Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Welcome to Throwback Thursday where each week I bring back blast from the past posts! I love sharing my favorite recipes, life lessons and more. As I look back on these throwbacks I am reminded of some really great food, good times, and a glimpse into how much I have grown as a person and a blogger! 

March means Spring is on it's way and we celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Here is a little history that I have uncovered about St. Patrick, and the leprechauns.  Also, check out some fun, creative ways to celebrate St.Patrick's Day with your kids.

St. Patrick was born in the fourth century in Britain and as a teenager was kidnapped and brought to Ireland. He was later released but returned to Ireland as a missionary to tell the pagan nation about God. It is said that he used a three leaf clover to explain the trinity to the people. Some historians believe that he passed away on March 17th. To celebrate the life he led there are over 100 parades held on March 17th in the United States.
three leaf clover

Conversations Starters For Kids

When our kids come home from school, a friend's, activity, sport or church we ask questions about how their time was, what they did, who they talked to and more!

Some of the time we are met with grunts, nods, one word answers and very little details. 

I remember striking a deal with my sweet boy in second grade. I told him that he had to come home and tell me 4 details about his school day. I needed something, anything to know how things were going. I told him if he didn't tell me I was going to call his teacher to get the 4 things! So, I used a Mom scare tactic and it worked.

Asking rapid fire questions, and using scare tactics is probably not the most effective way to get our kids to talk with us.

What could we do to get our kids to open up a little more? 

We want to keep open communication, we want to know how they are doing, what friends they are making, we want to celebrate the good in their day, and hug away the bad.

In the past year we have changed some things up so that we could head down the road of effective communication.

Wine'd Down Wednesday!

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Without further a-do, on to the party!

Lucky Charms Popcorn Bars

My kids have been asking for sometime to try Lucky Charms cereal and this morning I surprised them with a box! As they enjoy breakfast they have created different ways to eat this cereal. They dump the cereal out, sort it by marshmallows, trade marshmallows, play tic-tac-toe all while eating and chatting! 

It has become the most entertaining cereal in the house! Hopefully after the box is finished they can become just as easily entertained with Cheerios! 

I was able to sneak some cereal away to create these Lucky Charms Popcorn bars! Lucky Charms cereal, marshmallows, and microwave popcorn come together to create this sweet and salty treat! To add some extra sweetness I drizzled white chocolate and sprinkled some shamrocks on these lucky charms popcorn bars! 

lucky charms popcorn bars

Luck Of The Irish Giveaway

It's almost time to shed the winter clothes, pack away the crock pot, and break out all things Spring!  I am trading my snowflake decorations for my shamrock ones, and getting all my green recipes and Irish food ready for St. Patrick's Day! 

I teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you a Luck Of The Irish Giveaway! Spend a few minutes entering your name and you can be the lucky winner of some cash on St. Patrick's Day!

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