Tips For The Week!

Alison’s Tip

Happy Easter everyone!  Make sure to keep the chocolate well out of reach from your pet.  As I am sure you all know, chocolate is toxic to our pets.  Toxic doses of theobromine (the active ingredient in chocolate that is toxic to pets) are 9 mg per pound of dog for mild signs, and up to 18 mg per pound of dog for severe signs. Milk chocolate contains 44 mg of theobromine per ounce of while semisweet chocolate contains 150 mg per ounce. Baking chocolate contains the most at 390 mg per ounce. For more information on chocolate toxicity in pets, please refer back to my blog post.

Katie’s Tip

 

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Happy Easter everyone! Don’t know what to do with the leftover plastic eggs from today’s celebration, don’t throw them out just yet! There are so many ways to use plastic eggs as teaching tools. If you have a toddler, it is a great way to reenforce colors and numbers. For your kindergartner, they are perfect for practicing spelling, math, and can even help teach them how to tell time. Children are inspired by games and new activities. Use the spirit of Easter to inspire your child to learn!

Carrie’s Tip

Happy Easter to all of you who are celebrating today. My family is obsessed with Peep’s. My sister Katie may have the strongest addiction so I am sure she will be using some of these tips! I found a lot of great DIY crafts and recipes for Easter on Parenting.com. These are great activities and projects to do with your kids today. One of my favorites is the Peep centerpiece. This is an easy and quick decoration if you are having family over for Easter dinner. Check out the instructions below on how to make it.

 

You’ll need:

-1 large glass vase, preferably with a large mouth and a clean, modern shape
-1 thinner vase that fits inside the large vase with at least 1 inch of room on all sides
-Cut big-blossomed flowers such as Easter lilies, peonies or hyacinths
-10 to 20 Peep Chicks or Bunnies per quart of vase volume, any color
1. Fill the smaller vase with a few inches of water. Carefully place the small vase inside the large vase and arrange the cut flowers in the smaller vase. 2. Fill the space between the small vase and the large vase with Peeps, arranging them so that they face outward and hide the smaller vase.

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