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I am blessed to have a mother-in-law that truly cares and is extremely active in my children’s lives. We live a whole province away from her, but we see each other as often as we can. My 6-year-old was her very first grandchild and he loves her so very much. They Skype daily and his face lights up when he takes about his Nama. And at times, he reminds me how much better Nama makes his food than I do.
One of his newly discovered favourites are smoothies. On one of her more recent visits, my mother-in-law made the children smoothies for breakfast. Her main ingredient was almond milk, which was something I had heard a lot about, but never tried. The end result? Well, let’s just say my son still talks about how yummy Nama’s smoothies were. He even loved the almond milk in a glass to drink, which surprised me considering how picky he can be about his beverages.
Amore has recently launched their Amore Almond + Dairy Beverage, which is available in original and vanilla flavours. It brings together the awesomeness of dairy with the creamy/nutty taste of roasted almonds. Best of all, it is a source of calcium and Vitamin D, just to mention a few! It is so very important that my children get calcium and I was surprised to see that Amore has 50% more calcium per serving than milk does. In a given day, I can think of so many times I use milk and this is a fabulous substitute. I haven’t tried it in my tea yet, but I bet it will be yum overload!
Since I love to bake, I was extremely excited to see that Amore even has a Recipe Section filled with fabulous pairings to try with Amore Almond + Dairy! I found myself drooling just looking through all the yummy recipe ideas!
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Disclosure: My 3 Little Kittens did receive a DVD for review purposes. All opinions are honest & that of My 3 Little Kittens.
I absolutely love Disney movies. I can remember how much I always looked forward to Disney movies as a child. I now share that fondness with my own children. One of my absolutely all-time favourite Disney movies is The Little Mermaid. So I was so excited to see that Return to the Sea as well as Ariel’s Beginning were available together in a 2 Movie Collection!
I had seen both movies previously, but got to share them with my daughter for the first time. She is only 4 years old, but already has Ariel as her favourite Disney Princess! The best part for me was the fact that Jodi Benson, who is the original voice of Ariel, also does her voice for both movies. I always notice immediately when a character’s voice is done by a different voice talent, so it was awesome to have Ariel’s voice be the very same in all her movies.
The Little Mermaid 2 Movie Collection The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
All of your favorite characters from The Little Mermaid continue their adventures in this enchanting sequel to one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Even though her parents tell her merpeople and Atlantica are just “old fish tales,” Ariel’s daughter, Melody, dreams of being part of that magical world. In an unforgettable story that will take your breath away, all the good creatures on the land and under the sea must join forces to show Melody that both her worlds can live in perfect harmony.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
One of Disney’s most beloved characters reveals the extraordinary events that led up to her transformation into a princess! Long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric’s heart, she was one of seven beloved daughters of powerful King Triton. But times were troubled in the underwater kingdom – and music was banned! In this magical adventure, Ariel, her fun-loving sisters, and her loyal friends Sebastian and Flounder strive to bring music and friendship back to Atlantica. Featuring breathtaking animation – and some thrilling surprises – The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is an enchanting tale you’ll share with your family again and again!
Thanks to my love for Pinterest, I am always finding new and exciting recipes that I just have to try out! So when I woke up one morning way too early for my own good, I decided to try a breakfast recipe that my whole family would enjoy. I ended up choosing French Breakfast Muffins because you can never go wrong with a delicious muffin. I also coated them with cinnamon & sugar for a result that was absolute perfection!
You will need:
Sugar – 1/2 cup
All-Purpose Flour – 1 & 1/2 cups
Salt – 1/8 teaspoon
Nutmeg – 1/4 teaspoon
Baking Powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons
Egg – 1
Milk – 1/2 cup
Butter – 1/3 cup (melted)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Next, add egg, milk and butter. Mix together until blended (batter will still be lumpy).
3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and bake 20-25 minutes.
For this recipe, I ended up using my Wilton 6 Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan to make jumbo muffins instead of the standard size. If you decide to use a standard muffin pan, you will easily come out with 12 muffins.
Once out of the oven, roll each muffin in melted butter and coat with cinnamon & sugar mixture (1/2 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon). These muffins are very hearty and not the standard “light as air” texture, so they are very filling and delicious! Enjoy ♥
Disclosure: As a Brand Ambassador with PTPA and Hasbro, I received compensation for my participation. However, all opinions expressed on this blog are my very own.
My children love toys. However, many toys are stuffed away in the toy box, never to be seen again, after only a short period of use. In reality, the toy box is often a graveyard for all the toys that couldn’t hold my child’s attention for more than a few hours at best. Those are the toys I try to avoid. I want my children to not only get a good amount of use from their toys, but also benefit in some way from playing with them. So with Christmas only a few weeks away, I am already on the lookout for the best of the must-have toys this season!
Playskool ShowCam is a Must Have Toy this Holiday!
My son has been enjoying the Playskool ShowCam
for a couple months now and it still tons of fun for him. Thanks to the ShowCam, he is able to be his own photographer and projection specialist. I no longer have to worry about hundreds of random photos on my iPod because he is able to do it all with his own camera. Plus, there are super fun animations, which allow my son to turn any photo into a fun time photo.
Another awesome feature is that the Playskool ShowCam has some really fun sounds when using the fun animations. I personally love the kitty meow it makes when using the cat face animation. Plus, it is very durable and made to withstand a lot, which is great considering children tend to drop things. Since it also projects the photos my son takes, he is able to share his photography with the whole family and we don’t have to all huddle looking into a little camera window either, which is a huge bonus!
The Playskool ShowCam is also a PTPA Winner, which makes it a holiday must-have for sure!
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When it comes to my children, their safety is my first priority. I am a very protective mom, because I know what lies outside our home. The world can be a very scary and dangerous place, especially for children. I realize that I can’t be with my children every minute of the day, but anything to help give me peace of mind is a blessing.
*For iOS and Andriod users, peace of mind has now arrived in the form of React Mobile. This ingenius app allows you to turn your smartphone, or your child’s, into a powerful lifeline. With just the push of a button, you activate the SOS alert system, which then sends out an alert to family, friends and the authorities. Best of all, users are automatically prompted to dial 9-1-1 if they trigger an SOS alert.The Follow-Me feature also allows friends and family to track a user’s location in real-time, which is seriously awesome. My children are too young at this point to carry a cell, but I know I will be adding this app the moment they are old enough to have one!
Give Peace of Mind this Holiday with React Mobile!
My husband carries a smartphone and with him going back to university in January, I will be downloading this app to his phone. So many times I have found myself worried about him when he goes after dark to the campus library or has late-night clinical sessions at the hospital. How nice it will be to know where he is and not have to text him impatiently for updates.
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