Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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Mother 2 Mother has found 2 adorable breakfast ideas for your kids on Christmas morning.  Christmas morning is always exciting in my house, so I like to fix meals that are fun and festive. These pancakes look quick and easy, just the way I like it.  The required ingredients are:  a few bacon strips, a strawberry and chocolate chips. Not difficult right.

I will be serving these adorable critters Christmas eve and Christmas morning.  I’m really feeling the snowman below.  I love these little fellows.  It may have something to do with Frosty, which was one of my favorite Christmas movies growing up and now a favorite of my granddaughters.  I pull out the snowmen this time of year, and decorate my home and office with these little guys.  I admire them until they melt in the spring.

To end the evenings, a melting snowman.  Is this little guy adorable or what.  A scoop of ice cream, marshmallows, licorice stick, cherry and chocolate chips will do the job.  I will be using a food pen for the eyes, nose and mouth.  Be creative, and modify him to what you have in the house.  Vanilla ice cream happens to be the flavor of the month for my grandson.  We’ve moved from chocolate, to strawberry, to vanilla.  Hopefully, his taste buds will remain stuck on vanilla through the holiday season.

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*Pictures courtesy of Pinterest.

A Flower in the Snow Book Give Away

I love reading, and I’ve tried to instill reading into my daughter’s and grandchildren’s life.  Reading aloud to children helps with vocabulary, literacy and gets them to use their imagination as they’re listening to the story and looking at the pictures.  Thirty four years later, my daughter is still an avid reader and my 5 year old grandson still loves MaMa to read bedtime stories.  We love reading on cold and snowy days too. 

When asked to review the children’s book, A Flower in the Snow, by Sourcebooks, I was thrilled.  In essence, the book is about friendship. Luna and her polar bear friend, Bear, discover a beautiful gold flower growing in the snow.  But when the flower fades, Bear goes on a search around the world for another to bring to Luna.  It’s only when he returns home that the true strength of their friendship is revealed. 

The book is hardback and beautifully illustrated with vivid colors.  It is appropriate for ages 4 – 8 and has 32 pages.  The story teaches children that friendship is more important than things.  It also teaches children that it’s okay to miss someone and feel sad when they’re away.  To check out this book and others visit, A Flower in the Snow on the Sourcebooks site.  The book is available for $16.99. 

Mother 2 Mother is giving away a copy of A Flower in the Snow.  Here’s how you can win.  Leave us a comment on this post telling us who you will giving this adorable book to.

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Give away is open to both US and Canada residents 18 or older.  Give away will end December 21, 2012 at mid-night.  A copy of the book will be sent directly by the sponsor.  Participants with invalid email addresses will be disqualified.  Winner will be announced on Mother 2 Mother and contacted for a mailing address.

*Give away is sponsored by Sourcebooks, but the review of A Flower in the Snow is my own. 

Jessica Alba Baby Line

Are these disposable diapers adorable or what?  Mother 2 Mother is constantly searching for unique items to bring to our readers.  We discovered the Jesscia Alba baby line.  These adorable diapers are available for purchase from her company Honest.  They are printed with lead-free inks, and made mostly from plant-based and sustainable materials.   The price point isn’t bad, cost is based on size as in all disposal diapers.  For example, you get 40 Newborn for $13.95 plus $5.95 shipping cost.  I love the different designs that you can choose from.  Look at the sweets diaper, it has ice cream cones, lolipops, and candy.  Imagine a baby with that little sweet booty.  


Jessica offers a full line of organic, eco-friendly baby products.  She has 70 wipes for $4.95 a pack, which I thought was a good deal if your ordering other products.  Training pants, swimmies and she offers bath and body products as well as household products.

Jessica started her line when she was unable to find eco-friendly products for her own children, Honor and Haven.  The only draw back that I see is, customers must sign up on Honest.com and choose a subscription package.  Your products are delivered monthly.  I’ve never been big on this type of service.  I may decide that I want to purchase something different during a particular month; however, I would not be able to do that if I’m commited to Honest. 

If this type of service and product appeals to you, check out Honest.com 

Thunderstruck DVD and Bluray Give Away



 

Mother 2 Mother is pleased to announce the give away of a Thunderstruck DVD, Bluray and Digital download package sponsored by Warner Brothers.  If you have a little or not so little sports fan in your house, they’re sure to love it.  The DVD will be released 12/4/2012.
 
Oklahoma Thunder NBA
superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film
about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When
Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero,
Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team… while Kevin Durant
suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching,
Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and
he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his
hero’s season. 
The movies also stars Taylor Gray and comedians Jim Belushi and Brandon T Jackson.  


 Here’s how you can be a winner of this give away, access the blog app:

*Check out the Free Throw challenger on the blog app.  Grandma got skills, BOOYAH!  Nothing But Net, I made 15 shots and this was my feedback: Thunderstruck-tacular!You have some serious skills! Straight up KD status and ready for the pros! Never stop working hard and GO GET EMM CHAMP!  Test yours or a family member’s skills, and post the results in the comments area.    (10 entries)


 *THUNDER-IFICTIPS FOR KIDS.  Let us know your favorite tip.  (2 entries) 
*Tweet this give away with the #ThunderstruckBluRay hashtag (5 entries)
 
*Follow Mother 2 Mother (on left  5 entries)

Contest is open to US Residents only 18 or older.  Entries with invalid e-mail addresses will be disqualified.  Contest ends 12/16/12. DVD will be shipped 2-4 weeks after contest ends via FEDEx by our sponsor.  Winner will be contacted for shipping address.

 

Adorable Rain Gear For Toddlers


I purchased this adorable frog rain set for my grandson several months ago.  We had taken him and my granddaughter to The Picture People for photos, and they had this adorable Kidorable set as a prop.  I couldn’t get my grandson out of it.  Each time we walked toward him, he would take off running.  Finally I bargained,  I told him that I would purchase a set for him if he would take it off so we could leave.  Now, I normally don’t bargain with my grandchildren, but since I had fallen in love with it too it was a win-win situation.  I found the set at Amazon.  Depending on size, the rain boots are up to $32.00, the umbrella $13.00, and the jacket up to $30.00.  



Kidorable also has the set in ladybug, fireman, dinosaur, and a pirate to name a few.  This set would make a great birthday or Christmas gift.  The boots are perfect for those rainy days ahead and the umbrella is just as adorable.  This will surely generate a few giggles too.

We know your time is precious, so we surfed the net for the best price.  You can purchase these great gift ideas at Macy’s.  They have 20% off the set. 

Isn’t my grandson adorable in his froggy gear? 

Wordless Wednesday: Virginia Beach Hunt Club

                                       
                                       My Big Boy On Willow

Each year I take my grandson pony riding.  This is our 5th year.  The ponies have gotten bigger through out the years.  The first year he was on a minature pony.  Amazing how fast they grow up. 

Sylvan 4th Grade Books Give Away


Does your child need additional help with spelling and vocabulary?  Want a head start in helping them get ready for the next grade level.  Mother 2 Mother is giving away (1) 4th Grade Spelling Success and (1) 4th Grade Vocabulary Success books, courtesy of Random House, to help your child become a better reader. 

Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. The NAPPA is the nation’s most comprehensive awards program for children’ s products and parenting resources, and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents.

Parents have trusted Sylvan Learning for thirty years.  Sylvan has been proven to inspire children to learn, catch up on subjects they are struggling with and get them ahead in school.  They have an extensive line of workbooks and kits available on-line.  A bonus, they offer free shipping.  

Want to win?  Here how:  Visit Sylvan Learning and browse their site.  Leave us a comment and tell what other books would be helpful to your child’s educational success.  Give Away ends December 15, 2012 at midnight and open to US Residents 18+ only.

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Ladybug Tutu Giveaway

Just in time for a beautiful Christmas photo.  We’re giving away this adorable ladybug tutu.  Your daughter, niece or God daughter will look so cute in this tutu.  Don’t have a daughter or niece?  It would make a great Christmas gift. 
The give away will include tutu dress, headband with flower, and diaper cover. Tutu Cute! Fits babies 6-9 Months.  Leave us a comment on who will receive this adorable tutu if you win.
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This give away will end December 15, 2012 at mid-night. Give away is open to US Residents 18+ only.  Winner will be posted on Mother 2 Mother December 16, 2012. 

Celebrity Thanksgiving

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Check out these celebrity Thanksgiving tables and turkey.  There’s lots of cooking and baking to be done during the holiday season.  We love sharing ideas for decorating and recipes.  Additionally, Mother 2 Mother also enjoyed viewing the tables of several celebrities.  I thought I would share a few of the pictures tweeted by P Diddy, Conner Cruise, Mariah Carey, Julianne Hough, and Jessica Alba.

Most importantly, I love seeing celebrities decorating and cooking their own holiday meals instead of a chef.  It makes them a little more human to me.  But, when I see dining room tables like this, I know that it’s not an everyday person who lives in a house that would boast a dining room of this magnitude.

 


This is P Diddy’s table.  Although the table is massive, it’s simple, but elegant.  I love the candles.  They make a statement.  The flower arrangements are simple, and they don’t overwhelm the table.  I love the U shape table.  It would be perfect for a buffet style party.

 


Also, P. Diddy shared this picture via Instagram.  He’s holding a beautiful bird.  Not sure if he cooked it or his mother.  She was pictured in several posts.  It’s a beautiful bird regardless of who cooked it.  I would take several slices of that baby.

 

 

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon’s table.  Absolutely beautiful!  I love the head table between the guess tables.  Together, but separately.  The glass doors provide a stunning view and a change of scenery for the guests.

Celebrity Thanksgiving Tables

This is my favorite table.  It’s Julianne Hough’s.  I love the turkeys and the turkey platter displayed along with the colorful wreaths and the simple stoneware.  You would find this setting in an everyday home. Love it!

 


Here’s Jessica Alba preparing her turkey.  Her kitchen looks like mine after a day of preparing a large feast.  Hope she had someone to help clean up the mess.  I’m usually on my own.

 


Connor Cruise tweeted this picture of their bird.  Looks perfect!  Which, is your favorite table setting?  My vote goes to Julianne Hough.  I love that it is festival, bright and simple.  Thanks to the Daily Mail, Tweeter, and Instagram for the photos.

 

 

Kids Funny Face Breakfast – Part III

Welcome to Part III of Kids Funny Face Breakfast.  This is Eggy Face.  Isn’t he adorable, and he’s made with healthy ingredients that your little one will happy to put in their tummy.  To make this funny face you will need the following ingredients:

  • Eggs cooked omelet-style in a large skillet (face) – I will just be adding cheese to mine
  • Sliced ham or a sausage patty(mouth)
  • Sliced cheese (eyes)
  • Halved cherries  or raisins (eyes)
  • Halved cherry tomatoes (nose)
  • Clementine or tangerine wedges (ears)
  • Slice a smile into the ham or sausage patty

Be sure to check back for our future lunch and dinner meals for kids that we will be featuring.  They are adorable and appetizing.  Your kids will love meal time.  Be sure to follow Mother 2 Mother on the left so you don’t miss a post.

I have modified the recipe slightly with the raisins, sausage patty and tangerine wedges. 

This recipe is from the book Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts by Bill & Claire Wurtzel, and can be purchased from Amazon.