Bake with your Toddler…and ENJOY it!

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Baking with a toddler…..does that sentence make you cringe? Don’t worry…you are not alone! It can be messy and quite frankly..you may not come out with anything edible. BUT… baking or cooking with your toddler is a great way to build many skills! It is a fantastic learning opportunity and it is a blast!! Not to mention, it is a great excuse to make some yummy treats!!! I LOVE this Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch! There is not better time than the Holidays to start teaching them some important and memorable skills in the kitchen! With these quick tips you will be well on your way to baking or cooking with your toddler and enjoying it!!!

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How To Be Prepared For a Family Emergency

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Over the past few weeks, my family has gone through a few very unpredictable events. It has made life a bit harder and quite a bit more crazy! (Hence, the hiatus from the blog world for a few weeks- thanks for hangin’ in there with me!)

It can seem near impossible to be prepared for a family emergency or small crisis. Being admitted to the hospital a few weeks ago, was quite the ordeal for my little family. But, being prepared with these few tips made life a whole lot easier!  By being prepared you can take a lot of stress off yourself and off your children. Having stressed children can cause new problem behaviors, returning problem behaviors, tantrums, depression, anxiety etc. Prevent the majority of these feelings and issues with these simple tips.  These tips are also great to use while getting ready for a new baby and planning for the big day.

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Rules for FANTASTIC Phone Photos [For the Busy Mama!]

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Hello there all you beautiful Momma’s! My name is Sandra Escareno and I am the owner of Ignite Artistry

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I am a Lifestyle and Portrait photographer in northern Utah; but mostly I am a mom! I am in charge of 4 amazing and wild little humans who happen to be my favorite subjects to photograph!

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So obviously, when Alexandra contacted me to write a guest post on photography tips for Moms, I was super stoked!

My original thoughts were to tell you how to work the settings on your camera to get the best photos possible…but then…I dropped my camera in Yellowstone half way through my amazing family vacation!

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10 of the BEST Disneyland Food Copycats!

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In honor of Disney’s 60th Anniversary this year, we are going to celebrate with 10 of the BEST Disney copycat recipes! I can’t wait  to add scrumptious Disney foods to my menu at home! One of the absolute BEST parts of Disney Land (besides the rides) is all the scrumptious food! Here are 10 of the BEST! Mmmmm…..Get ready to slobber!

Homemade Disney Dole Whips 

If you have not had the chance to try Disney’s Dole Whips your life has not been completed. The first time I tried these was outside the “Enchanted Tiki Room” in the Magic Kingdom. I crave them ALL the time! And this homemade recipe does NOT disappoint!

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Lick ’em and Stick ’em [Homemade Stickers]

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I LOVE stickers! For so many reasons! They are fun, they are great motivators, they teach numbers, letters, counting, etc… the list goes on and on! But, the one downside to stickers is that they can go fast! Especially if you have a sticker lover in the house! Well, problem solved! This recipe for homemade stickers is SO simple and quick! And, I bet you have everything you need right there in your house!

What you need:

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2 Parts Elmers Glue
1 Part Distilled White Vinegar
Paint Brush
Pictures (Magazine cutouts, newspaper cutouts, pictures of your kids etc…)

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