Meal Plan Sept 3-9th & Last Week’s Menu

With the kids back in school I’ve been able to get back on schedule with planning out our meals for the week. It’s something about summer time that my schedule gets totally thrown off.Does that happen to you?Well, I’m glad to be back on track.

In the video I’m sharing today (I love doing videos), I’m sharing our meal plan for this week as well as last week’s menu.Hopefully, you can get some ideas on what to cook for your family.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Aldi, Food 4 Less, Dollar Tree, Gordon Food…

Today I’m sharing a collective grocery haul from a few different stores. Thankfully I have been having some energy and today my hot flash didn’t interrupt my shopping. Video is down below and don’t forget to head over to my youtube channel to subscribe.

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Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Pregnancy Update Week 26

Hello everyone. Today I’m sharing my 26 week pregnancy update. Thankfully I’ve regained some energy and been able to get some things accomplished around the house. Last week I began and almost completed redecorating my daughter’s room too. She’ll be sharing her room with the new baby when he or she gets a little older.

Hope you enjoy my update and chat with you later.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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KOHL Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago

I was invited to visit the Kohl Children’s Museum. All opinions in this post are my own.

 

Are We There Yet

Recently my family and I were invited to visit the Kohl Children’s Museum here in the Chicagoland area.Now, we set out to go and spend the day there with our youngest daughter and we didn’t let her know where we were going until we got there.Literally she didn’t know where we were going until she read the museum sign and even then she was still a bit confused.

Imagination Run WILD!

The Kohl Children’s Museum is filled with exploratory, imaginative and stimulating activities for children of multiple ages.My only regret is not bringing along one of my daughter’s friends so she can have someone to join in on all the activities they had there for the kids.

The first place Jala explored in this indoor museum was the Adventures in Art center.

Art in Adventures

Located in the art center was a large variety of art supplies and stations in the center where they can create their very own art masterpiece. Jala made a birthday card to send to her big sister in New York.

 

Our next stop was the SpotHero Car Garage where Jala was able to go through a car wash simulation and play at many other automotive stations.

SpotHero Car Garage

We had only visited two of the centers and we already knew getting her out of this place was going to be a problem.This girl was on 10 and keeping up with her excitement as she was torn between which exhibit to go to next.We visited ever single exhibit in the Kohl Children’s Museum and there were many:

Adventures in Art

All About Me

Baby Nursery

City on the Move

Cooperation Station

Habitat Park

Hands On House

Nature Explorers

Pet Vet

Play Café

Powered by Nature

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Sheridan’s Books & Crannies

SpotHero Car Garage

Turtle Rock

Water Works

Whole Foods Market

and more…

But I want to share the two places Jala spent most of her time. Like staying long and going back after she visited every exhibit.One of those exhibits was Whole Foods.It was so funny because as she walked pass this pay phone it began to ring and this was her face wondering who was on the other end. LOL

 

Whole Foods

This kid shopped til she dropped!

The second exhibit that we spent the most time in was the Play Cafe…..She was able to pretend she served us lunch at the cafe, clean and work the register.

Play Cafe

 

 

 

If you’re interested in attending the Kohl Children’s Museum it’s located at 2100 Patriot Blvd. Glenview Il., 60026

Although summer is almost over, I think it’s a great place to take the kids before they go back to school to stimulate their minds for the upcoming school year.With exhibits like Sheridan’s Books & Crannies the kids can take a break, sit back and read any of the multiple books they have there.As well as, you can get some ideas on how to create a reading area in your own home before the school year begins.

Sheridan’s Books & Crannies

A couple exhibits that will help encourage your child’s STEM learning this school year is the Science + You Exhibit and the Water Works Exhibit.

Science + You

 

Water Works

If you and your family visit the Kohl Children’s Museum this year or in the future, you will definitely enjoy it and leave a comment below if you have already visited the museum.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Summer Learning Schedule

We’re all in full swing of summer and so far no one has uttered the words, “I’m bored!”We’ve been trying to stay busy and keeping Jala learning this summer has been going well thus far.I created a Summer Learning Schedule to keep us on task.

If, you haven’t created a schedule yet to stay on task, check out ours and feel free to use it or use as an inspiration to create your own. We’re doing summer learning 4 days a week. The other days are either family time or free time. I wanted to make sure a gave room for spontaneous activities. After all it’s SUMMER!

Another fun activity you can do this summer and during the school year is our Mathematical Block Challenge. A great activity to maintain and increase their math skills over the summer.

So, have you and the kids been staying active this summer with learning activities? Share with us what you’ve been up to in the comments section.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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