Fortu and his sweet sister have the best mom in Patricia ⭐️. Patricia has amazing support from @savethechildren
coordinator and all around love attack Maria Olegine ♥️. On this home visit we may see a game of hide-and-seek—or “esconderse” 🤗—but Maria sees an opportunity for early numeracy, problem, solving and FUN!
For scraped knees, and trees climbed, for hearing “You’ve Got a Friend” from the bathtub, for rosy cheeks and easy bedtimes, for nicknames and friendship bracelets taped to the back of anything standing. For dirty limbs and popsicle smiles, for role model counselors—soul protectors, for camp directors who deserve all the showers and all the winter to recover. For crafts that come home saying, “mama”. Thank you, summer camp. ⛺️🌞🤸🏼♂️❤️
Around the third grade, my bestie and I had a company that made and sold homemade, hand cranked ice cream to the neighborhood. It was a smash hit. We only offered one topping, because only one is needed to turn a bowl or a cone into a party: MAGIC SHELL AND NOW YOU CAN MAKE IT AT HOME!!!! (I buried the lede). This recipe has defined my family’s summer—it reminds me of the @dairyqueen
dipped cones, but better (😬sacrilege🙈)—and I’ve made it several times a week since it showed up in @nytcooking.
Two ingredients, five minutes, and you are the coolest chick on the block.
’s Chocolate Shell Ice-Cream Topping (via @nytcooking
7 ounces chocolate (I like to mix dark and milk, she calls for bittersweet)
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
1. Chop chocolate.
2. Melt chocolate over a double boiler.
3. Off heat, stir in coconut oil until completely dissolved, about 1 minute.
4. Pour/drizzle over ice cream. Chocolate will harden within seconds. ⭐️
5. Store any leftovers at room temperature and gently reheat for future hero moments. 🦸🏻♀️
If your house has run out of fun here at the end of the summer (Mom, I’m bored 😑) here’s an idea: my kids (plus one crafty nanny 🏆) made little construction paper animals and hid them, taped on walls, all over the house. An 🐊 behind the kitchen sink, a sloth hanging below the tv, a 🐑 in the powder room. They were busy and happy for a long time, and finding the animals is 🤩😊😂. PS. There is now a control panel next to my son’s bed that I use to power him down at night. It is ⭐️⭐️⭐️. #ihadnothingtodowithanyofthis
My house smells like cookies again—do calories count when you bake for a worthy cause? 🍪😁 NO! Come bake with me and lose weight in the process—because we will be raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation while we have a great time. 🤗🤗
Your chance to win is @omaze
and the link in my profile. #cookiesandwine #averygoodtime #onlyatomaze