thanksgiving pumpkin art

thanksgiving03

   It’s that time of the year again!! The weather is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors, and the smell of pumpkin surrounds us. So this year, I decided to trial and error some art projects with my kids and we decided the pumpkin art was the most fun and creative, my kids enjoyed making their cards and they are all ready to send them off to their relatives! [Read more...]

tuesday tip: 5 creative ways to use leftover halloween candy

leftover halloween candy: creative uses

So I love Halloween and all the fun costumes, decorations and festive feel to the day.

What I don’t love as a health conscious momma and dentist?

Yup…the bags full of candy. 

And I will admit, I am that house that offers healthy candy options and toys and games! Growing up, my dentist parents and I would hand out candy alternatives like baggies full of coloring books, crayons, healthy items that surprisingly, kids loved. But I get it, and enjoyed saying trick or treat fully as a kid. I know that part of the real treat in trick or treating is the obvious: candy.  So here are 5 awesome ways you can reduce your kids’ sugar intake next week and take away those treats without tears, check it out:
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Magicflix App: Must-have for families

Being a mom of a 1 and 4 year old, it is always challenging to keep them entertained ALL the time. One of the biggest challenges I do have with my 4 year old is if I do allow him to watch something on the iPAD or a smartphone, I always have a worry in the back of my mind that he may click on something that is totally inappropriate, even if it’s an advertisement. He may not do it on purpose but things are always popping up with our video streaming apps that make me nervous.  I was so excited when I came across this amazing concept created from 3 moms who really strive to make the mobile world a safer place. It’s called Magicflix.

Magicflix

What’s so cool about it?
They are creating an app called Magicflix which is a worry-free video service for kid ages 12 and younger. Featuring a variety of fun educational and entertaining videos. They not only have a vigorous curation process to ensure the videos are promoting positive learning and age appropriate but the videos are global. They break apart their videos in very educational categories that really appeal to parents and the children. Some of my favorite categories include Zoo, Math, Music, Spanish and Science.  And this takes care of my biggest worry…advertisements! This app has no advertisements so the risk of your children clicking on inappropriate links is gone!

How does it work?
They are releasing the beta version soon so make sure you sign up for it. The best part is if you sign up you are entered to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet!

 

Go to the Magicflix website now and sign up for the beta version if you want to check it out.