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Good Morning, Mommy! Cheers to Friday, where the motto is 'Live like there's no Monday’.

Today’s Mommy scoop:

  • 🌞 Capri Sun Slushy: Chill out

  • 🥔 Potato Latkes: Golden goodness

  • 🎨 Flamingo Handprint Fun

Mom Hack

DIY Capri Sun Slushy

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Mom Hack

Transform a Capri Sun into a delightful slushy by simply freezing it for six hours.

Once frozen, cut the top off, and scoop out with a spoon for a quick and fun treat!

Looking for an activity that will engage and entertain the whole family? Check-out Popcorn Brainstorm! Jokes & Trivia for Kids, the chart-topping Kids & Family podcast from Netflix. Featuring trivia, games and jokes from your kids’ favorite Netflix films and series, Popcorn Brainstorm explores and quizzes listeners on Leo, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, The Dragon Prince, and many others!

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Poll Results From 7/1

How confident are you in managing your child's technology use?

🟨🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️ Very confident (29%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Somewhat confident (42%)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ Not very confident (22%)

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ Not at all confident (7%)

Featured Response 💬 

“My husband (a Director of Technology for a school) does the heavy lifting of setting up filters, research, etc and just teaches me the day to day implementation. I worried about what they were watching on YouTube and YouTube Kids even with our web filter on, so my husband and I decided to block both of those to be on the safe side. We try to allow them more apps that are games and creation apps so that they are doing rather than just watching, but now they all have Disney+ on their tablets. The platform we use to control the tablets allows timers for specific apps and then an overall timer for use of the tablet in a day. That allows me to limit Disney+ and “force” them to use the other apps that involve interaction.”

- Community Mom

It sounds like you and your husband have a great system for managing tech with the kids—those app timers are genius for balancing screen time with interactive play! - Danielle 😊 

Mom’s Menu

🥔 Potato Latkes: A Crispy Delight

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Dive into the crispy, crunchy world of Potato Latkes, a traditional favorite that's perfect for any special gathering, or just a delicious treat!

Why You'll Love It

  • 🌟 Freshly made latkes offer a delightful crunch with a tender inside, making them irresistible.

  • 🍽️ Great as a side dish or a festive treat, and you can involve the kids in the cooking process!

Ingredients 📝

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled

  • 1 onion

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • Applesauce and sour cream for serving

Instructions 👩‍🍳

  1. Grate potatoes and onion, then squeeze out excess moisture.

  2. Mix with egg, flour, salt, and pepper.

  3. Fry spoonfuls in hot oil until golden on both sides.

  4. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.

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Note 📌

Enjoy experimenting with toppings like sour cream or applesauce to find your perfect match!

Full recipe here.

Daily DIY (Kids Edition)

Flamingo Handprint Craft

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Make an adorable flamingo handprint with your kids for a sweet keepsake!

  1. Glue a blue paper strip on white cardstock to represent water.

  2. Trace and cut handprints from pink cardstock and position them for the flamingo's body.

  3. Create the flamingo's neck and head from pink cardstock and attach.

  4. Add details like beaks, googly eyes, and decorate with feathers and pipe cleaners for legs.

A charming and colorful project that's perfect for a crafty day with your little ones! 😊

The tutorial is here.

Mom’s Choice

Foster creativity and versatility in your little artist with this 3-in-1 Standing Easel! 🎨🖌️

Whether they're drawing with chalk, painting, or doodling on the dry erase board, this easel is adjustable and grows with your child, providing years of artistic fun.

3-in-1 Standing Easel - Chalk Board

  • Versatile: Includes a chalkboard, dry erase board, and clips for paper.

  • Adjustable: Easel legs adjust to suit growing children.

  • Organized: Comes with storage trays and cups for art supplies, keeping everything tidy.

Game

Parenting Pop Quiz

At what age do most children begin to run?
(Answer below)

A) 6 months

B) 12 months

C) 18-24 months

D) 3 years

E) As soon as they figure out you’re heading to the diaper station

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Answer

C) 18-24 months