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How to Keep Kids Safe in a Parking Lot

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"You do not find the happy life. You make it."

- Camilla Eyring Kimball

Morning, Mommy! Here's to another Monday where we wear our superhero capes under our clothes—mostly because we forgot to do laundry.

Today’s Mommy scoop:

  • 🚗 Car Safety Spot Sticker

  • 🍏 Apple Applesauce Muffins

  • 🧵 DIY Tassel Time: Craft and Cash

Mom Hack

Car Safety Spot Sticker

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Mom Hack

To keep an older child safe while you're busy loading or unloading the car, use a "safety spot" sticker.

Place this sticker on a part of your car where your child can wait.

You can make your own with a large sticker or opt for a specialized Parking Pal magnet.

Goodbye Meal Kits, Hello Hungryroot

Hungryroot is a grocery and recipe delivery service that supports any health needs you and your family might have. Whether you’re looking to incorporate a gut-friendly diet, just trying to eat healthy, or anything in between, Hungryroot makes achieving your goals on your terms easy.

Browse the thousands of groceries and recipes available each week, or have Hungryroot curate a delivery made just for you and your family based on your preferences. Save hours planning, shopping, and cooking each week. Plus pick one free item for life.

Mom's Mic: This Week’s Poll 🎤 

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Poll Results From 7/8

What's your biggest challenge when it comes to family budgeting?

🟨🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️ Grocery spending (21%)

🟨🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️ Childcare expenses (19%)

🟨🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️ Saving for the future (21%)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ Managing unexpected expenses (13%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Cutting down on non-essentials (26%)

Featured Response 💬 

“Childcare expenses is our biggest cost but at least it’s expected. Saving for the future is the one that is most confusing how to do not knowing what we’ll need. I chose childcare because I think it impacts our spending habits the most, whether we can afford to travel or have a night out for dinner etc.”

- Community Mom

I totally get it—childcare costs can feel like a mountain, and saving for the future is like trying to hit a moving target; it's tough to balance it all while still squeezing in a bit of fun! - Danielle 😊 

Mom’s Menu

🍏 Apple Applesauce Muffins

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Get ready to double down on deliciousness with these Apple Applesauce Muffins, a sweet treat perfect for any apple aficionado!

Why You'll Love It

  • 🍏 Packed with fresh apples and applesauce for a moist and flavorful bite.

  • 🌿 Made with healthier swaps like honey and buttermilk, they're a guilt-free snack for any time of day.

Ingredients 📝

  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)

Instructions 👩‍🍳

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In another bowl, mix applesauce, buttermilk, honey, egg, and vanilla.

  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, fold in chopped apples.

  5. Fill muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Note 📌

These muffins are fantastic for those looking for a less sugary option.

They're great for breakfast, snacks, or even a light dessert!

Full recipe here.

Daily DIY (Mom Side Hustle)

DIY Tassel Pillow Cover

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Craft your own stylish tassel pillow cover, perfect for updating your home decor or selling in your online shop!

  1. Cut fabric to match the pillow insert size.

  2. Sew around the edges, leaving an opening for the insert.

  3. Create tassels using yarn and cardboard, then attach to each corner.

  4. Insert the pillow form and sew the opening closed.

This project is great for adding a chic touch to any room or as a unique product for your Etsy store! 😊

The tutorial is here.

Mom’s Choice

Moms, meet Libby, your new digital best friend for reading! 📖 

Libby is a FREE app that lets you borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your local library, all from the comfort of your home or on the go.

Perfect for those moments when you can finally sit down and unwind, or for keeping the kids engaged with reading.

Libby App (FREE Audiobooks)

  • Convenient: Borrow books anytime, anywhere on your phone or tablet.

  • Cost-effective: Completely free with your library card; no more buying books.

  • Variety: Offers a vast selection of titles for both you and your kids to enjoy.

Game

Mama Knows Best: True or False?

Having a pet in the home can increase a child's risk of developing asthma.
(Answer below)

A) True

B) False

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Answer

B) False. Exposure to pets early in life is actually linked to a lower risk of developing allergies and asthma.