Hi everybody! It’s been so long since I’ve hopped on to do a post. There’s a reason for that, which will hopefully be in my next post and will reveal my personal word for 2016. Do you choose a word to define your year? This is my first time, and I’m excited to share it with you…even if it is almost February!
One of my goals in 2016 is to definitely come up with new recipes for all of you, specifically some week night dinner ideas. We all know that week night meals can be overwhelming, so I want the meals or sides to be easy and nutritious.
First up this year, is a recipe for simple Sweet Potato Fries. I LOVE sweet potatoes, and they are so good for you. This could be a kid-friendly side and maybe a new way to get sweet potatoes in those little bellies.
We love books in this house! I read to my kids every day, and they love new stories. Superman is 6 now, but when he was even 4 months I began reading him books. Little did I know that books would become such an important and useful part of our food allergy journey. For kids, books are a fun way to educate, encourage, and even share with friends. We started with books like The Bugabees and the No Biggie Bunch, but now there’s a new character on the block and his name is HumFree!
It teaches kids they aren’t alone. HumFree can’t land on flowers that are yellow or blue, but once he learns how his cousin avoids certain flowers, he gains his confidence back!
The illustrations. The artwork in this book is fabulous! The illustrations are both whimsical and cartoon-like at the same time, making HumFree come alive. The pages look like they came straight out of a movie!
The rhyming phrases. Kids love rhyming books! Rhymes are great for teaching because the phrases are easy to remember. The catchy phrases stick in your memory and make it fun to read over and over.
The storyline and message. I love that this story is all about teaching kids that it’s important and easy to avoid their allergens, and how to be confident while doing so. The message of inclusion is a sweet, added bonus. There are great Q&A starters in the back of the book to continue the conversation about food allergies. Alison, the author, did a fabulous job putting this whole book together.
If you’re looking to add a book to your home collection, this is the book for you. I promise this cute story is worth it! Get your copy here!
(*I was not paid to write this review, but I did receive one book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.)