These days you can find my 4-year-old Monkey running through the house fighting “bad guys.” Poor Angus, the Potcake Dog, is often the obligatory bad guy, and the little Peanut is roped into being Robin (regardless of whatever superhero the Monkey decides to be.) I know my little boys aren’t alone in their love of being a superhero. What kiddos don’t want to be superheroes? Catching the bad guy, scaling buildings, rescuing the damsel in distress…come on these are the things dreams are made of for kids. With Halloween being less than a month away, I’ve found that Amazon is wonderful source for amazing superhero inspiration. So many costumes that are perfect for trick-or-treating and better yet, perfect for dress up for months later! So without further ado, here are the best kids’ superhero costumes that I’ve discovered for my little boys, as well as your little girls!
I’m a sucker for handprint gifts. I love receiving them, and I really love giving them. To be honest, I have always loved the way little baby and toddler hands look with their sweet little dimples on their knuckles. Let me not forget those chubby little toes, and darling footprints. For my first Mother’s Day, 14 years ago, the Big One’s teachers had all of the children make handprints that were laminated. His handprint was so tiny, and I still remember so distinctly how those little fingers felt when I was holding his hand. Now his hand is ginormous, and much larger than mine. Time flies, and grasping on to those sweet moments is so precious to us mamas. A while ago, I started a Pinterest board called Sweet Hands and Feet that included all of the great handprint craft ideas I’ve discovered on various blogs, and I wanted to highlight just a few of the wonderful Handprint Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day that any mother would love. (I’ve thrown in a few footprint ideas too!)
I got a memo once from school about the need to make sure that my children had a healthy and complete breakfast every morning before the start of school. I believe in the value of breakfast, honestly, but I don’t know if my idea of a “healthy and complete” breakfast was the same as the school’s idea. In fact, I was told that my children needed to have more than “just a bowl of cereal.” Honestly, I was a little surprised– breakfast cereals can be a wonderful source of protein, fiber and energy to ensure that you have energy and nutrition to carry a person until lunch. Add your favorite type of milk, and you’ve got more protein and calcium. Of course, you have to pick the right cereal, and read the label. (Sometimes I’m loathe to do this, but I’m trying to make healthy choices this year.) I think that the right cereal choices are a great way for an overall breakfast success.