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Monday Morning Boost

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Need a pick-me-up to get through the Monday morning blues? We’ve got the video to do it. Check out this 2-year-old’s retelling of a children’s classic:

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High Five for First Kiss

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

We just stumbled across this video and immediately fell in love. I can’t decide if my favorite part is the little boy’s triumphant fist pump, or the little girl’s Batman shirt!

Thanks to Brianne Riviello for sharing!

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April is National Soyfoods Month

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

House Foods Tofu EnchiladaDid you know April is National Soyfoods Month? Soyfoods tend to be low in fat and cholesterol, and they’re also a great source of iron, calcium, fiber, vitamin B-12, magnesium and zinc, so if you’re looking for a great new food type to toss into your dinner mix, give them a shot!

Here’s a recipe we liked for vegetable enchiladas. For other soyfoods recipes, you can check out the Soyfoods Association of North America’s website.

Vegetable Enchiladas with Red Chili Sauce

Ingredients:
1/2 package (7oz) Tofu Firm or Extra Firm, drained (Soyfoods Association of North America recommends House Foods brand)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt or more to taste
1/2 cup white mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
8 corn tortillas
1 can (19oz) Enchilada sauce
1/4 white onion, thinly sliced
Queso Fresco for garnish, crumbled

Directions:
• Wrap Tofu in paper towels and press to remove excess water and crumble.
• Cook mushrooms with 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet medium-high heat until browned. Add red onion and cook until translucent. Add Tofu and cook until browned. Add spinach And 1 tsp. salt. Stir until spinach wilts. Remove from heat.
• In a large skillet on medium heat, place tortillas and cook for 1 minute on each side.
• Put 1/2 cup of mixture on tortilla and roll up to form the enchilada.
• In a large skillet on medium heat, sauté white onion until brown, using 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil.
Add enchilada sauce and salt to taste. Bring it to a boil.
• Dip the enchiladas into the hot sauce and place on a plate. Pour the remaining sauce over enchiladas and top with cheese. Serve hot. Makes 4 servings.

Enjoy!

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Mini Journal for Busy Moms

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

When you’re a mom it can often feel like you don’t have time to brush your hair or check yourself in the mirror before you leave the house, so it’s no wonder that finding the time to chronicle the ins and outs of motherhood takes a back seat to your busy schedule. But preserving some of those special, every day moments doesn’t have to be a major project.

Check out this brand new Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal ($10; randomhouse.com). It’s full of prompts, questions and even places to sketch about the various aspects of your life. The best part? This journal is designed so that whenever you have a minute (or, more likely, 5 seconds!) you can flip to any page you want to jot down your thoughts. Plus, it measures a mere 4 1/2 x 5 1/2”, so you don’t have to worry about it hogging space in your diaper bag or purse. Bring it with you wherever you go and before you know it you’ll have a bound book full of funny moments, sweet sayings, and your favorite things about being a mom!

Here are two fun pages we found — tell us how you’d fill them out in the comments!

I can’t even believe my child said: ________________
We were (activity/location): ________________
My child is only ___ years old.

The best thing about having a child is that I’ve gotten to:
Spend long days at the zoo
Rediscover my love for animal crackers
Wander endlessly in toy stores
Tap into my multitasking abilities. I’m good at this mommy thing!
Other: ________________

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LeBron James Launches Webseries to Teach Moral Lessons to Kids

Monday, April 4th, 2011

LeBron James, the basketball star otherwise known as “King James,” is looking to expand his talents into new territory. He’s launching “The LeBrons,” a web-only animated series to teach youth about making good moral decisions. The show will feature four versions of LeBron — Kid, Athlete, Business, and Wise — and will focus on lessons like the importance of respect, school, and settling conflicts without violence.

The 10-part series will be available on the youtube channel youtube.com/thelebrons.

So what do you think: Will the show be able to make a difference for the kids who watch it? Are your kids fans of LeBron James, and will they tune in?

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Monday Morning Boost

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Want to shake the Monday blues? Watch this three-year-old recount the plot of Star Wars:

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Monday Morning Boost

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Need a pick-me-up to get your week started off on the right foot? Here’s a cute video we found of an adorable baby who can’t decide whether he should be terrified or thrilled:

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Win a Free Kimochi Doll!

Monday, March 7th, 2011

KimochiOur sister site, BetterTV, is giving away five free Kimochi dolls! These toys aim to help parents teach their children about emotions and successful communication. Entering is simple: “Like” BetterTV on Facebook, and then tell them what your kid does to make you smile. Here’s the direct link to the contest. Goody luck!

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