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Puffed Rice Pumpkins

Mommy Crusader Cooking and Recipes, Family Fun, Holidays 4 Comments

Ever find that special food that reminds you of feeling loved? These puffed rice pumpkins are that food for me during Halloween time. When I was a little girl, my Grandmother’s house was my favorite house to go Trick-or-Treating at. She always seemed so pleased to see me all dressed up in my costume. My Grandmother didn’t live in my …

There are so many ways to make a family garden. This year I've started my garden for $50. Here's how to make an inexpensive upcycled family garden.

How to make an Inexpensive Upcycled Family Garden

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun, Holidays 2 Comments

Putting in a family garden has been a long-standing family tradition and is something I love doing. During World War II, the family garden was called a victory garden because it allowed more of the country’s resources to be devoted to feeding and outfitting those in the military. Not only is the family garden a tradition, it is a very …

Gratitude is a skill that needs to be taught, and taught when chidlren are young. Here are four keys to teaching toddlers gratitude.

Four Keys to Teaching Toddlers Gratitude

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Holidays, Parenting 16 Comments

Gratitude, it seems, doesn’t come naturally to young children. They are born completely helpless, and honestly, completely selfish. This makes sense. Their very survival depends on their needs being met. So, of course, they are self-centered. However, teaching toddlers gratitude can be done, if certain keys are followed. First of all, it is very important to model an attitude of …

Christmas can be an overwhelming experience for toddlers. Here are some ways for helping toddlers survive Christmas.

Helping Toddlers Survive Christmas

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Holidays 2 Comments

Christmas is a magical time of year. There’s the hustle and bustle of going to see Santa or the Nutcracker ballet. There are family and friends to visit, get-togethers, work parties, and church parties to attend. Not to mention the goodies, the lights on the Christmas tree, and all the pretty packages waiting to be unwrapped. Christmas is toddler over-stimulation …

This Roll-A-Santa preschool activity is such an egaging, educational, and entertaining activity. We were playing and laughing all morning.

Roll-A-Santa Preschool Activity

Mommy Crusader Christmas, Family Fun, Holidays, Kids Crafts, Preschool Units 2 Comments

It’s not often that I’m more excited than my preschoolers to participate in an activity. But, as I was preparing this Roll-A-Santa preschool activity, I could barely contain my excitement. This was going to be so much fun, was all I could think over and over as I set up our game. Our game was going to teach so many …

Some Christmas cards have more sentenmental value than others. These Chrsitmas card scenes make a great way to save and present them.

Christmas Card Scenes

Mommy Crusader Christmas, Holidays, Kids Crafts, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Kid Created Christmas Ornament I was going through some of the beautiful Christmas cards we received last year, and the year before, and I ran across some from my Grandparents. I lost all my Grandparents within 18 months of each other, and seeing their greetings, handwriting, and love again was a sweet and emotional experience for me. I wanted a …

The Gift Giver is an amazing Christmas story every family will love, and the lamb ornament craft is a fun way to bring the book to life.

The Gift Giver

Mommy Crusader Christmas, Family Fun, Holidays, Winter Crafts 0 Comments

Book Review and Craft There’s a new Christmas book every family needs to have in the library. It’s called “The Gift Giver”. This fantastic book is the story of how Santa Claus got his start. This sweet, emotionally real, and spiritual take on the Santa Claus story is not only refreshing, but also immensely enjoyable. *I received a copy of …

With the gift giving season upon us, it can be difficult to find something for young boys. Here is my holiday gift guide for boys ages 4 to 6.

Holiday Gift Guide for boys ages 4 to 6

Mommy Crusader Christmas, Christmas Gifts, Holidays 2 Comments

Our middle child is an energetic young Kindergartener. He loves building and creating things. He also loves reverse engineering things too. He is super active and loves all types of sports. He can turn anything into a jungle gym – including my front room furniture. He is intensely curious about the world around him and right now is fixated on anything Pokemon. If you have a boy like this, then I hope this holiday gift guide for boys ages 4 to 6, will be helpful this season.