One of my family’s favorite treats is Rocky Road candy. In fact, we love it so much, I’ve started reserving it for the holidays so we don’t overdo it all year long. My kids and I just made it this morning so I’m compelled to share it with all of you who might be looking for some fun new treats for the holiday season!
Rocky Road Candy
Last night my family had the opportunity to see the new Disney movie Frozen at a special screening before it opens today to the public. It’s their latest 3D movie from the same creators as Tangled and Wreck It Ralph – two movies my kids love and we own on DVD.
The graphics were beautiful and the movie was filled with humor – my kids laughed a lot and so did I. There were also some pretty scary parts, although like all Disney movies, everything was resolved at the end. I was particularly impressed that the ending veered away from traditional ‘man saving woman’ storyline and instead the emphasis was on the love of two sisters and how they could support and be there for each other (after being estranged for most of the film).
hello friends! the last couple months have been a bit of a blur for us, as the kids started a new school and then I started a new job a few weeks later.
“new” and “change” have been the continuous themes of our lives (more of my thoughts on those change here) and I’ve had little time or energy to write, which is really tough for me. thank goodness for short-form writing via twitter and image sharing on instagram or I’d feel especially mute.
i was strolling through my instagram pictures tonight and realized they tell a great story of what we’ve been up to. so here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to using pictures.
each day i have the privilege to wake up, hug, clothe, feed and care for a couple of amazing kiddos. my oldest is in second grade this year and my youngest is in kindergarten. they keep me on my toes, and are a lot of work… but I love the heck out of them.
Last year I worked to raise awareness about food allergies and Halloween, encouraging people to be mindful that not all kids can eat Snickers. I published “Three Tips to Make Your House a Food Allergy-Friendly Stop” which was shared quite a bit. It’s still relevant and I encourage you to check it out.
This year I’m working on helping my 5 year old navigate school and after-school parties, as well as trick or treating. How can she be an advocate for herself when she can’t read? Although I work hard to make sure all the adults who help care for her are educated and I try to personally read every food label whenever I can… it’s just not always possible. So I need to teach this kiddo what candy is safe and what isn’t… and hope she doesn’t ever try to sneak a piece of unsafe candy when no one is looking (this hasn’t happened with us, but I’ve heard of it with other families…).
It’s been a busy fall around here – my kiddos started a new school and I started a new job! If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably heard me talking about saying goodbye to my former colleagues after five years and starting a new adventure. Goodbyes and leaving the familiar routines of our daily lives can be jarring… but overall I believe change can be a great thing.
I’ve been here many times in my life – and it can be a strange place to be – full of emotions (sad and happy) and excitement for the new things, but also draining. Learning massive amounts of information, forming relationships and building new routines take time and a TON of energy. I always notice my kiddos and I are much more tired when we are right in the middle of new – as if new is a place all of its own. We’re simply wiped out at the end of the day and ready for bed much earlier. This is typical and I know it will become more normal in a few weeks and we’ll feel as though we’ve adjusted in a few months.