Saturday, September 29, 2012

10 Healthy After School Snacks

In order to help you, How to Be Super Mom surfed the web to hunt the best after school snacks' recipes. Enjoy!

1- Cranberry Oat Cereal Bars

~Martha Stewart
Oatmeal, a whole grain offering both insoluble and soluble fiber, is also a source of protein. The protein found in oatmeal is of a higher quality that that found in most other grains.
Lean protein is essential in every meal to reinforce your immunity system.
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~Martha Stewart
Peanut-butter and oat are considered two of the top sources of lean protein. Our body needs these protein at every meal to avoid common colds and flus. 
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~Martha Stewart
These sweet crunchy treats, made with whole-wheat and oatmeal, make a perfect healthy snack for our loved ones.
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~Martha Stewart

Fruits are the best source for nutrients. Try this recipe to give the regular fruit salad a fun, new snap.
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after school snack
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This recipe makes a fantastic protein-rich snack.
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heart shaped sandwiches
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These fun creative mini-sandwiches make a great healthy snack for your children. Try to use multi-cereal bread instead of white.
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7- Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Martha Stewart
One banana ( app. 100gcontains) contains 21.5%DV Vitamin B6, 17.1% DV Vitamin C, 16% DV Manganese, 12.2% DV Fiber and 12% DV Potassium.

Yogurt has a lot of benefits, it contains probiotics, will help you prevent osteoporosis, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, may reduce vaginal infection. If you like you might check the yogurt many benefits here.
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8- Chicken Kabobs with Peanut Sauce

after school snack

Chicken meat is considered a good source of lean protein. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends all adults to get 5.5 oz of lean protein every day as part of a balanced diet. It is also considered one of the foods that will help you boost your immunity system. Lean protein is found in white meat, nuts, quinoa and beans.
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9- Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These are more delicious than regular fries and much healthier.
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10- Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cakes

Oat is one of the main sources of lean protein. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends all adults to get 5.5 oz of lean protein every day as part of a balanced diet. It is also considered one of the foods that will help you boost your immunity system. Lean protein is found in white meat, nuts, oat and quinoa.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Back To School: Cool Sandwiches and Wrappers

Help your child enjoy school by making him snacks that he will look forward to. 

Decorate the sandwiches by using multi-cereal and white bread. All you need is cookie cutters and a creamy filling such as cream cheese, jam, labneh, peanut butter or anything bread could stick on.
Using the same butterfly cutter, I cut 2 butterflies, a multi-cereal and a white one, and I switched their places to get this cool sandwich. This could be a pleasant way to prepare your kids' lunch!

Now to wrap them, I advise you to get either paper napkins or linen napkins with cool patterns. 

Follow these steps:

See how beautiful your children's school snack will be, I bet that he will be happy to show off his lunch to his friends.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Solid Food Recipes from 5 to 7 months

You should give your baby one new food at a time and wait 3 days before you introduce a new one. Meanwhile watch for any allergic reactions like diarrhea, rash or vomiting. If any of these occurs contact your pediatrician. Mainly you should start with leek, potato, sweet potato, green beans, green peas, eggplant, zucchini, onion and parsley; wait till your baby is 6 months old to start with carrots and spinach.
Steam, boil or bake then purée using a grinding machine. You can preserve them in a glass container for 2 days in the fridge and 1 month in the freezer.

Two weeks after you have introduced solids , start mixing vegetables to give him a highest rate of nutrients in a meal; I would like to give you some suggestions.

These recipes will make about 2 portions:

  1. 1 sweet potato, 2 carrots and a handful of green peas.
  2. 200g chopped boiled spinach, 2 carrots and 1 pearl onion.
  3. 4 carrots, a handful of green beans and a slice of potato.
  4. 2 zucchinis and 2 small eggplants.
  5. 1 sweet potato, 1 zucchini and 2 carrots.
  6. 2 cups green beans, 2 carrots and 1 zucchini.
You can mix any of the allowed vegetables to obtain a perfect healthy meal.

Now 3 weeks after mixing, you can start introducing meat and poultry.
1st week: use 30 g per portion of lean meat while cooking for your baby and discard them before grinding the meal.
2nd week: use 30 g per portion of skinless, boneless, chicken breast and discard them before grinding the prepared meal.
3rd week: You can now start grinding meat and poultry with the vegetables. Serve your baby meat for 2 days and poultry for 2 days.

Recipe suggestions:

  1. 200g chopped boiled spinach, a handful of green peas, 2 carrots, 30 g lean meat,1 pearl onion and one small garlic clove (suitable for a 7 months year old baby).
  2. 30 g lean meat, 1 small bouquet of parsley, 1 carrot, 1 medium sweet potato and a handful of green peas.
  3. 30 g lean meat, 5 carrots, a handful of green peas and 2 zucchinis.
  4. 30 g lean meat, 4 zucchinis,  1 pearl onion, 1 small garlic cloves,1 medium carrot.
  5. 30 g chicken, 1 bouquet parsley, 4 cups green beans and  1 slice of potato.
  6. 30 g chicken, 2 small long eggplants, a handful of green peas and 2 zucchinis.
  7. 30 g chicken, 400 g boiled spinach, 1 small garlic clove and 1 sweet potato.
This is a small briefing presented from a mother to you, to help you and encourage you to make your own homemade baby food so you can offer the best for your baby.

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My pediatrician informed me during the latest visit, that they held a conference about solid food and they came out with new recommendations that are mainly related to food allergies and acid reflux:

  1. Solid food should be started at 5 months.
  2. Start with a single vegetable purée such as leek, potato, sweet potato, green beans, green peas, eggplant, zucchini, onion, parsley.
  3. Carrots and spinach should be started at 6 months.
  4. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and turnip should not be given until the 8th month.
  5. Tomatoes and celery should not be given before the baby turns 1 year old.
  6. Dried items such as lentils and chickpeas: 18 or 24 months 
  7. 120ml is a fair quantity to serve for your baby.
  8. Start out with 60 ml.
  9. Aromatics herbs are allowed except dried mint.
  10. Give cooked pears and apples at 5 months.
  11. Ten days after giving cooked fruits, start giving raw fruits.
  12. Don't serve any bananas before the 8th month.
  13. Don't give them strawberry, kiwi, exotic fruits, cherries, watermelon, melon and grapes.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Googly Handmade Name Tag

 What is more fun than this name tag with googly eyes? Enjoy this month, by preparing handmade name tags with your child.

Supplied Needed

1 red canson paper
1 purple canson paper
1 white canson paper
2 googly eyes
1 red crayon
White pen


Cut one 8*5 cm purple rectangle and one 4*4 cm red square.
Cut a 4*7 white rectangle and then cut it diagonally like the white piece in the picture.
Glue the white piece on the purple rectangle.
Than the red square just like shown in the first picture.
Write your kid's information on the red square piece.
Glue the googly eyes on the white piece and draw a smiley red mouth.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Handmade Name Tag: Black Board

Handmade name tag

Get your kids to prepare their own name tags for school, this will make a great initiative for them. A truly easy project, and you can from this simple idea make many other name tags that are even more beautiful and more creative than the one I made for you.

Supplies Needed:

Black construction paper
Red construction paper
White pen
1 small coloring pencil
2 small crayons
Laminating film


Cut a 6*8 cm rectangle from the black construction paper.
Cut a 6*8 cm red rectangle and empty the inside by cutting a 4*7 cm rectangle.
Glue the red rectangle over the black to make the frame.
Using the white pen, write on your black board.
Write your child's name and grade.
Wrap the name tag with laminating film.
Decorate it with the small coloring pencil and crayons.

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5 Things To Teach Your Child About Riding The Bus

When the time comes for your little one to begin attending school, it can be heart-wrenching to watch his tiny little form clamber up the steps of the massive school bus, knowing that he’s growing up no matter how much you may not want him to. Even though you can’t stop him from getting older, you can help him prepare for this transitional age in his life, starting with what to expect when riding the school bus. There are a wide variety of things that your little scholar should know before he takes his first school bus ride, but these five are among the most important.
  1. What to Do if the Bus Is Late – While the system governing school transportation is usually an efficient and effective one, it’s important for parents and kids to understand that the system is run by human beings, who are not infallible. Buses can be late, delayed by inclement weather or other situations out of the drivers’ control. A late bus can cause children who are eagerly waiting to return home from school to panic. To prepare your children for this situation, be sure that they know what they should do and who they should contact to notify them of the situation.  Instill in them the notion that the most important thing to do is follow the instructions of their teachers and school administrators until the bus arrives. Almost all schools will have a contingency plan in place for just such an event, but your child needs to know that he will be taken care of and that the event, while new and scary to him, is one that the school staff is trained to handle.
  2. Pay Attention At All Stops – Very few experiences that your child has on the bus are as disconcerting as realizing that their stop has been passed and that they’re now in unfamiliar territory. While many drivers will keep in mind that a very young, inexperienced rider could be distracted by socializing and the novelty of riding a school bus, most will only wait so long to see if a child is present for their stop before heading to the next. Sleeping children are particularly difficult for a driver to see, so your child should be taught the importance of paying attention, staying awake, and getting off at the right stop.
  3. How to Follow the Rules – Though some rules can seem unnecessarily strict to young children, your child should understand that those rules are in place to protect him and ensure his safety, as well as the safety of others. Shouting, standing up, roughhousing, or otherwise misbehaving can cause him to be subjected to disciplinary action up to and including suspension of bus privileges. Your child’s school will inform you about the rules governing bus behavior and will usually include a dedicated section in the school handbook. Taking the time to go over these rules and ensuring that your child is well-versed in what is and is not allowed when riding the bus can help him avoid any disciplinary problems and ensure a safe riding experience.
  4. General School Bus Safety – Kids should know general bus safety guidelines before their first bus trip to ensure that they don’t inadvertently engage in unsafe behavior. It’s important to teach your child that he should always step away from the curb as the bus is approaching, and should only walk towards it after the bus has come to a complete stop. He should also know that he should never stoop to pick up objects that have fallen under the bus, and that he should only cross the street in front of the bus and at a distance of at least ten feet to ensure that the driver can see him. The small stature and quick movements of younger children make it difficult for drivers to spot them, and also makes it harder for a child to spot oncoming vehicles and other obstacles.
  5. The Dangers of Bullying – Bullying is a very serious problem, and it’s one that often occurs in the raucous environment of the school bus. Because bus drivers can have difficulty hearing everything that’s being said to an individual child over the collective din of many little voices, you simply cannot rely on the bus driver’s ability to detect and prevent bullying. Your child should understand the dangers of being a bully themselves, and know what to do if they’re the victim of bullying from other children on the bus. Letting him know that he can always tell an adult about any problems that he’s having or difficulties he’s forced to endure on the school bus is very important, because he may feel as if he has nowhere to turn if he becomes a target of school bus bullies.
To get children prepared for their first trip on the school bus, role play various scenarios and talk about what to expect from the trip. Be sure to include everything from boarding the bus, to paying attention at each stop, to exiting the bus safely, and everything that could happen in between.

Thank you Molly Cunningham for sharing.

Family Fun Craft: Aluminum Robot

aluminum robot craft

Supplies Needed

Square box for the body
2 plastic cups for the feet
1 plastic cup and 1 plastic bowl for the head and neck
2 googly eyes
2 straws for the ears
Aluminum foil
Red construction paper for the mouth
Crayons for the decoration


Wrap the square box, cups, bowl and straws with aluminum foil. 
Glue both feet, head and ears in its places.
Make 2 hands with the aluminum foil and stick them into the right place.
Decorate the head with googly eyes and a red triangle for the mouth.
Your kid can draw designs all over the robot's body using crayons or markers.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back To School Cute Hairstyles

Two Braided Tails
Ponytail with bangs

High Pony Tail
Side Pony Tail

Two Ponytails
Braided Mermaid Tail

One Braid
Milkmaid Braid

Double Braided Ponytails
Start with two braided tails and finish with one braid.

Parted Sideway hair
4 Braided Tail

Flowered Tail

I picked those 13 cute hairstyles for you to check them out, I bet your daughter would love to have a different style every day. And to decorate her hair with lovely accessories, I chose few of Claire's beautiful hair clips and barrettes for you to purchase right from my blog. Enjoy your shopping!

All Tied Up Hair Clip All Tied Up Hair Clip
Clip in this bow and instantly dress up your 'do. From your fave LBD to your picture-perfect party dress, this clip tops off your look.

Double Lily Glitter Hair Clip Double Lily Glitter Hair Clip
Add some fresh style to your fave sundress. These flower clips look great worn together or on their own.

6 Butterfly Barrette Set 6 Butterfly Barrette Set
Six multicolored sequin butterfly barrettes featuring plaid print. Clip closure.

Polka Dot Bow Barrette Polka Dot Bow Barrette
A polka dot print adorns this fabric bow barrette. Hinged snap closure.

Light As Air Bow Barrette Light As Air Bow Barrette
A polka dot print adorns this fabric bow barrette. Hinged snap closure.

Hello Kitty Barrette Set Hello Kitty Barrette Set
Set of four barrettes featuring Hello Kitty accents. Snap closure.

Light As Air Bow Barrette Light As Air Bow Barrette
A polka dot print adorns this fabric bow barrette. Hinged snap closure.

Metallic Snap Barrette Set Metallic Snap Barrette Set
Metallic stars accent this set of six snap barrettes.

Striped Bow Barrette Set Striped Bow Barrette Set
Six striped bow barrettes complete this charming set.

6 Pair Pink, Blue and Black Snap Barrettes 6 Pair Pink, Blue and Black Snap Barrettes
Six pairs of snap barrettes with polka dot design.

Hello Kitty Snap Barrettes Set Hello Kitty Snap Barrettes Set
Set of six multicolored snap barrettes featuring Hello Kitty design.

Animal Friends Felt Barrettes Set of 6 Animal Friends Felt Barrettes Set of 6
Adorable felt animals adorn these fun hair clips. Snap closure.

3 Pair Heart Hair Barrettes 3 Pair Heart Hair Barrettes
Three pairs of adorable sequin heart hair barrettes.

Flights of Color Hair Streak Clips Flights of Color Hair Streak Clips
A butterfly 'do is so you! Clip in color-packed braids for wow-'em hair flair in a snap.

Ribbon Bow Clips Ribbon Bow Clips
Go prep with these bow hair clips. They make smart, preppy accents when worn with a basic cardi and casual flats.

Flower Hair Clips Set Flower Hair Clips Set
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