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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.

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.

Intentional April – Connecting Kids’ Crafts to April Showers and Easter, Week 3

Intentional April

In April, I am picking a relevant scripture each week to focus on… yes, I realize April is halfway over this year, but I don’t mind finishing something I never started. 😉

My conversations with my kids will be about the scripture, and bonus! – I’ve picked a craft to help us (and you!) talk through spiritual things.

Don’t forget – you’re the primary influencer in your kids’ lives, so be intentional about sharing God’s truths with them! I’d love to hear if you have success with these. Share in the comments!

Week 3

This week, I did a science experiment to make it rain, inspired by the experiment from I Can Teach My Child. I’ve been itching to do this experiment myself, and it’s been hard to hold back because of a certain baby having a growth spurt and keeping me busy. 😀

Make it Rain Experiment

The scripture focus this week, along the “April Showers” theme, is:

he gives rain on the earth, and sends water on the fields: (Job 5:10, NET)

The Lord provides good things for all people, even if they don’t know Him or love Him. This is the idea of “common grace”. I want my kids to really see God’s goodness reflected in creation!

This whole chapter of Job is fascinating and comforting and revealing of God’s works. I highly recommend putting it in your quiet time this week.

Here’s a fun video of us performing the experiment! See how Emma is sticking out her tongue the whole time!? Ha! She’s really listening, don’t ya think? Samuel took his job as DP very seriously and wanted to create a soundtrack for the end… so one of his original songs is included! It was fun to make the YouTube video together.

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.

What is the job of a Christian Princess? (And Why are we called princesses?)

Christian Princess

It matters not that I did not encourage my 3-year old daughter to love princesses. She took it upon herself to become quickly obsessed with them!

I could fight it. I could explain to her all of the reasons Disney movies aren’t representative of real life. Her princess bubble could burst in a soapy, tearful, hard-fought battle. She could resent me the rest of her life. Ha.

Instead, I’m looking for any way to find the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ in being a princess!

He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will— (Ephesians 1:5, NET)

For God is king of the whole earth! (Psalm 47:7, NET)

Listen along to one of my #carconversations. We process the fact that we’re princesses, but then we ask a very important question: What is the job of a princess?

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