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How To Make a Mickey Mouse Pizza

Do you have a picky eater?  You know those adorable little kids that won’t eat anything that you place in front of them or one will eat a particular food one day but won’t eat it another. We strive to give them healthy foods, but it can turn into a battle. 


Check out my solution to this problem. I create fun foods. Kids get bored easy even with food. My daughter is amazed when she sees them eating various foods that I create. Now stop questioning your ability as an artist. I’m not an artist either, but I can create fun foods. Kids aren’t looking for perfection, they want fun. They want things that make them happy.    

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I made these Mickey Mouse pizzas this week-end for the kids. What child doesn’t want to eat up Mickey Mouse. I had to make two. My grandson is very particular, he just likes cheese pizza. My granddaughter wanted Mickey Mouse to have eyes, a nose and a mouth. These are our creations! They’re cheaper than calling Pizza Hut or one of the other local pizza delivery services, and they were simple and fun to make as a family.    

Here’s how we made the Mickey Mouse pizza: 

  • 1 medium size pizza for the face 
  • 2 mini pizzas for the ears
  • Pepperoni for the facial features, olives, tomatoes, green peppers or whatever you like. 
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Bake on a cookie or pizza sheet according to the directions and enjoy!  These are great for movie night or the week-end when you’re just relaxing. Serve with a juice box, a few apple slices and you’re good to go.  


You may also like:  Kids Breakfast Ideas: Oatmeal Funny Face
                                  Snowman Pancake





Sunday’s Best – #27



Welcome to Week 27 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This will be the last week of our Hail To The Red, White & Blue theme. I thought this would be a great time to share festivities from your backyard BBQ this week-end, recipes that you created, fireworks, cocktails, games and fun activities. Any crafts and decorating ideas would be great so we can PIN them for next year’s inspiration or for those who like the Red, White and Blue theme all year.  

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements and more.   

Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 


All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.  

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

Kim U. selected the Glow in the Dark Water Balloons from The Scrape Shoppe Blog 

I selected Rainbow Painted Kitchen Set from Albion Gould   




and 



Kim M. selected 16 Nifty USB Gadgets from Life With Lorelai  

The Readers Selected: 

21 Patriotic Treats For Kids from Mommy’s Slice of the Pie

and



Strawberry Applesauce from Best of Long Island and Central Florida 





The Favorite Theme Posts 

Hail To The Red, White, and Blue 

Patriotic Party Decor by Kyrstal’s Kitsch  

and 

Patriotic Nautical Flags from Atta Girl Says

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 




Sunday’s Best – #26



Welcome to Week 26 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’re continuing our Hail To The Red, White & Blue theme this week. It’s the time of year to celebrate the Indepedence of our great country. There will be backyard BBQs, fireworks, cocktails, games and fun with family and friends. We would love for you to share your 4th of July recipes, cocktails, decorations, crafts and other patriotic ideas on Sunday’s Best. 

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements and more.   

Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 


All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.  

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

Kim U. selected the Summer Red, White, and Blue Wreath from Call Me Creative

I selected 25 Ice Cream Sandwiches – from Practical Mommy   



and 



 Minions Frozen Fruit Pops from Moms Messy Miracles   

Kim M. selected The Rose Julep from Life With A Side of Coffee 
The Readers Selected: 



Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream from Marty’s Musing 

and



Photo Clip Frame from Fynes Designs  






The Favorite Theme Posts 

Hail To The Red, White, and Blue 

Patriotic Pudding Popsicles by Kenarry Ideas For The Home  

and 

15 DIY 4th of July Patriotic Wreaths from Jenny Evolution 

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 




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9 Kid’s Patriotic Craft Ideas

 
9 Kid’s Patriotic Craft Ideas
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We will be celebrating Independence Day next week-end. I love celebrating with family and friends and I’m expecting 20 – 30 family members for my backyard BBQ. I’ve been thinking of games and activities for the kids and decided to do a round up and share with my readers.  I selected various activities for different ages, so I hope you will find 1 or 2 that you can use at your festivities:

1.  Patriotic Dish Brush Fireworks from Crafty Morning – A different twist on making firework crafts. If you don’t have old brushes around, a trip to the Dollar Store for a few dish brushes and the crafting can begin. It looks like this craft calls for a round brush. 

2.  Patriotic Tee Shirt from Crafty Morning – This is a cute idea for the kids to make when they need a break from running and jumping or after drying off from the pool or sprinklers. Grab a few white tees, red and blue fabric paint, and a medium width paint brush from Michael’s.  

3.  Patriotic Foot and Hand Print Flag from Sewing for Sanity – This is an adorable idea using the kids hand and footprints.  This particular example uses a 16 x 20 artist canvass which you can purchase from your local craft or art supply store. Decide how large you want the end result to be. I wish I had room for this project. 

4. Patriotic Hand Print Wreath from Decorating With Dodi – This little hand print wreath is adorable. The blogger doesn’t have instructions on her blog, but it seems fairly simple to make. The background is white and various degrees of paint was used to make some of the prints darker than others. Also, it looks like the fingers are spread a little so you can cut between them when you’re cutting out the hands. I’m going to use a circle made out of cardboard to glue the hand prints to and regular printer paper to make the prints on. This is a good idea for 2 or 3 year olds.   

5. Patriotic Hand Print from B-Inspired Mama – This is a cute craft for kids of any age. I love placing the name and year on the finished product. Great way to remember 4th of July fun with family.  

6. Patriotic Bean Toss from Sugar Bee Crafts – I love this idea for my grandson and his cousins. This will be a nice break from tossing the football. I’m going to find a shady spot in the yard, use a piece of cardboard to ensure the plates are stable and make the bean bags out of felt. 

7. Patriotic Luminaries from For The Love Of – I’m going to use these luminaries for my table center pieces. I have a ton of mason jars in my cabinets from my canning sessions and a few bottles of Modge Podge in the craft corner. I’ll be pick up the tissue paper and flags at the Dollar Store.  Cute, Patriotic and Budget Friendly.  Just the way I like it.  

8. Patriotic Word Search from Crayon Freckes – Great idea to use when you want the kids to get out of the sun and relax a little. Have one of the older children assist them in finding the words. They can feast on a treat of watermelon or a fruit salad while they’re searching for the words. This can be fun for the adults too.   

9. Patriotic Fork Fireworks from Crafty Morning – I love this idea or the kids and the little ones with a little help. Simply dip a fork into red and let the firework making begin. Clean off the fork, dip it into the blue paint and fill in the blank areas or go over the red.  Just have fun. 

Bingo is a favorite at my backyard gatherings for adults and of course the good old sprinkler and water guns for the kids. Do you plan to use any of the above crafts?  What are some of your favorite 4th of July activities?  We may want to adopt a few of your activities.  

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Sunday’s Best Linkup – #25



Welcome to Week 25 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup Our theme this week is Hail To The Red, White & Blue. It’s the time of year to celebrate the Indepedence of our great country. There will be backyard BBQs, fireworks, cocktails, games and fun with family and friends. We would love for you to share your 4th of July recipes, cocktails, decorations, crafts and other patriotic ideas on Sunday’s Best. 

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements and more.   

Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


Mother 2 Mother Blog


Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

Kim U. selected  Deep Dish Pierogi Pizza from Frugal Foodie Mama   





I selected Creating My Craft Room – from USS Crafty  










Kim M. selected Boozy Watermelon Cherry Slushy from Pink Heels Pink Trucks  

The Readers Selected: 




Strawberry Cheesecake Sweet Roll from Best of Long Island and Central Florida 

and


Spinach and Ricotta Tart from Treat Yourself Sweeter 







The Favorite Theme Posts 

It’s All About The Strawberries  

Banana Split Kabobs from All She Cooks 

and 

Our Father’s Day Post

Nailed it! Bacon Bouquet by Pretty Simple Ideas 

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 




Potting Training, Weening, and First Awards

How important are memories to you? At certain times I go through pictures and look back over various events or remember things that have either made me laugh or cry. You know like the birth of your children, my divorce (that was a combination of laughter and tears), my grandchildren’s birth and things that your children have said or done. I came across these pictures and thought about my grandson’s special day.  It was so adorable, and remains one of my favorite memories.   

Reminiscing is a good thing don’t you think? I decided to revive one of my post from several years ago, because the memories are so near and dear to my heart. Here’s one of the fondest memories of my grandson: I attended the graduation and preschool ceremony at my grandson’s school last week-end. It was adorable. We decided to put him in nursery school last year, because he’s an only child and sharing was not a part of his repertoire. We thought it would be an excellent way for him to interact with other children and enhance his education. It was money well spent.





Here’s another thing that I will always remember. Have you ever been truly impressed by someone that you met? It doesn’t happen often for me, but Miss Joy the Director shown in the purple dress will always have a place in my heart too.  She became so emotional in her opening speech and she knew each song that the children performed. She truly adores them and it shows. There’s nothing like walking away and knowing that your child will truly be loved. Miss B., one of the teachers is assisting her.  Miss B. has a twin sister who is also a teach at the school, Miss T. 

Decisions can be difficult, but if you do your homework and research things it helps to put things into perspective. When we decided to put Xavier in nursery school, we did a thorough investigation. We read reviews, visited schools and talked to other parents before a decision was made. Maybe I’m strange but it gives me comfort knowing that the money being paid is not just going into someone’s pocket. I want to know that it’s used to enhance the education of the children. This school doesn’t have a problem demonstrating that education is their number 1 priority. Not only did they focus on helping the children with social skills, sharing, potty training, weening them and helping with a schedule nap time, they learned colors, numbers, the alphabet and even had homework assignments. A banquet room overlooking the beach was used for the graduation and ceremony, the Director presented each of the teachers with beautiful gifts, the entertainment from the children was delightful, and refreshments were served to all in attendance. I don’t know how it could ever be topped, I understand why the school has a 5 star rating. 


Think about one of your proudest moments with your child or children and how you felt. That is exactly how I felt watching my Sweetie Pie and all that he had accomplished in the year that he has attended. I was able to see why he had grown so much, the school definitely puts the focus on the children.  

As you can see in the second picture above, my grandson is not shy. He had no problem grabbing the microphone and he knew all the words to the songs. He also won the Potty Training Award. My big boy is wearing big boy pants now. Good by pampers and hello potty! 




He adores his daddy, so daddy was the recipient of his Big Boy Award. The students in the background are graduates from the Kindergarten class. My big boy moves up to the young 3 year old class in the fall. Another aspect of the school that I like is the fact that they have 2, 3, and 4 years; however, each age has two classes. They integrate the children into the young class and gradually prepare them to move with the more mature students within the year. 


If you’re considering nursery or preschool, I would highly recommend it. I believe my little Sweetie Pie has enjoyed the experience as much as we did. He looks forward to going to school each morning to see his friends and teacher. That in itself speaks volumes.

You may also like: 9 Benefits of Preschool 

Printable Father’s Day Scrapbook Pages: Best Dad Award

father's day layouts

Father’s Day is around the corner. Let dad know that he’s the best by giving him the Best Dad Award with favorite pictures of him and the kids. 


We’ve already done the work, we’ve designed these Best Dad Award pages just for you.  We’ve awarded dad with an ice cold beer and a pretzel along with trophy frames for his favorite pictures.  These layouts simply require you to add your favorite photo and print. 


Now start searching for those favorite pictures and give dad a gift that he will always remember