Making the most of this February snow! ❄ ——— When mother nature gives you 8” of snow overnight, and a crystal clear 40 F morning, you barely even have to bundle to go play! Even this Texan can handle a winter storm like this one! See all our snow fun in my stories ❄️☃️🛷 ——— If your winter conditions are less than desireable today, check out all our snow day fun favorites at the direct link in my bio. Happy snow day!
It may not even be 10AM, but it's wine o' clock somewhere, right? 🍷😩 * * Kidding... sort of. I'm strongly considering trading in my coffee for a big glass of my favorite @winc find, Rosa Obscura this morning. It's been a long holiday week, culminating today with early dismissal just in time for an extra long weekend for winter break. * * And the icing on the wanting wine at 10am cake? The girls' night out tomorrow night my girlfriends and I have been plotting since Christmas now aligns precisely with the first massive snowstorm we've had in a month. Seriously!?!? * * Sorry... I guess it's also whine o'clock somewhere. The good news? I have a wine gift for all of you! Because I'm such an excellent #Winc customer, I have 4 boxes to give to 4 of you. Winc is a monthly wine subscription service with recommendations curated to your specific tastes... bottles start at just $13 a bottle and if you order 4 per month, shipping is free. Learn more at the direct link in my bio. * * I'm giving away 4 boxes - you get to try out the service, get 3 bottles free and just cover tax, S&H. To enter... >> Follow me @pgpbmeghan >> Whine about why you need a glass of wine this morning. >> Tag up to three additional friends who need wine too in separate comments for more entries. * * Happy whine time! 🍷
Happy Valentine’s Day from my three crazy love bugs... and one very tired mama. 💕 * * There is day to day mom tired, and then there is the end of a holiday mom tired - and there is not enough coffee in the world to counteract it. It’s 4 Valentine gifts (3 for the kids, one for the hubs), two class sets of Valentines, teacher valentines, one Valentine concert, and two class parties (one as a room mom) kind of tired. * * And while my DIY, crafty tendencies and total inability to say no to anything exacerbate the exhaustion for sure... it is 100% worth it to hear my oldest declare it “the BEST valenTIME’s day EVER!” * * Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! How did you celebrate today?
💝Any mamas out there forget to buy Valentines for tomorrow??? Don't worry - I've gotcha covered. * * Don’t forget to check and see what your school allows... both my kids' schools have banned food and candy of any kind, forcing us to get a little creative. We hit up the Target Valentine aisle, and I let the girls pick their favorite Valentine tchotchke... my 4 year old picked rings, my 6 year old picked the heart shades. And then I made the cards to go with them. * * Just print, cut, insert plastic Valentine trinket, and let your kids sign. Done and done! Grab your choice of Ring cards or Emoji valentine at the direct link in my bio. * * Happy Valentine's Day! 💕
💝How many candy hearts do you think your kids will get next week? 💕 * * Before they eat them all, put them to good use. If you caught our Snow Day stories this week, you saw all three of my kids (toddler, preschooler and kindergartener) having a blast making their own Conversation Hearts out of play dough with cookie cutters and stamps. * * Bottle those hearts up in a jar (where you can keep them out of their mouth), but they can still see them for inspiration. It's a great way to work on letter recognition and early literacy skills with a little hands-on sensory play. * * See the simple set-up and our favorite play dough recipe at the direct 🔗 in my bio... and be sure to check out my 🤩Kids Activity highlights to see this one in action. My 4 year old was so proud of herself for 'making words!'
Anyone else left feeling inadequate after scrolling through Instagram every day? #AD * * You’re not alone. Seeing everyone’s best version of themselves, it’s easy to view them collectively, as though it's one Super Mom doing it all - instead of recognizing ourselves as individuals, with different skills, talents and interests. * * Have you been intimidated by their collective perfection to the point you’ve lost sight of who you are? We all have our own strengths. @TwiningsTeaUK wants to help you find yours again. Take a moment out of your hectic day to have a cup of Twinings of London Herbal Tea, and ask yourself a few simple questions to find yourself again so you can #BeYourBestBlend. * * Cut through the noise, ignore the influence of areas that don’t interest you and be inspired to be the best version of YOU you can be. All it takes is a few minutes for a cup of tea. ☕️ Grab your printable 📝questions to get to know yourself better and enter to win a #TwiningsofLondon prize package at the direct 🔗 in my bio #sweepstakes
Two little faces of sheer disappointment when they watched Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this morning. * * I had the same look on mine when my phone rang at 5:30AM reporting yet another 2 hour delay this morning for snow and icy conditions. I’m not sure I can take six more weeks of winter 😭 This is the hardest time of year for me living in New England, while my extended family is enjoying the warm sunshine in Texas. * * Come on Spring, prove that little sucker wrong! 🌱🌤
How *CUTE* are these Valentine's Day cookies the girls made this week? * * When winter blessed us with an unexpected snow delay this week, what else was there to do but bake? My kids LOVE to help in the kitchen - it's pretty much in their DNA - and they had been begging to make Valentine cookies for days. * * I love this simple, minimal mess stamp technique for decorating cookies with kids - we've used these alphabet stamps before with play dough, so using them on cookies before baking was an easy stretch. Give them a good soak in warm soapy water to make them nice and clean, before using them with food coloring for food-safe stamping! * * Grab the complete recipe and how-to for your DIY food-safe stamp pad at the direct link in my bio, and your kiddos will have these easy Valentine's Day treat ready for the loves in their life in no time!
She likes pizza. 🍕 Period. * * Want to instantly give your kids reading skills a boost? Help them learn to recognize punctuation marks - what they mean, when to use them, and how they impact inflection when reading out loud. * * Earlier this week, we read Semicolons, Cupcakes and Cucumbers by Steve Newberry (@scratchgarden) and created Punctuation Pasta characters to retell the story, fill up a sensory bin for an afternoon brain break, and then used them to punctuate in vivid color some sentences of our very own, inspired by the fun story. >> SWIPE, SWIPE, SWIPE >> to see all our learning fun. Punctuation, personified, with pasta... and a great visual cue for reading out loud! * * See the complete how-to and get the lowdown on this super fun book at the direct 🔗 in my bio. The characters are Period - who only speaks in statements, Question Mark - who only asks questions, Comma - who only speaks in lists, and Exclamation Point - who's always excited! It's a great addition to your bedtime repertoire. * * Happy reading! 💕📚