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#Thanksgivingcraft to treasure and keep - fun easy and inexpensive #grateful craft for #Thanksgiving
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What are you #thankful for......#thankfulthursday
Since it's #ThankfulThursday I thought I would continue my daily thanksgivings and #thank all of you who read my #momsblog and who follow me on twitter. I am #grateful for each and everyone of you!!! I am #inspired daily by my daughter, friends and strangers I meet everyday and that is why I feel compelled to write this blog and share it with you. I hope you are too!
I hope your November is filled with many things to be #thankful for...here's to a #thankfulThursday!! We have 1 more this month, make it count! Stop and give #thanks for all your blessings each day. Stop and smell the roses, #inspire someone or be #inspired by someone, take the time and make the time for yourself, kids, friends and families, take a moment to notice the little or big things, share your time with those in need of it, give #thanks, #begrateful and share joy.
If you haven't made your #grateful pumpkin yet, please do. It is bringing so much joy and excitement from my daughter and into our family. Have a wonderful day and may blessings come your way. All of my best, Dyan
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#November – a time to #bethankful. As Halloween and October have come to a close, I look forward to the month of #November. For me, it is a time to #bethankful! Don’t get me wrong, I am #thankful for each and every day, this time of year though, I think, I am more aware or at least I try to be. I have asked my daughter each day this month what she is #thankful for today. So far, she has told me - family, her dogs (all 4 of them) and life! I loved her third one – life!
I am #thankful for my health, so I can live each day to its fullest, for my family…my daughter whom I love dearly and who inspires me every day, for my husband, whom I love, cherish and am #grateful for his flexibility with me and the perfect fall day yesterday! My daughter and I spent the afternoon at the park. It was cool with a gentle wind, but sunny to keep us warm. We played kickball, basketball (she made her first 3 basketball free throws ever...granny shots on a regulation net-pretty exciting for her) rode bikes and scooters, rolled down hills, did life size shadow puppets and blew bubbles and chased after them. What an awesome day we had, we had not spent a day like that in a long time and it was wonderful just to relax, hang out and play. Not to mention playing is great for you whether you’re 6 or any age!
As we proceed into the month of #November, I will relish each moment of time. Whether it is interacting with my daughter, husband, family, friends or following my dreams. Take some time today to reflect on your life and everything you are #thankful for in your life. #bethankful
Talk with your kids to see what they are #thankful for, teach them the importance of #gratitude. Remember to make the time and take the time to spend with your kids, loved ones or yourself this #November. Create new memories, new traditions, follow old traditions and savor each and every one. I have some wonderful ideas for crafts, recipes and to #bethankful, starting with what to do with those pumpkins that didn't get decorated or carved this year...so check back often.
All of my best Dyan
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Halloween Trick-or-Treating doesn’t have to be all about consuming too much sugar and all the unnatural additives in today’s candy; it actually can be morphed into a learning experience for the whole family! NaturalPath has come up with a few suggestions. By Razi Ann Berry
Eat before you Treat: Want to stop the instant reach for that first candy bar? Try feeding your child a full meal with balanced protein and carbohydrates before you set out the door. Bring along snacks such as pumpkin seeds and nuts, or fall fruits such as apple slices to prevent kids from dipping into the candy bag. By balancing protein and carbs, you provide their bodies with energy and muscle-building material that will counter-balance each other to keep blood sugars stable and cravings in the background.
Make a Naughty List: Don’t allow your child to immediately dig into the bag of treats. Make sure your kids wait until they get home and you can inspect the candy that has been collected before you allow them to eat it. Before that first wrapper is removed, inspect the candy for expiration dates, punctures to the wrapping and types of candy on your "no" list. Write down prime ingredients to read to your child that you know are unhealthy – such as high fructose corn syrup. Count how many “bad” ingredients you find on the list.
Explore and Observe: Science experiments with candy can be shockingly fun. Ideas such as leaving a Skittle in water and seeing the “S” float to the surface or putting a Mentos in a bottle of coke and watching it spin can be found at http://www.candyexperiments.com.
Inspect: Another way to turn Trick or Treating into an educational experience is to look up ingredients on the candy label together with your child. Together you can learn what compounds such as "dimethicone cross polymer", "soy lethicin", "red number 6" or "invert sugar" really are, and what they do in your body.
Quid Pro Quo: Set up a trade agreement for the candy, either monetary or prize-oriented such as a book. This will teach them bartering. Perhaps match the reward with the calorie content of the candy – again, this will take label reading or Internet searching, both good skills to develop.
Halloween is only a day away! I was very excited about this post from a dear friend and editor of Natural Path and wanted to share with all of you. She is also my first guest blogger and I am thrilled! She has taught my family so much about good nutrition! Here is a link to her sight which I am sure you will love! http://thenatpath.com/
My daughter being a natural scientist will love trying these! Can't wait to explore, observe and inspect! Make it a safe, fun and educational Halloween!! You'll be glad you did. All of my best, Dyan
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Happy October!!! Another fun and easy Halloween craft. Start making yours now and add to your Halloween collection, by the time Halloween comes around you'll have a bunch of fun, cute and inexpensive Halloween decorations around your house. I love all of these as they add so much to your home and the best part of all is that you make them with your kid spending the quality time together that every child deserves. Enjoy! All of my best, Dyan
Halloween Fun! That has been our motto for the past week. Making, creating and spending time together. We were inspired to make our Silly Pine Cone Ghost Family after making our Happy Pumpkin Family. Bianca collects pine cones everywhere she goes, the park, school just about anywhere she can find one on the ground. We store them in our craft drawer and we always have them on hand when we get inspired. This is another fun, easy and inexpensive craft to do at home with your child with minimal items. Join me again soon for another Halloween craft as we add to our Halloween families.
What I loved about this craft is that your child will learn patience and learn detail when painting in between all the pine cone leaves. The use of scissors, again strengthens their hands to help make other tasks easier for them. Being creative in making the shapes of the eyes and mouth, making their ghost family come to life. Remember to always use supervision with scissors and adults should always use the hot glue gun as the tip becomes very hot!
Items needed: Pine cones (a variety of sizes), white paint, paint brushes, googley eyes, black foam paper, scissors and hot glue gun.
Paint your pine cones with white paint, let dry.
Cut circles or other shapes from your black foam paper large enough for the back drop of the googley eyes. Using your hot glue gun, glue the eyes onto the black foam shapes. When dry, glue onto the pine cones.
Cut different shapes for the mouths and glue onto the pine cones.