Baby wipes can be used on more than just babies! They can be used as a wet napkin on a picnic or a wipe to clean up a mess. Baby wipes are a must have on any road trip regardless the age of your children.
Kids need plenty of physical activity, but if they’re couch potatoes, that can be a challenge.
Take the lead and be a good example: play WITH your kids!
- Ride bikes, jump rope, climb stairs, skate and swim.
- Take a family walk or bike ride after dinner every night.
- Learn new sports.
- Build activity into special gatherings. Hold a scavenger hunt or play volleyball at family events.
Did you know that all infant formulas sold in the US are subject to the same regulations governing manufacturing and ingredients per the Infant Formula Act of 1980?
Store Brands formulas, while value priced, meet the same exact FDA nutritional requirements as all the National Brands, while offering substantial savings. Top Care Baby Formula is available in all Brookshire’s stores. Like all formulas, Top Care is nutritionally complete and meets the nutritional guidelines determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Earth Day is April 22nd this year and you can celebrate by making a planter from reusable material like an old milk jug. Save your milk cartons, cut the tops off and wash them out. Collect old newspapers and magazines from around the house. Let your children cut out pictures in newspapers or magazines to decorate their milk jug planters.
Help them glue their pictures onto the jugs. Set aside the planters for a few hours so the glue can dry. Poke a few holes into the bottom of the planter and fill with potting soil. Help your children plant seeds or flowers and watch them grow throughout the spring!
Springtime is here! I am sure you have heard the saying “plant the seed and watch it grow”. I believe this pertains to two things – first, the examples we set for our children daily in the way we live our lives in speech and actions and secondly, taking a small seed, planting it in dirt and watching it grow into something that nourishes others. These two basically work together and both benefit our children (and family) in a positive manner.
Have your kids save seeds out of items you purchase in the produce department like squash, bell pepper, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc., lay them out to dry on a paper towel and then find some time to work together to plant the seeds. If you don’t have a little extra room in the yard or flower bed, just take a Food Club Gallon Milk jug, cut the top ¼ part off, poke a few small holes in the bottom (for water to drain), fill with potting soil and you have a homemade planter.
By taking time to plant a few “seeds” for food you are also planting “seeds” in your child by showing them the importance of family togetherness. When the seeds break ground and start to grow your child will see the miraculous results…what a life changing experience that they are sure to share with others. How excited they will be when they pick their first squash from the stem and sit down at a meal to enjoy as a family.
A little dirt and a few minutes of your time…“plant the seed” and watch your child grow and flourish as an individual and your family as a whole. Make time to “plant the seeds”, then sit back and be amazed as the blessings grow in more ways than one. Give thanks daily for the time you share with your family!
When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, I enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors. One outdoor activity that I enjoy is walking my dog. If you’re taking your dog on a walk, ASPCA suggests bringing along water and treats. It’s not only important to keep yourself hydrated while being outdoors, but also keeping your dog hydrated.
I always carry a jar of water and a plastic bowl with me when taking my dog on a walk. Periodically, my dog and I will stop for a brief water break to help hydrate ourselves. Another item to bring is your dog’s favorite treats. You never know when the perfect training opportunity will arise and it’s important to have treats to reward your dog for good behavior.
Spring is a favorite season for many people, and it is certainly easy to understand why this is so. Spring is when the trees begin to bud, flowers start to bloom, and gardeners plant their first seedlings. There is no doubt that this is a beautiful time of the year.
Around my home, Spring means different things to each family member. My animal loving daughter is outside creating her own world with her many animal friends. My son is dressed in his army gear, building forts in the back yard, while my husband is planning his next big home makeover project. That leaves me keeping up with all of them, while trying to find time for a few of my own projects.
The Spring weather has allowed us to tackle some of these projects around the house while keeping the whole family involved in what I like to call “family time”. It really doesn’t matter what we are doing during “family time” it’s just about being together. My daughter enjoys doing things outdoors, so last weekend we decided to put in a small vegetable garden. She and I picked the perfect location… in our flowerbed. Not a lot of work required here. We hoed a section till the soil looked just right for planting. Then together we planted onions, yellow bell peppers and chives. She helps with watering and looks forward to seeing the garden’s progress every day. Hopefully the end results will be that she and I together can harvest our fresh vegetables and I can show her how to prepare them in a delicious meal for the family.
So, while the weather is right, get outdoors and enjoy Spring and some quality “family time”. Plant a small vegetable garden, rake leaves, wash the car, or simply have dinner outside on the patio. Whatever you choose for your “family time” you can rest assure your kids will remember the time you spent with them!
Baby wipes are not just for the baby, but for the whole family. When going on a road trip there’s always a generic list of items you pack, like snacks, drinks, flashlights and blankets. An item you may want to add to your list, if it’s not already on it, is baby wipes. When traveling with small children, spills can easily happen. Having baby wipes handy can quickly clean up any spills along the way.
Young children love to touch everything! After a stop on your trip, you can use the baby wipes to clean your children’s hands. Baby wipes can also be used throughout your trip to clean surfaces, like the handles of a shopping cart.
Next time you are planning a short trip to the grocery store or a long trip to see grandma, don’t forget to pack your baby wipes!
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
1 (16 oz) pkg Food Club Sandwich Cookies
1 (8 oz) pkg Food Club Fat Free Cream Cheese
2 (8 oz) pkg white chocolate
Place cookies in a zip-top bag and let your kids mash them until they are fine. In a large bowl combine cookie crumbs and cream cheese, mix until well combined. With crumb mixture make 42 balls. Place white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl, start out with 30 seconds and microwave until melted. Once chocolate is melted dip each ball into the chocolate until well covered. Place balls on wax paper and set aside for 1 hour.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 134, Fat: 8 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 g.
© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.
Granola tends to be under the health halo, but can be high in sugar. Here is a recipe for a delicious crisp, chunky granola that would be delicious with creamy Greek yogurt.
Banana Nut Granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 cups Food Club Regular Oatmeal
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dried bananas
1/2 cup Food Club Honey
2 Tbs Food Club Canola Oil
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl combine oatmeal, walnuts and dried bananas; mix well. Add honey and canola oil to mix; make sure granola is evenly coated. Spread granola over a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let granola cool before serving.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 115, Fat: 5 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 2 g.
© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.
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