Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mummy Meatloaf: Halloween Dinner

I am really looking forward to our Halloween dinner tonight. On the menu is Mummy Meatloaf and Mashed potatoes with a side of peas! Here is how we made our spooky meat mummy:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Easy Halloween Craft: Mini Marshmallow Ghosts

We have been pretty busy with decorating our lawn and house for Halloween. Knowing how much my kids like to do crafts I was happy to find a simple craft to do tonight while we waited for dinner to cook. 

The best part was we only technically needed three things to make it.  

Glue, paper and marshmallows were easily transformed into spooky ghosts, however we opted to also use some neat stickers and rub on transfers I found on clearance at the drug store.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Help your kids celebrate International Walk (Or Bike) To School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9

Did you walk to school as a child? According to statistics, in 1970, more than half of all elementary school students ages 6-11 walked to school. By 2006, only 15 percent were walking to school.

I remember walking to school as a child, starting in Kindergarten. Flash forward to the present and the line-up of vehicles at elementary schools sure shows that more kids arrive at school on a bus or their parents vehicles. Shocked by this trend, a group called the Partnership for a Walkable America started National Walk to School Day in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. In 2000, the event became international with the UK, Canada joined with the US for the 1stInternational Walk to School Day.