Archives for July 2012

Weekend Links

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Tips for kid-friendy green smoothies

My friends, we’re enjoying a few days of rest and relaxation and getting a jump on our weekend.  So, today I’d love it if you joined me over at Rockin’ Granola where earlier this week I shared some tips for kid-friendly green smoothies.

Green smoothies (or orange, pink, purple, or red) are one of this Granola Mama’s secrets to getting healthy things into her kiddos.  All manner of good things my children might not otherwise eat they will happily consume in the form of a smoothie and green smoothies are one of my favorite treats, as well.

From kale to spinach to carrots and even pureed sweet potato or pumpkin, adding a little extra veggie dose in our fruit smoothies has become a regular part of the rhythm of our days.  In fact, we usually have a smoothie in the color of the day as part of our afternoon snack, though sometimes we have them for breakfast or with lunch, too.  I’ve even made popsicles out of them.

You can, too!

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Holiday Gift Craft-along (the early bird gets to put her feet up in December?)

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

I interrupt your Summer fun to announce that December is coming. I know, I know.  It is the middle of July, temperatures are in the triple digits, and the farthest thing from your mind right now is preparing for the December holidays, let alone holiday gifts or crafting.

It was the farthest thing from my mind, too.  That is, until I glanced at the calendar and saw that next Wednesday is July 25, which means I have exactly five months until we celebrate Christmas.

Since I like to give each of my children at least one handmade thing every year and I also like to have all of my holiday crafting finished up before December 1st, that means I have approximately four months to select, create, and finish up a minimum of four handmade items.

Hmmmmm, a little daunting to look at it that way, eh?

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