My Sweet Luke – from my Instagram account; I’m Amys_SSGF
I decided to change my “Weekend Cooking & Pinterest Finds” post to “Weekend Links” because it gives me the opportunity to share what’s been going on in my life even if it’s not about food. And, let’s face it, there’s more to life than food! I hope you enjoy hearing about what I’ve been reading, researching, and thinking about.
I’ve been enjoying the feedback and connection with all of you lately! In last week’s weekend post, I talked about how much I’ve learned about daily routines and housekeeping from FlyLady. I hope no one thinks my house is perfect! It’s far from it. I’ve got dust bunnies, the laundry gets backed up, and hot spots that need to be put out. But, with two little kids I’ve found that having routines keeps me on this side of crazy. The big bonus that I didn’t expect is that Joe has picked up on them and helps out. Score!
Cooking for Nate
In my never ending quest for cooking food that Nate will love and eat, I’ve been looking for new recipes. Here’s what I’ve been doing:
- Super Healthy Cookies – This cookbook uses nutrient dense ingredients to make healthy desserts. Think almond and coconut flour, butters, and just enough sweetness to satisfy. Tonight I made Cookie Dough Squares. They are delicious.
- 25 Kid Friendly Recipes – found this on Pinterest.
- I want to make this gluten-free playdough this week. I pinned it to my Kid-Friendly Recipes board.
Homeschooling for Preschool
I also recently mentioned that I’ve been looking into preschool-type homeschooling ideas for Nate. Here’s what I found:
- 1+1+1=1 – This website is jam-packed with strategies for early childhood education. I have a Master of Education, certified in grades 1 – 8. So, I know good teaching and learning when I see it. This lady has it in the bag.
- Before Five in a Row – I purchased this because it uses literature as a springboard for teaching and learning. Good literature is one of the most effective ways to engage children in learning, and it can be used to teach any subject.
It’ll be here before I know it! And this year I have two little guys to dress up. I’ve been adding pins to my Halloween Fun board.
- Nate is going to be the world’s cutest fireman this year. I’m still thinking through his costume but I found a DIY tutorial here.
- I bought this pattern to make Luke a dalmatian costume. I’ve only sewn dog beds and those fall apart in the washing machine. Still, I’m going to give it a go. Since Nate is going to be a fireman, Luke will be the fire dog. And an adorable one at that.
And, if you want some help getting organized for Christmas, check out this post.
What have you been doing this week?