Practical Parenting Ideas: November 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Weekend Bites #62: Let it Snow!

Weekend Bites


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Weekend Bites no. 61: Thanksgiving Sides

Weekend Bites


If you're new to Weekend Bites, here's the run down
Visit my cohost Adelina at Home Maid Simple
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4. By linking up you give me permission to feature your photos on Practical Parenting (always linking back to you of course!)
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     Things have been busy lately that the holidays are sneaking up on me this year. It's crazy that Thanksgiving is this coming week and Christmas will be here before we know it! I love spending time with family and baking holiday goodies. I especially can't wait to try these new recipes! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy tonight's features.

DIY Date Night Essentials Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #CollectiveBias

I've come to enjoy nice quiet date nights at home, but sometimes (especially in the winter months) sickness can quickly take an affect on the evening's entertainment. By creating a Date Night Essentials Basket you and your guests can enjoy that perfect movie night with products that offer relief when you need them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Interactive Children's Magazines Promotion


I've been looking for new ways to get my kids to enjoy reading and Redan Publishing's Interactive Children's Magazines sound so fun! Each issue contains stories, a craft project, a collectible poster and a workbook full of educational activities that are designed to give your child a head start in developing their early learning skills with the help of their favorite characters. Your child will spend endless hours stimulating their imaginations and having fun not realizing they are learning! These interactive magazines also make the perfect gift!

Redan Publishing is offering my blog viewers a special discounted offer plus a FREE bonus issue for ordering. Go here for the promotion and click on the magazine cover of your child's favorite character to order.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Weekend Bites no. 60 - Dinner and a Movie

Weekend Bites


If you're new to Weekend Bites, here's the run down
Visit my cohost Adelina at Home Maid Simple
1. Link up your any food related post below
2. Browse the linky, visit some new blogs, and share if you feel so inclined. 
3. Please only link up 3 posts. This lets us visit as many of you as possible.
4. By linking up you give me permission to feature your photos on Practical Parenting (always linking back to you of course!)
5. Each month I send out a newsletter with the most popular links from that month - you may be featured!!  This is a once a month newsletter, every first Friday of the month, no spamming involved. Subscribe!


For Weekend Bites I thought I'd do something a little different and share some movie ideas with a tasty dinner menu for date night. I'm not sure about you, but with all the busyness of the holidays I could use a relaxing date night with my hubby! These recipes look amazing, and I can't wait to try them on our next date. Enjoy this week's features, and feel free to link up your recipes below for a chance to be featured.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

30% Off Bluum Subscription


I'm not quite sure what it is, but my kids LOVE getting mail. I think it's the element of surprise when they're not expecting something. I haven't told them yet, but we're ordering a subscription of bluum and I can't wait to see their reactions! I know they're going to have fun discovering the variety of products in our box each month.

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will receive a small percentage of commissions. I received free product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

5 Tips for Preventing Illness in Cold & Flu Season


I have to admit that I'm somewhat of a germ-a-phobic, especially during the cold and flu season. I'm always dispensing sanitizer and encouraging the kids to eat healthy and take their alternaVites supplements. While I can't say my kids never get sick, I know that helping them practice good habits to ward off germs will go a long way with staying healthy.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Weekend Bites no. 59: Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

Weekend Bites


If you're new to Weekend Bites, here's the run down
Visit my cohost Adelina at Home Maid Simple
1. Link up your any food related post below
2. Browse the linky, visit some new blogs, and share if you feel so inclined. 
3. Please only link up 3 posts. This lets us visit as many of you as possible.
4. By linking up you give me permission to feature your photos on Practical Parenting (always linking back to you of course!)
5. Each month I send out a newsletter with the most popular links from that month - you may be featured!!  This is a once a month newsletter, every first Friday of the month, no spamming involved. Subscribe!


Monday, November 2, 2015

20+ Free Gratitude Printables


Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays! We always have a family goal to write down at least one thing we're thankful for every day in November. I find it so refreshing to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. Amidst the challenges of parenting, it especially helps to find the little positives in each day. I've compiled our favorite free gratitude printables to share, from gratitude lists to activity pages for the kids. Enjoy and happy holidays!