word of the day

Word of the Day


Part of speech: Noun
Origin: Middle English,14th century
  1. An overabundant or excessive amount of something
  2. Eat or drink to excess
Examples of surfeit in a sentence
" The wedding, with buffet tables piled high
with a surfeit of delicacies, would be talked
about in the family for years."

"He was on a strict diet, only giving into surfeit
on his one cheat day of the month."
word of the day

Word of the Day


Part of speech: noun
Origin: Mid- 19th century
  1. A rainbow made of fog droplets; a white rainbow
  2. An arc or circle of white or yellow seen against the fog
Examples of Fogbow in a sentence
" The children were so startled to see a fogbow that they called
it a ghost rainbow."

" Keep your eyes peeled on an overcast morning; you might
be lucky to see a fogbow."
Kids Activity

Learning Toys For Ages 1-6

As parents we want our children to grow up to be the best
they can be. Learning toys are a great start from learning ABC's,
counting, reading and even math games. In this blog i will
be listing popular learning toys/games that are sure to educate
your child in a fun way they'll enjoy.
0-2 Learning Toys 
~ Ride - on Jumbo Activity Zebra
* Ride - on Jumbo Activity Zebra engages tots with a world of
discovery in a huggably , huge, super soft, plush animal pal.
* With over 25 different multi sensory play activities -- teethers,
shapes, colors, textures, puzzle, mirror, beads, squeakers, rattles
and lots more -- this friendly zebra will keep baby busy investigating
and exploring, while developing dexterity and motor skills.
* 25" long
* Creative child magazine Top Toy Award
Cost $99.95
Store Website: http://youngexplorers.com
~Crayola Electronic Coloring Tablet
* It's Finger painting, without a mess!
* Crayola Electronic Coloring Tablet Inspires kids to create
multi- sensory art with colors, lights and music -- and makes
cleanup a thing of the past!
* Using their fingers or the included easy- grip stylus, kids draw
on the soft gel surface, pressing the selector button to choose from 6
colors and tunes to amplify their art
* Uses 3AA batteries (sold separately)
* Multiple Award Winner, including Gold
* Ages 24 months and up
Cost $34.95
Store website: http://youngexplorers.com
~WonderChild Electronic Discovery Cube
* Delightful Discoveries
* Engaging press - and - learn cube introduces
little ones to letters, numbers. colors, music, instru-
ments, animals and more!
* With fun lights and amusing sounds on all 6 sides,
WonderChild Electronic Discovery Cube entertains while
reinforcing early learning skills
* On/off switch and volume control
* Batteries included
* Multiple Award Winner
* Ages 12 months+
Cost $29.95
Store Website: http://Youngexplorers.com
3-4 Learning toys
~ Talking Laptop Trainer
* Their first laptop is loaded with over 120 activities!
*Plenty of fun- filled interactive learning experiences to
get a jump on the school year!
* Talking Laptop Trainer has a bilingual made (English/ French)
and includes interactive language, math and logic, plus trivia,
music and games all while familiarizing kids with using a mouse
and qwerty keyboard
* 3AA batteries included
*9" x 11"
*Ages 3+
Cost $59.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~ Original Farmer Says See N Say
* A favorite toy is back to quack!
* Just as you remember, original Farmer Says See 'n' Say
returns to entertain and educate a new generation!
* Featuring the classic illustrations and farmyard sounds, this
beloved early learning toy is as fun, easy and rewarding as ever --
little ones just point to the arrow at an animal, then pull the cord to
hear it's sound
* Batteries Included
* Ages 18 months,+
Cost $24.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~Busy Baby Learning Station
*Busy Box Table gets a standing 0!
* Move the train around the track to hear the alphabet song!
* Play the piano keys, and watch them light up!
* Chock full of fun activities, Busy Baby Learning Station
invites curious tots to press, slide and spin as they discover
colors, letters, shapes and sounds!
*On/off volume switch
*Sturdy legs support a standing child and detach for floor
*Batteries included
*16 "W x 15" D x 24" H
* Ages 12 months+
Cost $59.95
Store Website: http://Youngexplorers.com
5-6 Learning Toys
~ Electronic Savings Goal ATM
* The secret to saving successfully
* Talking electronic Savings Goal ATM helps kids successfully
save for a special goal!
* Works like a real ATM -- Shows kids saving progress with each
*Features include electronic bill feeder, coin recognition, alarm clock
and more
* Uses 3AA batteries (Sold separately )
* Ages 6+
Cost $59.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~ Giant Electronic World Smart Map
* Press and discover " where the world...!"
* Kids explore the whole wide world with the interactive
talking play mat!
* Giant Electronic World Smart Map is loaded with 1000
fun facts and questions about all 92 countries of the world --
just press on the map to hear capital cities,languages, landmarks
and more!
* Includes fact and challenging quiz modes, volume control and
auto shut-off
* Can be used on a flat surface or hung on a wall
* Folds for storage
* Require 3 AAA batteries
* 36" x 24"
* ages 5+
Cost $ 49.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
~ Stretch & Learn Talking Yoga Mat
* Three Play modes engage kids to learn about body parts, try
fun flexibility challenges or practice real yoga poses
* Plus they will learn colors and numbers all while developing
balance and flexibility
* Stretch & Learn Talking Yoga mat guides kids into independent,active play!
* Bilingual
* Batteries included
* 25" long
* Ages 2+
Cost $49.95
Store website: http://Youngexplorers.com
Extra Income

Need Extra Income?

What can i do to earn extra money from my home?
That's a great question,
Being a stay at home mother I found it
very difficult to find ways to make
money online without actually spending
money to get started. A year ago i started
surfing the web for work from home
opportunities and I found a few sites
that were actually useful to make
money from home or even on the go.
Below is a list of survey sites you might
want to try if you're a stay at home mom
like me or whether you just want to earn
extra income from home or on the go.
One Opinion
One Opinion is a survey site where you can earn points for taking
and completing surveys. They have fast rewards which means you
don't have to wait after you take a survey for your points to upload to
your account, as soon as you're finished with your surveys your points
upload automatically to your One Opinion account. One Opinion has
24 hour care for you to contact in case you ever have any questions about
anything pertaining to your account or rewards. Rewards include money
transferred to your PayPal account , Visa reward cards and Even Amazon Gift
cards. The more surveys you take the more you make.

Opinion World
This survey site provides paid online surveys. They also have
cash give away's that you could win $10.000. Surveys are simple,
easy and fast; points are easy to earn.

Survey Junkie
Survey Junkie is a fast way to earn money taking surveys
online. Survey Junkie has surveys that are 1-30 minutes long
and points are big each survey. Every 1,000 points you earn is
10.00 sent o your PayPal account or mailed to your address.
Not bad right?
This site is my absolute favorite because i get a payout
every week.

Food and Beverage

Beef Macaroni Soup

Beef Macaroni Soup
Total Time
Prep/Total Time:
25 Min
5 servings
1 pound ground beef
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 can ( 14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes,
not drained
1 can ( 14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and pepper.
Bring to a boil; add macaroni.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni and mixed vegetables are tender
Test Kitchen Tips
This versatile recipe is great for picky eaters (especially those who don't like garlic and onions),
but also easy to spice up.
chili powder, paprika, onion powder, are tasty additions, start with 1/4 teaspoon of any or all, and increase to taste.

Substitute any short pasta for the elbow macaroni.
Shells and wagon wheels are fun shapes for this kid- friendly soup.