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The Weekly Peek: November 8, 2011

Issue 23
Quick tips, recipes, & more for moms on the run. Email, follow us @peekaboomomny.


Pom Salad
Watch below for a quick salad and learn how to get pomegranate seeds out of the fruit easily. 

Main Ingredients:

Watercress, pecans, pomegranate seeds. 


Bloomin' Onion Bread  


You have to check out this recipe...  from "the girl who ate everything". It's delicious. So is the bloomin' pizza bread.  Thanks, Christy


Shopping Bag

Six uses for songs with little kids 

Watch the video below to see how we use songs in our family:  
songs for kids video



Finding the best kids Apps 

Most of our kids are fascinated by technology and want to play all the latest games and apps. Maybe you're tempted to pass the iPhone back to your kid when you are stuck in traffic or in an interminable line.  The problem is knowing which apps are worthwhile, and taking the time to find the jewels. 

Mind Leap does that for you.  They point you to apps that are both educational and entertaining for kids in grades PreK-Middle School.  Apps are organized by grade level and subject (math, science, language arts, music...).  And the company was started by a good friend of mine, so please check it out & pass it along...  




Today it was the 5:30-6:30pm hour - made even worse by the time change. I was attempting to make dinner for me & my husband, as I din't get to it earlier in the day.  I thought since I had fed, bathed, read stories and fed the kids again (more goldfish and Cheerios, please, Mom....) that they could play nicely by themselves for fifteen minutes before Dad got home. Nope... as I was basically burning the sauteeing onions on the stove, one was begging for more milk, one wanted me to help her in the bathroom and the baby was standing on the kids table crying because he knows how to climb up but can't get down!  Chaos. So many needs to be met at once.  I love them all, but this was definitely the bewitching hour and a point in the day where I really have to try hard to remain patient and calm.  



I love seeing the kids memories in action - whether it's memorizing the Pledge of Allegiance or learning a new word like, "actually".  

Today I was telling our four year old that we were going to have to get up early on Thursday for our big trip to New York.  She said matter-of-factly, "Oh, like when we went to St. Thomas with Nanny and Grandy?" - Yes, exactly - but that was about 12 months ago... how do they remember this stuff?   


Fear less, hope more...
... eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, love more, and all good things will be yours. ~ Swedish Proverb