10 Minute Abs
Did you know that abs are my least favorite muscle group to train?! Any one else feel the same? I don’t find training abs to be fun at all . But with summer coming I know everyone has abs one their mind ( including me ) . When I do train them I make the workout quick & effective. This 10 minute ab workout can be done on its own or added to your routine . You can also do more rounds then two to make this a longer workout. Two rounds is enough for me!
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10 Minute Abs
set timer for 40 seconds on 20 seconds rest for 5 rounds.
- reverse crunch
- heel touches – knees bent , crunch up and reach for your heels
- knee to opposite elbow mt climbers
- c-sit jax – sit like you are going to mason twist- do max with your arms
- side plank toe touch- hold side plank swing bottom leg and arm out – touch toes ( 20 seconds a side )
Rest and repeat.
Barnyard Sensory Play
This Barnyard Sensory play bin was so much fun! I set this up while Brody was out , and when he got home he was so excited to start playing. We have been loving sensory play recently and who doesn’t love a barnyard theme?!
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Barnyard Sensory play how to:
what you need
- green colored rice
- mud – cornstarch, water, coco powder
- Tupperware or bowls for “grass” & “mud”
- farm animals
- a tractor
- wash bucket to clean the animals to extend play
To make the grass add some rice and green paint ( I use Brodys paint ) to a plastic bag. Shake/mix it all till the rice is covered then let it dry .
To make the mud add a cup of cornstarch and a few tsp of coco powder to a bowl , slowly add water and mix till you get the consistency of mud. This will get hardish but still wet and thick once you stop moving it.
Next add your grass, mud and farm animals/ tractors to your tray and let the fun begin!
To extend the play even longer add a bin of soapy water to wash the animals . Brody played for over and hour, he had a blast!
Baby Food Hack + Money Saver
If you are anything like me then you hate throwing away/ wasting food! This baby food hack is a no brainer. Remi rarely finishes her baby food jars and I hated throwing it out so I decided to freeze it and turn it into teethers for her. I mainly freeze her yogurt and fruit purees but I’m sure other purees would freeze great too.
You will need some baby food feeders ( mine came from amazon I can’t remember the brand ) and a pop mold. I have the Nuby mold, it was 8$ on amazon and I use it all the time!
All you have to do is freeze your left over yogurt & fruit in the molds . Once frozen break the frozen food off the mold and add it to the baby feeder. It’s that easy! Remi can use theses feeders by herself ( with me watching ) so they are the perfect thing to distract her while the rest of us eat. Just be warned baby will get messy!!!! I like to use the pop molds because sometimes Brody wants one too and he eats them just like a popsicle.
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Construction Sensory Bin
Brody is super into trucks, dirt and digging and I love a good DIY project, so this sensory bin was a must make! Are you not sure what a sensory bin is? They are little boxes/bins full of unique materials to help kids learn about the world around them. These boxes let kids explore all different things with their senses. Think wet, dirty, cotton, rocks, animals .. you name it! A sensory box could be a great idea for your wild child who has trouble focusing or sitting still. Try this one out if your little one loves sand and trucks!
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Construction Sensory Bin:
What you need:
- a box
- play sand
- toy trucks
- Tupperware for a pool
- animals * optional
Add your sand ( we used about 25 lbs ) rocks/beads and pool. Next grab some trucks and let your little one lead the way! After a while playing we added the dinosaurs which made him play even longer!
We also made a small bin for inside that is made from beans! I added some animals , a funnel, a spoon and a little scooper. I was so surprised at how much Brody loves this one! I like to take this bin out while I’m making meals.
I’ d love to hear what your little ones favorite sensory box is. Drop your fav below !