Each night throughout the week I like to make a dish that is a 'favorite' for at least one of the kids. My little man has developed quite a liking for seafood and I already had shrimp on hand so I made him Grilled Pesto Shrimp.
One of my favorite activities during the Elevate conference was learning about Sole Hope. Nat and Micah shared the video of Sole Hope with us and had set up a cutting party outside for us, where we traced, cut fabric, and learned about how these shoes will help prevent jigger infestations in children's feet as well as provide jobs for women in Uganda who have been trained in sewing the shoes.
I love that these shoes are made from recycled materials and scraps of fabric.
We were provided with scraps, instruction sheets, and permanent markers, and were asked to bring pinking shears or fabric scissors with us to the conference for cutting.
If you are looking for simple tips to get the kids out in the garden and growing fruit, vegetables, and flowers, then head over to Rusty and Rosy where I'm sharing some simple tips for gardening with kids.
You have no idea how many times I have tried and failed to add breadcrumbs to fish to make homemade fish sticks or crumbed fish fillets. My kids love fish sticks and crumbed fish fillets, but I've always wanted to make a healther version at home that doesn't contain any added extras that we just don't need.
I finally have a winner, for two out of three kids at least ... I think the third child would love it if he didn't devour the waffle fries on the side of his plate first and then claim to be too full to eat the fish.
Note: I made 10 of these - they were not large flounder fillets so I made one for each of the little ones, two for the rest of us and an extra two just in case the kids wanted more.
Mother's Day was a bust this year. I've decided that all of the days aside from my birthday and Mother's Day are going to be special from now on, and every day I will count my blessings and be grateful for my three children, who mean so much to me.
Despite my disappointment, one of the highlights was receiving handmade frames from the little ones that they had made at school ... with my help of course, because this craft project fell on my day to help in class.