If anyone in your home is into magic, check out Vulture’s list of “11 Great Magic Specials, TV Shows, and Documentaries” that are currently streaming. They vary from magicians doing magic tricks, to David Blaine and Drummond Money-Coutts doing heart stopping stunts, to mentalism. Not all of these will be appropriate for children.
I am a huge fan of Dr.Brené Brown, a research professor who studies courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She is so appealing to listen to and has such a great sense of humor. She has done a 3-minute adorable animation explaining the difference between sympathy and empathy. There is a kid-friendly version that eliminates a few mature topics that are mentioned. She also has an animation on blame that is probably more appropriate for adults than kids.
There are many folks with sensitivities to onion and garlic. Rao’s makes a marinara sauce that substitutes celery and carrots for an earthier flavor that won’t upset your stomach. It is called Rao’s Homemade Sensitive Marinara Sauce. It is an all-natural pasta sauce that is Keto-friendly and Whole 30 compliant. Tomatoes, olive oil, basil, oregano, carrots and celery. $7.39 for a 24 oz jar at Target.
Cocoa Bombs are currently the rage, and winter is their season as is revealed by their formal name, Hot Cocoa Bombs. They are small balls of chocolate that have a filling. You place one in your mug and pour hot milk over it to melt the chocolate shell and release the hot cocoa mix and marshmallows inside. You can buy them or make your own If you make your own you can customize the inside by adding mint, coffee flavoring, caramel, anything you want.
If you’d rather buy some, try these homemade bombs from Etsy. Choose from flavors like milk chocolate, white chocolate, salted caramel and peppermint chocolate. $5.00 per bomb.
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