Cooking with your Little Genius

Cooking is a fun way that you and your little one can have stress free fun. Thank you Raising Little Geniuses LLC for the amazing idea and www.lifeloveandsugar.com for this delicious recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

If you’re wondering how to make soft and chewy sugar cookies, then you have to try this recipe. These cookies require no chilling, are easy to make, and stay wonderfully soft and chewy for DAYS!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 30-32 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 3/4 cups (358g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (233g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28g) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar (additional for rolling)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
3. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
4. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
5. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is well combined. It will be thick and shouldn’t be sticky. Do not over mix. Once it’s well combined, use a rubber spatula to help it come together to form a more cohesive ball.
7. Create 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Gently roll into a ball, then roll each ball in the additional sugar to coat. Set the balls on the baking sheet.
8. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. The cookies will spread and the centers will look soft, but should look done. Remove just before the edges begin to turn golden. Don’t over bake. The cookies will be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fall a bit as they cool.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Fun with Playdough

If you have playdough and cookie cutters… then you have an opportunity for a good time! When it comes to fun with your little ones do not get complicated. Take out the good old-fashioned playdough and allow your children to make shapes and figures from the cookie cutters.

If you would like to take it a step further, ask your child to create a story using the shapes and figures they have created.

Enjoy!!!

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Today We Celebrate All Mothers

I would like to take today to honor all forms of mothers! My hat goes off to the Biological, Surrogate, Adoptive, Auntie Mother, Stepmom’s, Single Mothers, Foster Mothers, Coaches, Teachers, and More!

Thank you to all who has mothered. The world benefits and grows from you love, care, and selfless support. We know that motherhood goes far beyond the ability to get pregnant and bare a child. Motherhood is the decision to put children and their wellbeing before yourself. Thank you, Mothers, Thank you!

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Family Fun Crafts

Today I would like to talk to my parents & guardians. Are you looking for simple fun crafts for your family during this time of quarantine? Check out these Toilet Roll Monsters! Thank you, Raising Little Geniuses LLC and Ourthriftyideas.com for this incredible suggestion.

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Supplies

Step 1:

Have your kids paint their rolls whatever color they want…

Step 2:

(Parents) poke holes for the arms.*This is where you can get creative. Put as many arms as your little one desires

Step 3:

Add googly eyes!!!

The last thing is to Enjoy!!! Have fun with your family

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To my Parents & Guardians

If you have questions concerning balancing family life, I have an incredible resource called Raising Little Geniuses LLC. This is a company who supports parents in their search for balance and peace in the home. Check out their website!

www.raisinglittlegeniuses.com

Also enjoy this incredible prayer!

Daily Prayer For A Child To Pray

Heavenly Father, I pray that you will forgive me for everything that I have done wrong. Lord help me to forgive anyone who may have hurt me and help anyone that I may have hurt or upset to forgive me.

Lord, help me to love others and do what You want me to do. Lord, help my family to be happy and love one another and not be sad or mad at each other. Dear Lord, please take care of my loved ones and protect and love them as they care for me. Please show my family how much You love them and that you will always be there for them. Teach us Lord to always come to You in prayer.

Lord, I pray for every member of my family and all of my friends to accept You into their hearts. Lord Jesus, heal the sick so they will live a long, happy and healthy life. Lord, keep every member of my family, principals, teachers, friends, classmates, and pets safe from any harm or evil. Help me Lord to get good grades in school. Lord, please protect the President, and all the leaders of our country and state, and their families.

Lord, keep our pastors, firemen, policemen, and all the soldiers, safe as they do their jobs. I pray for the poor and hungry that they will receive food so they won’t go to bed hungry tonight. Send people to help them and give them a place to sleep, and if they are sick please make them well and feel better. Lord I pray for the sick in the hospitals and prisons, please heal them, and tell them about Your Son, Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus, I ask you to bless everyone that I have prayed for today and send Your mighty angels to protect all of us and keep us safe.

In Jesus Name I pray.

Amen

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Learn to have fun again!

You and your little genius has been in the home now for at least a week. A wonderful way to break the monotony is to tap into your inner child.

Remember what it was like playing games like castle… make pretend… or even tag. Throw the rules away and put caution to the wind.  Here is a list of fun and simple games that will allow you to let loose. I guarantee, you and your little geniuses will have a ton of fun!

  • Red Rover:
    • Two teams line up opposite each other, no more than 30 feet apart. The first team agrees to call one player from the opposite team, and chants, “Red RoverRed Rover, send (player’s name) on over!” The person called runs to the other line and attempts to break the chain (formed by the linking of hands)
  • Castle:
    • Save your little genius from a firy dragon! Take a toy and make it the enemy. Run through the house and pretend that you are doing everything you can to save the prince or princesses life.
  • Tea Party:
    • This is a great game when you want a calm environment. Put on something “ Fancy” and take out your tea cups. Sit, Pretend, and Sip
  • Tick Tac Toe
    • Make the game big by using blankets as the rows and pillows as the X’s and O’s
  • Home Olympics
    • Have your little genius run around the couch, jump zig zag through the kitchen, do a cartwheel at the front door.

What every you do, have some fun! The children will burn some energy and you will relieve some stress!

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Parenting can be downright difficult. I want to present to you a helping hand. Being a student of psychology and social behavior as well as a step, foster and biological mother of children varying from age twenty to one, I have tons of tips and tricks to share with you guys so that parenting can become a bit easier. Join me as we become a village of parents and guardians discussing the adventure called parenting.

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Lesson from my Daughter

My daughter taught me to love myself. Birthing a beautiful chocolate princess with cotton coils and a dimpled smile opened my eyes to the beauty that is me. The way she studies how I hold my shoulders curve my lips and tame my hair brought awareness to how I carried myself.

 I had to think …

 “Am I teaching my daughter to like herself or love herself?”

“Am I putting up with my looks or appreciation my looks?”

Before my daughter I had not considered the importance of presenting myself to the world. Not as a performance, but in an intentional way that says, “I am important, I am loved, and I deserve respect.”

While I compliment my daughter and show her love, I realized that the most effective way to teach her self-worth and confidence is to SHOW self-worth and confidence.

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