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Tanay Howard

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55 Elementary Level Books Perfect for Black History Month

February is Black History month and since my little is beginning to read, I spent some time scouring the web for books that he would be able to read on his level. Finding books that test his comprehension while giving words he recognizes is super important to me. While I generally strive to have books in our library with characters that look like him, I haven’t been the best with sharing historical books with him. In February we are striving to read something that highlights and celebrates black culture everyday/night and I compiled this great list elementary level black history books so you don’t have to spend a million years searching like I did. I did my best to ensure the reading level increases by grade the further you scroll down the list.

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0 In Disney/ Travel

How To Handle Your Child’s Anxiety at Disney World

The most magical place on earth does not come without stress. We just came back from a trip to Disney in October and I slowly realized that we had to go about navigating our trips a little differently. While neither of my boys have been diagnosed with anxiety by a doctor, they do have anxious tendencies. Going into that situation completely unprepared can make for a stressful situation for both parent and child. If you are planning a trip to the parks, here is some useful information on how to handle anxiety at Disney World.

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5 Reasons Your Kids Will Love Celebrating a Birthday at The Kartrite Resort

You probably already know this but my family LOVES the waterpark. My children think they can swim (should probably enroll them in some lessons) and they take any opportunity they can to get in the waterpark. When it comes to birthdays, we haven’t done a party since RJ turned 2. We love to travel and my kids love new experiences. They honestly are happy just being in a hotel but we try to give them experiences that will create tons of memories. So when the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark opened up earlier this year, we knew we had to get there. And let me tell you, birthdays are an absolutely amazing time to do it! Here is why you should consider spending your birthday at The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark.

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0 In life

Nearly 100 Easy to Make Christmas Treats Worth Trying

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! You guys loved my roundup of Halloween snacks and lets face it, Christmas is prime baking season. So I worked hard to compile an even bigger list of nearly 100 Christmas treats that were worth a try. From Christmas cookies, to reindeer treats, these snacks are easy to make and super cute! I cannot wait to get my bake on for the holidays. And I love that there are ideas here that even my boys (2 and 5) can help create. Let’s get this roundup started shall we?

Reindeer Treats

Kit Kat Reindeer Treats

Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones

Semi-Homemade Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Oreo Pops

Rice Krispie Treat Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer Pops

Easy Reindeer Bark

Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies

Peanut Butter Rudolph Cookies

Rudolph Cupcakes

Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Cones

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Fruit Platter

Christmas Tree Snacks

Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Trees

Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies

Chocolate Covered Christmas Tree Oreos

Snowmen

Snowman Cupcakes

Christmas Cheeseball Snowman

Snowman Pretzels

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Frosted Snowmen on a Stick

Adorable Sweet Snowmen Treats

Snowman Poop and Reindeer Poop

Snowman Pudding Pie

Cookies, Pies and Pretzels

Festive Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Sugar Cookies

Candy Pretzel Sticks

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Iced Sugar Cookies

Gingerbread Spice Cookies

Blue Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Gingerbread Holly Cookies

No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Frosted Graham Crackers

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

No Bake Oreo Balls

Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies

Grinch Snowball Cookies

Oreo Polar Bear Cookies

Christmas Mickey Sugar Cookies

Nutter Butter Penguin Cookies

Frosty’s Hats

Cinnamon Bear Cookies

Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies

No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies

Raspberry Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites

Brownies, Fudge and Chocolate Bark

No Bake Mint Chocolate Creme de Menthe Bars

Easy Reindeer Bark

Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge

Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bark

Gingerbread Holiday Fudge

Penguin Brownies

Mint Chocolate Bark

Oreo Peppermint Bark

Christmas Brownies

Gluten Free, Vegan and Allergy Free Recipes

Gluten Free and Vegan Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Soft Frosted Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Sweet Patties

Vegan Shortbread with Chocolate Vegan Ganache

*please check the individual recipe and know your dietary restrictions before consuming*

Snack Mix, Puppy Chow and Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Grinch Popcorn

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Christmas Puppy Chow

Christmas Crunch Popcorn

Chex Mix Christmas Crack

Candy, Cupcakes and Other Fun

Mickey & Minnie Christmas Donuts

Candy Cane Lollipops

Rice Krispies Ornaments

North Pole Cupcakes

Instant Pot Cranberry Cornbread Jingle Bells

Christmas Popcorn Balls

Santa’s Candy Sleigh

Easiest Ever Mince Pies

Christmas Chocolate Cupcakes

Gingerbread Boy Pops

Santa Hat Jello

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats

Snowman Cupcakes

Candy Cane Reindeer Pops

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

The Best Gingerbread House Recipe

So there you have it! Theres enough on this list to keep you busy all season long. Make some for yourself, to give out for snacks, and some to leave for Santa. What’s your favorite holiday treat? Do you bake for Christmas? Which recipe are you going to try first?

0 In Disney/ Entertainment

Frozen 2 is an Epic Love Story in More Ways Than One

In between walking the red carpet at the world premiere and the magical after party, we got to be some of the first to see Frozen 2. Elsa is my girl, and after seeing trailers all year I was more than ready to see how these sisters were going to shake up Arendelle. I think the general consensus from most people has been that the trailers for Frozen 2 make the movie seem extremely dark. And while I think Frozen 2 definitely visited some more mature themes than the first, the movie for the most part is still friendly enough for the smaller little ones. Before I get into my Frozen 2 review, check out the full trailer below:

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