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10 Great Book Club Questions for a Meaningful Discussion
Are you always struggling to come up with book club questions to help guide your group discussion? In one of my past book clubs, we literally ONLY read books that included discussion questions at the end of the book because we wanted to be certain we’d have a meaningful discussion. My current book
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Treasure Hunt Clues for Kids - wondermomwannabe.com
Kids love adventures and these treasure hunt clues for kids are the perfect way to have an adventure at home. You can never have too many activities for kids on hand and these printable clues are super fun! Treasure hunts are great as birthday party activities, but they’re also a lot of fun any
Uses for Newspaper - Wondermom Wannabe
Last week, I shared different uses for plastic grocery bags. This week, I’m taking on another recycling bin occupant–newspapers. You’ve probably tried a lot of these uses for newspaper already, but hopefully you’ll find a few new ideas that will inspire you to think twice before tossing yesterday’s paper. Stuff things
Printable Halloween Coupons for Kids - Wondermom Wannabe
These printable Halloween coupons for kids are a great way to get kids to willingly give up some of their candy.Your kids can trade in candy in exchange for coupons that give them something better — feeling important. Kid coupons are one of my favorite parenting tools. Not only are they free, they allow you to give your kids special privileges without spoiling them.
Carb Cycling: What It Is and Why You Should Be Doing It
/ Carb Cycling: What It Is and Why You Should Be Doing It. Carb Cycling: What It Is and Why You Should Be Doing It This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure. I know you’re busy so I’m not going to send you off to read a bunch of books or hunt down articles. Instead, I’m going to boil down the key points so you can
The Best Homemade Apple Pie - Wondermom Wannabe
This Best Homemade Apple Pie is deceptively simple and oh so satisfying. It’s a dessert that tastes like it’s baked with love, without requiring a lot of time, work or fancy ingredients. As someone who grew up baking desserts that came out of boxes, for years I was too intimidated to attempt a
Other Uses for Dishwasher Pods - Wondermom Wannabe
Did you know there are lots of other uses for dishwasher pods besides cleaning dishes? I recently figured this out when I goofed and ended up with a huge supply. On my last Sam’s Club run, I decided to go ahead and try a different brand of dishwasher detergent because the off-brand was $5 cheaper
How to Clean, Store and Chop Fresh Herbs: 3 Important Tips
If you love the look, smell and flavor of fresh herbs, it’s important to know how to keep them. Here are some tips for how to clean, store and chop fresh herbs you really need to know.. Fresh herbs are probably the most aromatic organic thing in your garden.
Consequence Jar with Free Printable Consequences
/ Consequence Jar with Free Printable Consequences. Consequence Jar with Free Printable Consequences This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure. Published on February 8, 2013. For your convenience, I have created several consequences that you can print off and use. I have also included two pages of blank ones so you can
The Best Monthly Book Club Subscriptions
My very favorite way to find new books is through monthly book club subscriptions. There are so many different types of monthly book club subscriptions to choose from that it’s easy to find one tailored to my reading taste. Plus, it’s a good way for not-so-avid readers to stick to a reading schedule of one to two books per month.
Fall Bingo - Wondermom Wannabe
It is always fun to go down to the local VFW for some bingo. Playing bingo at home can also be fun. I love themed bingo cards and this fall bingo is beautiful. One thing about playing bingo at home is that you can stick to a party theme with your bingo cards and decor. There are lots of ways to mark
Reward Jar with Free Printable Rewards - Wondermom Wannabe
A while back, I shared my family’s Consequence Jar. It was one of my parenting go-to’s for discipline for minor infractions like forgetting to hang up a backpack or wipe off the table after dinner. It helped me avoid nagging my kids constantly and because I threw in some funny consequences, it
Fun Thanksgiving Games for the Entire Family
Or print off this Fall Scavenger Hunt and try to check off all the items as a family. Turkey Trot Game. If you have younger children who might be too small for a game of touch football, try this Turkey Trot game. Use a stuffed animal (ideally, a turkey) for each team. You can also use footballs or even crumpled paper bags.
Best Gifts for College Students - Wondermom Wannabe
You’ve sent your baby off to college and now that you don’t see him or her every day, the pressure to make the most of your time together is really important. My oldest son started college this year and I have been eagerly awaiting his visit at Thanksgiving! I’ve also started fretting about
The Very Best (and Easiest) Instant Pot Chili
Press “Cancel” to turn off saute mode. Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients. Now, we just need to add everything else! Drain the beans and rinse them before adding them to the pot. Next, add the diced tomatoes. Add all of the seasonings (or a chili seasoning packet if you prefer). Finally, pour in the beef broth before securing the lid.
How to Protect Your Privacy Online - Wondermom Wannabe
Special thanks to Hotspot Shield for sponsoring today’s post and keeping my family safe online. If your home is like mine, you’ve probably spent a lot of time concerned about how to protect your privacy online.The internet permeates our lives through our phones, computers, and even our televisions.
Get Organized Checklist for Your Bedroom
Can you believe we are on Week 8 of the Get Organized series? Last week we tackled the bedroom closet in preparation for this week’s Get Organized Checklist for Your Bedroom. With the closet out of the way, the rest of your bedroom is going to be a breeze! Your bedroom should be a welcoming
Random Acts of Kindness for the Special Needs Mom
Pick one of these little Random Acts of Kindness for special needs moms. YOU can make a huge impact – do all 30 and I can’t begin to tell you how life changing it could be for her! 30 Random Acts of Kindness For the Special Needs Mom. Buy her a coffee/tea or a coffee card – yes, it will be very appreciated!!
Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar for Kids
Three years ago a random acts of kindness Christmas calendar showed up in my Facebook news feed. I really liked the idea of doing something kind each day leading up to Christmas. I also thought this was a wonderful way to help instill the spirit of the season in my family. I didn’t want my kids
Join These E-Clubs for Free Food, Products and Perks
Boston Market – $3 off coupon when you join + a surprise on your birthday. Bruster’s – Free gift for joining, on your birthday, and on your anniversary.. Buca di Beppo – FREE appetizer for signing up + a FREE brownie on your birthday and a FREE dessert on your anniversary.. Captain D’s – FREE dessert (with purchase of a meal) every week for one month for signing up
15 Crazy Fun Indoor Games for Teens - Wondermom Wannabe
It can be hard to entertain a large group of teens inside if you don’t want to rely on planting them in front of electronics. These fun indoor games for teens will get the kids up and moving, and they’ll have a great time in the process!. Don’t forget to click “Next” at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the game ideas.
101+ Easter Basket Filler Ideas (Free Printable Lists!)
Make your Easter shopping easy and just print off the lists you need. Click the image below to get immediate access to these printable idea lists and all of my other printables in one place! More Easter Ideas. Now that you have your shopping lists ready, let’s get to work on decorating and organizing!
Get Organized Checklist for Your Pantry
Welcome to Week 9 of my Get Organized series! This week we’re heading into the kitchen and we’re going to start with a Get Organized Checklist for Your Pantry. When we organized our bedrooms, we started with the closet to get the scary part out of the way first. Likewise, we’re going to
Get Organized Checklist for Your Taxes - Wondermom Wannabe
The start of a New Year is the perfect time to establish a tax record keeping system. This Get Organized Checklist for Your Taxes will walk you through a simple process to set up your system.. This checklist is part of the Get Organized series. Each week I’ll be sharing a new checklist to help you organize one specific area of your home or life.
How to Raise A Happy Child - Wondermom Wannabe
Aside from keeping our children safe, one of the biggest parenting concerns we have is how to raise a happy child. Ultimately, we want our kids to have happy, meaningful lives. The good news is, it’s not hard to do if we do just a few simple things. Every parent wants the best for his or her
Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Riddles
Just print these Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Riddles off on white cardstock. Cut the cute ornaments out with scissors and attach a ribbon or twine if you like. Place the riddle ornaments in the appropriate places around the house and yard based on the clues and hide items and gifts as you go!
30 Days of Instant Pot Dump Recipes - Wondermom Wannabe
/ 30 Days of Instant Pot Dump Recipes. 30 Days of Instant Pot Dump Recipes This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure. Published on February 9, 2018. Feel free to print off the menu. The recipes included in the menu are all hyperlinked in the menu and in the list below the menu.
Family Travel Sanity Savers - Wondermom Wannabe
After hundreds of family road trips, I’ve uncovered several family travel sanity savers. The stress of traveling, coupled with days on end of being confined together in cars, planes, and hotel rooms can make the most angelic children trying on the nerves. Technology tries to help us by providing
Get Organized Checklist for Your Linen Closet
Get Organized Checklist for Your Linen Closet. Okay, now that I’ve explained my system, you should be able to make sense of my checklist. Feel free to print it and check off items as you get things done. Get Organized Checklist Linen Closet
Alternative Uses for Wall Decals - Wondermom Wannabe
Alternative Uses for Wall Decals Framed Art. The Dollar Tree is a great place to find wall decals and also a great place to find frames. You can pop the back off the frame and glue the glass into place after applying your decal.
18 Quotes to Cheer You Up on a Bad Day - Wondermom Wannabe
You can also check out Fitness Motivation Quotes if you just want a kick in the pants to get you off the couch, out the door, or to they gym. These quotes will keep you from feeling down about yourself and inspire you to make healthy choices for your life.
How to Help Your Kids Be Safe Online
For a small monthly fee it allows us do limit the applications they use, sites they can visit, total time and specific hours they are allowed to use it (by day), and it tracks all of the sites and searches. We have shown and revised the history with them and as issues or one off’s occurs we discuss them with the kids. Appreciate your insights
Daily Cleaning Cheat Sheet - Wondermom Wannabe
To help you stay on track, I’ve created a Daily Cleaning Cheat Sheet with several of the tips I’ve shared in this post. You can laminate it (or keep it in a page protector) so you can check off items during the day and wipe clean the next morning to use the sheet again rather than waste paper printing a new sheet off each day.
Random Act of Kindness at the Gym - Wondermom Wannabe
I am hoping this random act of kindness at the gym will help keep someone motivated to keep reaching toward their fitness goals. Print Off a Random Act of Kindness at the Gym Gift Tag. I want to inspire other people to do a random act of kindness at the gym. You can print off these gift tags and use them to brighten someone’s day!
Monthly Acts of Kindness Calendars - Wondermom Wannabe
These monthly acts of kindness calendars are designed to inspire you to spread joy to those around you throughout the year. Every month has unique holidays and themes associated with it and I try to incorporate those into the acts. Each month, I create a new calendar based on that month’s themes
Holiday Hacks for the Best Christmas Ever
Basically, if it isn’t going to “ruin Christmas” (yes, my family is dramatic), then I give myself permission to let some things fall off the to-do list. Group! I use the concept of grouping to simplify Christmas in several ways. When it comes to gift giving, I make gifts in big batches (aka “groups”) because it’s faster and easier.
Free Random Acts of Kindness Cards for Kids
Random Acts of Kindness Cards. When I began creating my Monthly Acts of Kindness calendars, I had a couple people point out that by putting the acts on a calendar, they were no longer random.I see their point, but believe that for the recipient of the kindness, the act is very random and unexpected.
Mini Meatball Appetizer Cups
Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Grab your regular-sized muffin tin and place one wonton wrapper firmly down into each compartment of the tin. Place the muffin tin in the oven and pre-bake these wonton wrappers for 5 minutes. Be sure you have thawed the frozen meatballs! STEP TWO: FILL CUPS
Medicine Cabinet Checklist - Wondermom Wannabe
Ever wish you had a Medicine Cabinet Checklist to make sure you have everything you need to treat injuries and illnesses? Me too! As a mom, I definitely have some highs and lows. There are days when I manage to get the kids off too school fed well, dressed appropriately and on time without having to
Random Acts of Kindness: Bringing Cheer to Those in Need!
You can find the nearest Ronald McDonald house, search for locally owned places like the Hospitality House, or even drop off snacks and drinks at your local intensive care waiting room! My grandmother’s church drops off lunch bags to the families waiting in the intensive care unit once a month.
Get Organized Checklist for Your Guest Room
After tackling the kitchen in this Get Organized Checklist Series, we’re going to move onto an easier room as our reward. This week, use this Get Organized Checklist for Your Guest Room to tidy up the one room in your house that will likely stay that way the longest. If you are fortunate enough to
Top 10 Banned Books That Are a MUST to Read
Due to the graphic nature of this book, it has been pulled from the shelves off and on from schools throughout the country. 5. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. First banned in the 1920’s for having a female in a strong/leadership role, this book is a book to read for sure.
Turkey Noodle Casserole
This Turkey Noodle Casserole is an easy and delicious dinner recipe. It’s a great way to use up leftover turkey (or chicken). Even better, it tastes amazing! When it comes to easy dinner recipes, casseroles are one of my favorites. Throw everything together and let the oven do the rest! Plus
How to Have an Epic Nerf War - wondermomwannabe.com
Set Up Boundaries. To make clean up easier, set up boundaries so you aren’t wandering the entire neighborhood looking for all of your foam darts after the war is over.Creating boundaries also makes the game safer since you can make dangerous areas (e.g. the garage where the power tools are stored, the pool or pond where water safety is a concern, etc.) off limits.
100 Things To Do This Summer - wondermomwannabe.com
INDIVIDUAL SUMMER FUN. I wanted my giant list of 100 things to do this summer to include individual activities and group or family activities. There are times when the whole family is bored and we can do some group activities. Other times the individual can just pick some items off the list to stay busy.
Keto Lobster Casserole - Wondermom Wannabe
Start off by preheating the oven to 450 degrees F. Take a small saucepan and place it on the stove. Add the heavy whipping cream to the pan and then add the uncooked lobster meat. Cook the lobster and cream over medium heat until it comes to a low boil. It is always important to not overcook lobster meat or it will become chewy.
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Instant Pot Pork and Beans - Wondermom Wannabe
The pork should pull apart easily. Use a fork to pull off any pieces of pork stuck to the bones, then discard the bones. Serve as a main dish or a side dish. This recipe serves 12 to 16 people depending on what you are using it for, so it is perfect for a crowd, especially as a side dish. What Can I Serve Instant Pot Baked Beans With?