Showing posts from November, 2012

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

In the spirit of Oprah and The Sound of Music, these are a few of my favorite things!  :)  Crushed ice Diet coke (I especially love the combination of crushed ice with a fountain Diet Coke!)Cadbury mini eggs Pinterest (find me on pinterest here)Pic Monkey (RIP Picnik!)Evernote (I used to keep notes everywhere, now they are all digitally in one place!)Zout stain remover (seriously the best stuff ever!)Cafe Bustelo coffee Dropbox (if you don't have a dropbox, use my referral link HERE!)My 31 organizing utility tote 
Undercover Mama nursing tanks (a MUST-HAVE for any nursing mother!)Boppy (we enjoyed this for many, many months!) Tostones (made from plantains - if you've never had them, RUN to your nearest Cuban restaurant and order them!)AldiDon Pablo tortillas (you would think whole wheat tortillas would be terrible, but these are AWESOME!)

Baby Food Quantities

One thing I always wondered as I was making baby food was "I wonder how many servings this will make?"   I never found anything with that information, so I decided to create it myself!

I wish I would have thought to do this post earlier, but when I thought of it, I was already past pureeing food and freezing food in "chunks" for CastiĆ©l.  If you are still pureeing food and can add to this post, please comment with additional information!

1 serving = 1 ice cube tray = 1/8 cup

1 can of beets = approximately 8 servings

1 can pumpkin = approximately 12 servings (we love to mix pumpkin with applesauce - yum!)

1 20 ounce package of prunes = approximately 18 servings (prunes go a LONG way!)

1 pint fresh strawberries = approximately 10 servings

1 package frozen peas (10 oz) = 12 servings

1 package fresh cranberries (12 oz) = 10 servings (boiled with a cut up apple)

Other amounts: 

1 ripe plantain = approximately 8 servings1 can kidney beans = approximately 8 servings2 fresh avocados = …

Technology Explosion in my Brain!

I just got home from the Georgia Education Technology Conference in Atlanta.  I have to say, it was GREAT!  And my brain is on complete overload!  I feel like I have so much to mentally sort through in the coming days and weeks that I don't quite know where to start.  First of all, the keynote speaker, Kevin Honeycutt, was phenomenal.  His main point was that our students are building a digital legacy, and it is up to us to show them how to build a positive one.  His website will take me years to go through all the technology resources for education!

I really thought that I was pretty "with it" as far as technology goes.  I now know that I am not.  I am so behind!  In today's world if you blink you have missed an infinite amount of information.  Leslie Fisher's sessions made me painfully aware of that fact.  From her I learned about some REALLY cool websites that I can use in my personal life as well as in the classroom.  (I'll post a roundup  later - that ma…