Weekend links and The Wild Kratts "Lost at Sea"

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Keep calm, craft on

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

The January days have suddenly turned quite cold, proving that Winter means business.  The temperatures have been too frigid for playing outdoors for about a week, and I have a winter cold that just won’t let me go, so we’ve been keeping ourselves occupied indoors with some crafty fun.

There’s a warm-up on the way, and I imagine the kids and I will be venturing outdoors again soon.  In the meantime, here are a few of the things we have been doing during these frozen January days.

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5 Healthier breakfast options

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

So last week I declared the end of our family’s frozen waffles for breakfast rut.  Among other things, in 2013 I gave myself a goal of making a healthier breakfast every day, leaving the boxed frozen waffles in the freezer and the cold cereal on the shelf.

Last weekend I asked for the help of Simple Kids readers, taking the conversation over to facebook where, every morning, I checked in with what we had for breakfast. No fancy challenge or anything like that, just simply checking in each morning and reporting on what our kids had for breakfast on the facebook page. It was great!  You guys really encouraged me.  Thank you!

This morning I’m back with a wrap-up of our week and five healthier breakfast ideas for kids.

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