Practical Parenting Ideas: January 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Weekend Bites: Game Day Recipes

Weekend Bites


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    Which team are you rooting for this year? I have to admit that I'm not much of a sports fan myself, but I do enjoy getting together with friends and family for the Super Bowl. What I like most is the food and good company. We always splurge on savory appetizers, treats and more. I'm excited to add these recipes to our menu this year. Thanks for all who shared their recipes, and enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2017

10 Ways to Be YOU in 2017 #centsofstyle

This post is sponsored by Cents of Style and contains affiliate links, meaning a small percentage of any purchases made through them will support this blog.

I absolutely love that Cents of Style is inspiring women to speak out and share their own stories about who they are or trying to become in 2017. One of my goals for this year is to redefine myself and focus more on self care and strengthening home & family.


As a parenting blogger I'm constantly hearing various opinions on the best way to mother, even to the extreme of what type I should try to be. But the terms crunchy, granola, hipster, and even parenting expert just don't speak to me. Shouldn't being a mom simply mean doing what you feel is best for your kids? I sure think so. With that said...


In 2017 I vow to:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weekend Bites: Inspiration

Weekend Bites


If you're new to Weekend Bites, here's the run down
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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!)
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    I love all the little ways Weekend Bites inspires me to try fun new projects and delicious recipes. In preparation for Valentine's Day, I've been wanting to find or make some simple decor (LOVE these ideas by Lolly Jane). I've also been working on getting some printable Valentines posted (watch for those this coming week!). I've been more conscious about staying hydrated lately, specifically with my kids, and am excited to try some of Healthy Helpers ideas. And who doesn't love a good donut? I've always wanted to learn how to make them, and think these cinnamon sugar ones sound amazing! Hope you find some inspiration in today's features, too. Thanks for all who shared this week!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekend Bites: Dinner Ideas

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 ANY blog post below. Food, Craft, DIY, Family, etc.
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!


    Every few months I revise our rotating menu to avoid tiring of the same meals. I thought these dinners would be great to add to the mix! I've especially been wanting to cook with vegetables more often, including in replacement of less healthy ingredients like in some of these cauliflower recipes. Enjoy this week's features, and thanks for sharing your amazing posts each week!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Weekend Bites: New Calendar & Recipes

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 ANY blog post below. Food, Craft, DIY, Family, etc.
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!





    I enjoy reflecting at the end of each year on some of our family's best moments and most trying times and what we can take away to be stronger and smarter in the new year. Anyone who has been following this blog for long knows that I love printables. These featured calendars come in so many fun designs and seemed like the perfect fit for this week along with some new recipes to try this year. Happy 2017!