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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Motherhood and parenting ebook bundle

Have you taken a peek at the new Bundle of the Week site?  It is a great place to pick up ebooks for a low price.  Every week features a new bundle of five ebooks with a common theme.  You can pick up all of them, in a bundle, for $7.40.  A good deal, right?

This week”s bundle is devoted to motherhood and parenting.  Included are some of my very favorites, including two books by Simple Homeschool editor Jamie Martin and one by Simple Kids contributor Amanda Morgan of the popular preschool parenting blog Not Just Cute.

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Outdoor play idea: using summer toys for winter fun

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

Today I’ve got a super simple outdoor play idea for those of you who, like us in Indiana, are enjoying some January snow:  use your Summer sandbox toys in the Winter snow.

As we made our way through the garage on our way to play in the yard after our first really big snowfall of the season, I noticed the kids grabbing the sandbox shovels and pails along with the snow shovels.   It seemed to be instinct for them and it ended up being a lovely way to play.

The scoops, shovels, buckets, and castle molds were great fun in the snow!

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