Adapted from http://www.cleaneatingveggiegirl.com/2014/04/15/barbecue-lentil-sandwich/ YOU GUYS. I know this may sound weird, but OH.MY.WORD. This is our new go-to cheap meal. It’s sooooo delish! My kids gobble it up, when they have always refused both baked potatoes and lentils before. And lentils are so good for you! They’re high in protein, have a decent amount of iron, and are high in fiber (so they always help my
Archives for December 2015
Ah, comprehension- one of my favorites to teach in the reading process. This is where teachers lose SO MANY PARENTS. Parents, who have not been through rigorous education courses on how to teach reading, are under the impression that as soon as their little snowflake can read what’s written on the page, they can READ! While technically, yes, that’s true, it’s also only 50% true.
I don’t know about you, but those few weeks before Christmas we seem to really feel the budget crunch of the approaching holiday. We’re good budgeters here in Egypt, so we were prepared for the crunch, but still the addition of the purchase of overseas plane tickets, plus all the expenses that will come with a trip to the U.S., caused a slightly trimmed, and
In part 3 of our series on how to help your child with reading, we address a sight word vocabulary. Sight words should be aimed at kids that are starting to read already, so ages 4+. First and foremost: sight words are words your child recognizes in 3 seconds or less. There should be no sounding out, no thinking too hard about the word, just
Blueberry muffins are an American classic, but strawberry muffins are oh so good! Strawberry Muffins Print Recipe No refined sugar, whole wheat strawberry muffins, comin’ atcha! 🙂 Modifed from http://www.onceuponachef.com/2015/05/strawberry-muffins.html Servings Prep Time 15 muffins 20 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Servings Prep Time 15 muffins 20 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Strawberry Muffins Print Recipe No refined sugar, whole wheat strawberry muffins, comin’ atcha!
So now we’re onto stage 2 of helping your child in reading. This one will target ages 4-6. You’ve done all that great ear training with phonological awareness, so now we need to actually read the words on the page. Reading the words on the page is referred to as decoding. Decoding has lots of important pieces, and we’re going to talk about each one
In order to celebrate our ONE YEAR baby led weaning anniversary (December 12th), I’m doing a giveaway. Win one item of my 12 days of baby led weaning favorites! Favorites are listed below, and the Rafflecopter giveaway is at the very bottom. Best of luck! (Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the entry) On the first day of baby led weaning, my true love (Amazon/my true
After yesterday’s post, I’ve received some comments of “What will you do when your kids are the only ones without?” and also others about their solutions/alternatives to that elf, so I thought I’d do a follow up post, gathering them in one place for you. Most of these alternatives are for people of Christian faith, but a kindness elf is for anyone. 🙂 Also, linked
Photo Credit: Jeff Djevdet Hold onto your hats, the hippy, counter-cultural Jen is about to rear her head. I won’t say ugly head, because I’m not sure it’s ugly. Thought provoking? Yes. Uncomfortable? Perhaps. Against the grain? Absolutely. But not ugly. I’ve come to appreciate the beauty found in the DIFFERENT. That swimming hard against the stream takes my breath away in the best and worst of