St. Patrick’s Craft Using Valentine’s Day Supplies

With St. Patrick's Day only 2 weeks away, it's time to set our crafts, foods and decor mode in motion!  With that, I am very happy to Introduce you all to Jessica from Begin To Craft who is here to share a super easy St. Patrick's Day craft with you that utilizes some of your left over Valentine's Day supplies.  I definitely have a lot of those left over so I will need to put them to use with this craft so it doesn't sit idle for another year!  Hope you all will enjoy making it!   I want to express my thanks for allowing me to guest post here at Kangaroo Mom today. Thank you Kathy! I have 3 small children and we love to do craft projects around the house. You can find me and see our past St. Patrick's day crafts on my blog, Begin To Craft.    So it seems common knowledge that we crafty types like having things to do and decorate for each holiday. Being Irish just gives me even more reason to enjoy St Patty's … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargains & Tips

I am so excited to introduce you all to Kristin from I Delight In You who will be sharing some beauty products with us from her very own personal collection and routine. I can't wait to try out some of those products because my skin and hair has been neglected for way too long! Greetings and salutations.  I am honored that Kathy has invited me to guest post for her today.  My name is Kristin and you can find me at IDelightinyou.  I write about life, faith, crafting, beauty, music, and anything else I can imagine.  Today Kathy has asked me to share some beauty tips with you. I'm a big advocate for health and natural beauty, and I am a licenced esthetician so I do alot of research on things I use.  Allergies have played a role in my life since I was little, so I do alot of label reading to search for chemicals and known allergens on product labels.   The shops I mention today are at home businesses run by great women that I have had … [Read more...]

Healthy Cheese Pretzel Recipe

  I am very excited to have invited Corinna from The Sweet Spot here to share a yummy and easy recipe.  Hope you all will enjoy making it, I think I'm going to have to try this next week! When I was 12 years old, I learned how to make this healthy cheese pretzel recipe. Our neighbors across the street sent me to babysitting school with the hopes that I would become their ultimate babysitter. One of the things that really stuck with me was the importance of feeding growing children healthy snacks. The instructor taught us how to make this cheese pretzel recipe and I have been making it ever since. This recipe is so simple and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already! 'My kids' loved two pretzels and half an apple for an afternoon snack. I hope your kids enjoy it too! Healthy Cheese Pretzels 1 package active dry yeast 2 cups flour, plus more for dusting 2 tsp sugar 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated egg wash (1 egg, … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Helpful Apps For Your DIY Projects

                Helpful Apps for Your DIY Projects Put your smartphone to work around the house! Between Youtube and Wikipedia, DIY is undergoing a revolution, as skilled craftspeople are able to transmit their knowledge to millions of people at almost no cost. The next wave of this revolution is in DIY smartphone apps, which can give you access to unprecedented resources and know-how, from wherever you are. Here are a few of our top picks for this year, for Android and iOS, that can change the way you do home improvement, DIY holiday decorations, and homemade crafts. 1. Fabric U (Android, iOS) If youíre working with unfamiliar fabric for clothing or interior decorating, there are many ways to get it wrongóso Fabric U is an excellent database to check with before you head to the fabric store. It includes care and usage information for over 120 different fabrics, so you get the right material for your project. It also … [Read more...]

Kangaroo Mama’s Birth Story Featured on It’s Jeanette

I forgot to share this when it first was published but never too late right?! It's Jeanette featured a short snippet of Kangaroo Mama's birth story on her blog along with the stories from a couple other moms.  It was a lot of fun being able to write about my birth story again and reminiscing on that day 18 months ago!  I have to say, I had a great experience and wouldn't trade it in or change it in any way!  Below is what I shared with It's Jeannette's readers but you can read everyone's stories here! This was Honey and I slow dancing together (read below) Kathy from Had a unique birthing experience, med free! Read on: I had a great birthing experience when I had my daughter 18 months ago and that's saying a lot because after we found out I was pregnant, I was freaked out about the birth, the pain, the labor, and the pain relieving options!  I couldn't even stand … [Read more...]

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