“As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.”
~Gordon B. Hinckley
Although, I do have to say that the opposite was true in my own family. My father was an impeccable gift-wrapper and my mom couldn’t be bothered as much. Granted, she was also a church organist and very busy at this time of year. And some of my favorite memories are from the game my sister and I played when Mom finally handed us each a garbage bag and told us to just reach in and grab one thing at a time, because she didn’t have time to wrap. One would pick out something and the other would have to root around until she found her matching gift, as we usually got identical or similar gifts from Mom, trying to make it “fair.” (Bless her heart, lol.)
My male best friend is the same way. He even makes his own bows. I have never seen anyone be as meticulous with gift wrapping as he is. His future wife is a lucky woman. 😉
Coding is the newest STEM skill that kids are quickly picking up and love to learn. Anki Cozmo is one of those fun robots that teach kids a lot about coding. He’s super cute and small, but has a huge personality and can become one of your kid’s favorite companions and teachers.
Available in limited edition Interstellar Blue, Cozmo teaches creative coding through a simplistic interface. Designed for children aged 8 and over, the possibilities with this interactive robot are endless. Continue reading “STEM Toys: Anki Cozmo Limited Edition, Interstellar Blue”
Sometimes you need to mix up your traditional holiday desserts for something a little different, to create a new tradition. Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to allow yourself to still indulge a little bit, but to not be temped to eat a large piece of pumpkin pie. Then there are those holiday get-togethers where you want to serve something small and bite-sized to make it easier to share. These mini pumpkin cheesecakes definitely fit the bill. They’re tasty, they sparkle, and they truly delight the sweets lovers in your life.