Full Hands, Full Hearts

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High school math teacher turned SAHM sharing easy educational activities, toddler-approved recipes, and heart-warming stories. Ideas for filling growing little minds, bellies, and hearts with the "good stuff."

What's one of your favorite new books for children?

What advice would you give to a mom who thinks her child has too much homework?

What's one of your favorite educational activities that can be done outside the classroom?

Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Love Sloppy Joes, but want to serve them in a new way? With a few simple steps and a few minutes in the oven, you can turn your sandwiches into slide ... More Details »

What's a great finger food that your kids love? Please include a link.

Holli

My 18-month-old boys love banana wraps and veggie straws. I love this finger food meal because 1.) it takes less than 5 minutes to get on the table, and 2.) it is full of protein, potassium, and whole grains. http://fullhandsfullheartblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/banana-wraps.html
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Can you recommend a great toy that costs less than $10? Please share a link to a photo.

Holli

Musical Instruments! Homemade and/or store bought, my twin boys love banging, shaking, tapping, or ringing to the beat! Here they are having a little Jam Session to the Toddler Tunes channel on our cable network. http://fullhandsfullheartblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/jam-session.html
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What's the funniest thing your child has ever said?

Holli

One of my 18-month-old twins is a little man of few words, but sometimes its what he says with his facial expressions. For example, this admission of guilt after snatching a snack from my purse was priceless. :) http://fullhandsfullheartblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/caught-ya.html
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What's one of your favorite one-pot recipes? (Soup, casseroles, etc.)

Holli

A recent hit at our house has been Slow Cooker Mango and Black Bean Chicken. Even my twin toddlers will eat this super easy (not to mention healthy) dish right up! http://fullhandsfullheartblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/slow-cooker-mango-and-black-bean.html Another one-dish go-to meal is Sloppy Joes. We love making them into sliders... http://fullhandsfullheartblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/sloppy-joe-sliders.html
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What's a creative way to display family photographs?

Holli

My twin toddlers love our family flip book. It's a great way for them to have access to the photos as they can hold them in their hands while they point to their loved ones. It has also helped my boys learn family member's names. We take it with us where ever we go! http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/06/family-flip-book.html
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What's a healthy lunchbox menu your child loves?

Holli

While falling more into the "healthier lunchbox treat" category, these simple graham sandwiches were always a favorite of mine. I look forward them packing them as an occasional treat in my little guys' lunchboxes as soon as they are school-bound.
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How do you store your child's toys? Please include a link to a photo if you have one.

Holli

We have a few clear bins on wheels that work really well for storage. I love them because they are the perfect size for my boys to help clean up. Plus, they're mobile, so my 20-month-old twins love pushing them around the room. A toy bin that doubles as a toy...what more can you ask for than that? The link provided shows one of these bins that we use as our "instrument" bucket.
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What's your kids' favorite homemade popsicle or frozen treat?

Holli

We love homemade Greek yogurt and fruit pops! Just blend together some plain yogurt and strawberries, bananas, or mangoes. Two of our favorites are included in the link below:
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