Christina Kamp

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Start Up Expenses for Home Daycare

Approved fire extinguisher<p>Smoke detector in every room the children will be in except he kitchen and bathroom<p>Any of your door locks must be able to …

The Best Peach Bread Recipe

Peach season is my favorite. We have a local orchard nearby that has some bomb diggity peaches and we can’t get enough of them. I love making this …

Baking

Christmas Gifts for Daycare Kids

Every year we face the age-old question in childcare, should I get Christmas gifts for daycare kids? Some providers give their families gifts as …

Kids

Good Bugs in the Garden (Even Bugs You Don’t Like)

Do you see some creepy crawly bugs in the garden and wonder if they are friend or foe? Gardening is a fun way to learn more about life cycles and eco …

Gardening

Host a Gingerbread Party for Families

At Little Sprouts, we have a yearly tradition of gingerbread decorating at a big family gingerbread party. I build a creation and invite all of the …

Compost for Kids (even Preschoolers)

Have you ever thought about teaching your kids to compost? Compost for kids has a ton of benefits. Teaching kids to care for the earth is a big job, …

All About Composting with Kids

What is Compost and Why Should We Teach Kids About It?<p>Composting with kids is a simple way to start getting the whole family more involved in the …

How to Make Your Own Pureed Pumpkin

How to Make Your Own Pureed Pumpkin<p>What do you do with your leftover pumpkins? I hate to throw food away, even if they are decorations. After …

How to Roast Garlic without Foil

Do you love garlic? When you roast it, it gets milder and sweeter. Roasted garlic is amazing. It makes a wonderful addition to sauces, soups and just …

How to Handle Daycare Issues and Problems

Daycare is a super important part of a working family’s life. There are times when that daycare is not working out for your family. What do you do to …

The Perfect Gift for Men: Homemade Beef Jerky Snacks

Combine ground pepper, salt, maple syrup, paprika, fennel and coriander in a bowl.<p>Trim off the fat and slice the round steak into 1/8 to 1/4 inch …

Monster Cookie Recipe

Wanna make the best cookies you ever ate? Check out this monster cookie recipe for all the cookie monsters in your life. They contain oatmeal, peanut …

Summer Fun Water Party Ideas for Kids

Water sprinkler parties are so much fun for kids in the summer! You don’t have to spend a ton of money or break your back getting stuff ready, just …

Composting 101: Building a Compost Bin with Repurposed Fence Panels

How to Repurpose Fence Panels<p>Building a compost bin is the first real step to composting. Up until now, you’ve probably studied the benefits of …

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House Flies in Worm Bin<p>›Flies will only become a nuisance if there is something in the bin that they want to eat. To get rid of fruit flies in worm …

The New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare Made Simple

Are you super overwhelmed by the new CACFP meal requirements for childcare that take effect October of 2017? If so, don’t fret, there is help for …

Nutrition

Why Teach Kids to Garden?

Today’s guest post is from a friend who has helped me in many ways along my journey of learning. She has some great points about why we should teach …

5 Steps to an Easy Vegetable Garden

Do you wish you had yummy homegrown vegetables but you don’t think you can have an easy vegetable garden? Vegetable gardening CAN be a full-time job, …

It's Never Too Late to Start Over

Starting over sucks. BUT, new beginnings can be a time of fresh rejuvenation and sweet sweet renewal. There is always a silver lining in every …

How to Grow Asparagus at Home!

Asparagus is one of my very favorite things to eat! I love it raw, roasted, or grilled, and I can’t imagine there is a way I wouldn’t like it. It’s …

15 Hacks to Cut Down on Food Waste and Save Money!

<b>Carrot tops</b>: Did you know carrot tops and the greens of many plants are tasty and nutritious? You can cook them down like greens with some fat and …

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas (Soup)

I love soup for dinner! I love when I can use up the leftovers in my kitchen and make something new and fabulous with them. Check out these quick and …

Learning

There are so many things we are learning from the garden. It’s amazing all the things the garden can teach adults and kids. It’s a great place to …

Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

What can we do to help babies learn and develop? We all want our children to be smart and successful, but helping them develop to their full …

Valentines Kids Party Ideas for Very Young Kids

Throwing parties for kids should be as simple as possible. A Valentine party is no exception. The easier you make it for yourself, the more fun you …

Dental Health Theme for Preschool

February is dental health month, but sometimes it’s hard to find a way to teach dental hygiene to young kids. It can seem like a difficult concept to …

Tips to Save Money

Do you ever say I saved $14 on this pair of pants or I bought this or that to save money? Guess how you can save the most money of all? Not buying …

7 Steps to Growing Potatoes!

Have you ever wondered how people are growing potatoes? Do you know what happens to potatoes that are conventionally grown? It’s important to your …

10 Basic Cooking Skills for Kids

The earlier kids learn skills to cook, the more developed those skills will be. Cooking skills for kids will give them confidence in their abilities …

22 Ways to Reduce Expenses for your Childcare Business

In childcare, we consume a lot! I hate waste. I hate wasting my time, I hate wasting my money and I hate wasting environmental resources. I can’t …