Category Archives: You Tubesday

How to Make Baby Food in the Crock Pot

How did I not know that you can make baby food (without a bunch of mess!) in the crock pot?? Why didn’t someone tell me on kiddo #1, the child who ate gallons of purees?

Well, I want to save you from that sad, late realization.

How to Make Baby Food in the Crock Pot

This video is SO. FUNNY.

Because Emma.

Well… you’ll see.

If you didn’t watch – all you do is poke the veggies, wrap them in foil, and turn the crockpot on low! That’s it! Even with a full crockpot, my veggies were all done in 6.5 hours.

Make Baby Food in the Crock Pot

Baby with a #MommyPuppet – YouTubesday

OK, this YouTube video cracks me up. Is it just me? Or is a baby getting excited about a puppet of her mommy just stinkin’ funny?

And why does my baby have a #mommypuppet, do you ask?

Ah, that’s because we’re weirdos.  No, really. When I was planning my April Fool’s Pranks, I created an additional prank using one of my old acting headshots. While I was rummaging through the old ones deciding which shot to use for the prank, Emma, my 3 year old, said, “Can I have one of these?”

I said, “Sure!” I just thought she thought her mama looked nice 10 years ago and wanted to draw on it or something.

No.

The next words out of her mouth were, “I want to make a puppet of you.”

See? Weirdos.

Using Tangled/Rapunzel to Teach the Gospel – YouTubesday

I’m SOOOO super excited about today’s video. I’ve been filming and editing it for a few weeks now, and I’m dying to share it with you!

My husband and I have been having conversations about how to redeem anything the kids are interested in – how to leverage it for the gospel. Like many parents, we want them to have a solid foundation – with Christ as their cornerstone – from a young age.

So I’ve been pondering how Disney princesses play into that, and I want to share with you how you might remind your kids of the gospel using the Disney movie Tangled.

Please note – I’m not saying this movie is the gospel. God’s son is not in this film after all. I’m saying once you’ve already taught your children about Jesus, you can use parts of this movie to further that conversation and give them pictures of the abstract gospel elements.

I hope you enjoy it.

What is True Beauty? YouTubesday

Every Tuesday, I’m going to share one of my YouTube videos. I created a channel not only to share videos of spiritual encouragement, but also to share my ideas for daily stewardship.

So far I’ve created videos for recipes, gardening, family management, cloth diapering, encouraging your husband, and discipling your kids! Subscribe to my channel here.

Today, I’m sharing a short video of how beauty came up in a conversation with my daughter. Listen in!

Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants – Give Your Preschooler Ownership of their Learning (YouTubesday)

Every Tuesday, I’m going to share one of my YouTube videos. I created a channel not only to share videos of spiritual encouragement, but also to share my ideas for daily stewardship.

So far I’ve created videos for recipes, gardening, family management, cloth diapering, encouraging your husband, and discipling your kids! Subscribe to my channel here.

Today, I’m sharing how I use Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants PreK set (affiliate link) to engage higher level thinking skills and ownership in my 3-year old… she’s also my child who’s not the keenest on sitting down and “learning things”. See how I grab her interest in the video.

DIY Citrus Oil to Get Rid of Mosquitos (You Tubesday)

Every Tuesday (starting today!), I’m going to share one of my YouTube videos. I created a channel not only to share videos of spiritual encouragement, but also to share my ideas for daily stewardship.

So far I’ve created videos for recipes, gardening, family management, cloth diapering, encouraging your husband, and discipling your kids! Subscribe to my channel here.

Today, I’m sharing how I keep the mosquitoes out of my yard. It’s an organic gardening recipe for citrus oil, which kills mosquito eggs as far as I understand. I spray it in my yard every 2-4 weeks, and I see a noticeable difference in the mosquitoes!

I hope you find it useful; feel free to leave questions in the comments.