Citrus Lane Delivers Fun Toddler Gifts To Your Front Door!

If I still had toddlers at home, I would be so intrigued by Citrus Lane. This is a company that delivers surprise packages to your front door every month. Inside are awesome kids products especially selected for your child.

Tofu Popsicles - Healthy Vegan Style Treats



We try to eat a vegetarian/vegan diet as much as possible around here, and I actually cook a lot with tofu. It is really a very healthy inexpensive food that can be used in so many recipes. So here is a summer recipe my kids love on hot days. I promise these taste way better than they sound!!

Tofu Popsicle Recipe


Ingredients 

2/3 cup soft silken tofu
1 1/3 cups fresh orange juice
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

 Put all ingredients in a blender and puree until the sugar is dissolved. Then pour the mixture into paper cups or any freezer-pop molds you have handy.

In about an hour, you can place a wooden Popsicle stick into each cup. If the sticks do not stand straight up, take them back out and let the mix freeze another 10-15 minutes and then try again. 

Once the Popsicle sticks are in place, continue freezing the Popsicles until they are completely frozen.

To loosen the mold, run the cup under cool water for a second or two.

Enjoy!!

Tales of a 4th Grade Mom

As of tomorrow, Thursday August 15, I will officially be the mom of a 4th grader. Again. I have been a 4th grade mom 4 times before. There is something about this grade that hits me hard - like a punch in my stomach. This grade - the 4th grade - signals big changes to me.

Happy Books Make For Happy Eats!

I have always noticed that when I read a happy fun type of book, I always feel better. I mean, I do enjoy a good who-done-it mystery (heart Agatha Christie so much!!) and even once in a while I will indulge in a real tearjerker