Teaching a Toddler Colors

Teaching A Toddler Colors

When I used to ask my son “what color is this” his answer was always “blue” I was stating to worry he was color blind (I’m a little crazy like that) so I started to go through colors with him a lot!  A few things I did was ask him about anything and everything that we would see or touch, like “what color is this banana?”  or “what color are your shoes?” I also did flashcards with him (he wasn’t very interested in those), read a color book (hit and miss), but, I did come across these color eggs that he absolutely loves, he plays with them all the time!  At first I had to help him open the eggs because his little hands weren’t quite strong enough yet, but he quickly caught on.  Each egg has a different color inside, so I would break each one open and say “what color is this?”  and they truly worked because he enjoyed playing with them for a long period of time!  If you are teaching your little one colors, I highly recommend these!

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Trader Joe’s Best List

Some more of my Trader Joe's favorites! I include a simple recipe for baked broccoli!

I’m back with another Trader Joe’s Best List!  The three items I am comparing are Broccoli, Olive Oil and Salt.  I am comparing them to my local Walmart.

Broccoli:

Trader Joes: 12 ounces for $1.99

Walmart: 12 ounces for $2.48

Salt Grinder:

Trader Joes: 3.3 ounces for $1.99 (0.60 per ounce)

Walmart: 2.12 ounces for $1.96 (0.92 per ounce)

Olive Oil:

Trader Joes: 33.8 ounces for $6.49 (0.19 per ounce)

Walmart: 17 ounces for $4.48 (0.26 per ounce)

Trader Joe’s for the win!  I grouped these three things together because I make the most delicious baked broccoli! Here’s how to make it:

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Place broccoli in a large bowl, pour olive oil and sprinkle salt, mix it up. (I don’t measure)

Place non-stick foil on a baking sheet and place broccoli evenly on the sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes (I like mine to get dark and crispy)

Enjoy!

XO,

Kristin

 

How To Track Your Workouts

I have to give credit to my brother for this post!  I started working out in his home gym and he asked me how I tracked my workouts and I said “ummmm…I don’t” and he looked at me like I had just committed a crime!  LOL  He basically asked me “How do you know if your improving if you’re not tracking how much you’re lifting and how many reps your doing?”  And my answer was basically that I didn’t know!  When I worked out on my own at the gym, I had a general idea of new how much weight I could lift with a certain exercise and I would do 10-12 reps with that weight.  My brother has taught me that I need to be tracking how much weight and how many reps I do each week and the following week I need to be increasing my weight or increasing my reps.  So, here is the app he showed me and it is really easy to use!  It is called BodySpace, this is what it looks like when you open it up, to track a workout, you click on My Workouts

Then you click on Track A Workout

If you are just starting, click on “Without Using A Template”

From there, you can enter a rest timer if you want, it will then bring you to a screen, where you can start adding your specific exercises, you can search at the top by exercise type, muscle group and/or equipment.  Once you find your workout, click on it, and it will ask you how many sets you want to do, and you click “add 3 sets” for example

It will then, start tracking it for you. And once you complete a set of that exercise, you enter in how many pounds you lifted and how many reps you completed and click “save set”.

Once you’ve completed your sets, you can “Add Exercise” or once your done, you would click “Workout Done”

Start tracking your workouts and improving every week, or my brother will yell at you 😉

XO,

Kristin