Practical Parenting Ideas: January 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weekend Bites 71: Super Bowl Sunday

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!




Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! Do you have a favorite team you're rooting for? If you're like me you most look forward to the delicious food. We love the variety of recipes linked up last week and think they would make perfect sides to enjoy while watching the Super Bowl. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing your recipes!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Weekend Bites 70: Healthy Kids Snacks

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!




The kids and I have been looking for more healthy snack ideas with our New Year's resolutions. We love the selection linked up this week and can't wait to try them out! The kids are especially excited to make the Frozen Yogurt Granola Hearts with Valentine's Day coming up. Watch for more Valentines recipes to come and be sure to check out this post for Valentine's Day Activities to do with the kids. Thanks for joining the party!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

14+ Valentines Activities for Kids


We had so much fun with our 14 Valentine's Kids Activities for Kids last year that we decided to create another roundup of favorite Valentine's projects. These ideas either include free printables or simple directions, and ALL are sure to be fun for celebrating Valentine's Day with the kids! Follow the links to each blog for more details.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Weekend Bites 69: Steak Dinner

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!


With the weather as cold as it has been lately I've been craving hearty, home cooked meals like this steak dinner. I hope it warms up sooner than later because I'm ready for spring... wishful thinking. Enjoy this week's features, and be sure to link up your recipes below!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Weekend Bites 68: Happy One Year!

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!


This weekend we celebrate one year since we began cohosting Weekend Bites with Adelina from Home Maid Simple. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the delicious recipes linked up on our food party, both for sharing with my readers and cooking for my own family. This week I found it fitting to feature party desserts linked up over this last year. I suppose it must be my inner child, but I LOVE sprinkles! I wanted to give a big thanks to my amazing cohost, followers, and bloggers for your contributions. Enjoy.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2015


2015 was a great year! Although life as a working mom of 3 can be challenging, blogging has been one of the best creative outlets for me. I've had so many opportunities to grow as a mom while coming up ideas for posts that hopefully offer my readers practical solutions in parenting. I've enjoyed looking back over the past year to see what YOUR favorite posts were. Each of these 10 was voted one of the best of Practical Parenting Ideas based on the number of visits received. Thank you for reading and your contributions to our website!