searched all of Amazon.com to bring you 10 Easter Books for ages: Baby through young reader.  Some of these books are board books,…

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Slammers SuperFood Snacks: Organic on-the-go Pouches Kids Love

Slammers SuperFood Snack

In case it’s not entirely clear, we love moms.. and we especially love supporting mom-made products that have been made with children in mind.  Recently we had the chance to check out Slammers Super Food Snacks which are an organic superfood mixture of fruits, veggies, and vitamins, packed in a squeeze pouch for on-the-go nutrition. You know the kind! Except these aren’t just your boring old applesauce, these are yummy squeezy goodness with fun names…

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March of Dimes Urges National Tracking System for Babies Born Addicted

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2019 — The United States has no national tracking system for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), just a patchwork quilt of state systems that are not always accurately counting the number of babies born affected by opioids, March of Dimes says. In 2017, March of Dimes and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded grants to three states — Illinois, New Mexico, and Vermont — to…

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Michigan Booster Seat Safety Guidelines–Keeping Your Children Safe #MIcarseats #IC

This post was sponsored by The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Keeping kids safe has been one of my passions for a very long time. Over 10 years now I have been sharing info with fellow moms on the rules, regulations, and guidelines in relation to car & booster seat safety. As the years have…

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