Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that are so good. Our simple and easy strawberry mousse recipe is perfect for soothing a sweet tooth or surprising your sweet heart. With only 3 ingredients you can whip it up in no time. It can also be dressed up in a fancy glass or used in many other recipes.
Easy Strawberry Mousse recipe is perfect treat for Valentine's Day with you sweetheart

Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

Ingredients:
1  3 oz. box strawberry jello
2 cups heavy whipping cream
8 – 10 fresh strawberries, diced
 diced strawberries
Directions:
Add heavy whipping cream and box of jello in mixer bowl. Mix on medium speed until jello is thoroughly incorporated and whip cream is thick.
Our easy strawberry mousse recipe whip heavy cream and strawberry jello
Fold in fresh diced strawberries.
Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe fold in fresh strawberries
Scoop the strawberry mousse into a pretty dish. I used cocktail glasses but you could use any little dish you have.
Garnish with some whipped cream and a strawberry to make this easy strawberry mousse even prettier.
Easy Strawberry Mousse recipe is so easy and so delicious
I don’t know about you but in our hectic season of life we have to really work to set aside time for a little romance. It is so important to show your special someone how much you love them, not just at Valentine’s Day but throughout the whole year. Finding special treats like our easy strawberry mousse recipe can help us make time to show someone we love them.
Easy Strawberry Mousse in a pretty glass for valentine's day

Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe Ideas:

You can use this easy mousse recipe as cupcake filling, layered with fresh fruit in parfaits, or even to make strawberry shortcake. I think it would taste great on waffles or in a chocolate dessert cup. Enjoy and share a sweet moment with someone you love! How would you use this easy strawberry mousse recipe? I would love to hear your ideas!

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Dating in this digital age is a whole new ball game. Not only are there a plethora of online date matching services but there is also an app for that! Single people of all ages and walks of life are now using Tinder to look for that initial spark. My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to take a look at Tinder too see how it works. I downloaded the app and oh boy did I find some real gems. Here is my top ten list of Tinder Photos Fails.

Top Ten Tinder Photo Fails

Top Ten Tinder Photo Fails

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Z is for Zebra


Disclosure: An Animal Trackers Club starter pack was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. #AnimalTrackersClub 

Have you ever seen a child’s face when the go to the mailbox to get the mail and realize that there is a letter or package for them? They love it!  Well, fortunately for us, our kids got something awesome in the mailbox recently. They found a package from the Animal Trackers Club.  Have you heard of this yet? Well if not, I am going to tell you all about it.

Opening the Animal Trackers Starter Pack package

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I’m hungry! I want a snack!  What do you do in your house when the snack attack strikes? Well I for one got tired of going to the kitchen to help the kids get out at snack. I got tired of the battle over healthy snack choices.  I have two boys who eat a lot. They eat three healthy meals and still snack morning, noon, night, and every time in between. So we have two snacking options available to them where they can help themselves, a snack bowl and a snack drawer.

Encourage healthy snacking choices with a snack bowl

What’s in your snack bowl?

First we have the snack bowl. Every morning I restock the snack bowl. It lives in the middle of our kitchen table and is open all day for unlimited snacking.  I usually only put fruits and vegetables in this bowl. That is why it is open for unlimited snacking.  And once the bowl is empty it stays empty until the next day. My boys are very active. They both swim two days a week. The oldest plays basketball twice a week. We take daily walks and play outside frequently as a break in our homeschool day. So having unrestricted access to fruits and vegetables in my opinion is okay since they still eat well at meal times. Occasionally, I try to find healthy snacks to give them a little more variety in the snack bowl. These snacks are usually small bags of nuts or fruit strips, something that does not have a lot of sugar and is healthy.  My boys love fruit strips and I love that they can go anywhere since they are so slim. This is one of the extra snacks I might put in the snack bowl. Recently I had the opportunity to try a new kind of fruit strip that is made with vegetables too. I have to say Veggie Go’s fruit strips are snack bowl approved! Veggie Go’s have 1/2 a serving of fruit and 1/2 a serving of veggies. There is no added sugar, they are organic and non-GMO. They come in 5 unique flavors. [Read more…]

Pizza Roll Recipe

pepperoni, mozzarella, marinara pizza rolls

My kids love pizza and so do I but I have to admit I can get tired of it after awhile. If my kids had their way they would have pizza once a week or more. Not me, I think once a month is enough. So I try to find recipes that use some of the same ingredients as pizza since I know my kids will try them and hopefully like them. This pizza roll recipe was a big hit at my house. I made them with canned croissants, mini pepperonis, and mozzarella balls. We dipped them in marinara. You could use these as your main dish with salad and applesauce sides or serve them as an appetizer. They are fun for a kids party but also would be great for an adult get together.

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 What age is okay for ear piercing?

This week I asked our staff to tell me how they felt about parents who decide to have their young children’s ears pierced. As the mother of two boys, who have no desire to wear earrings this is pretty much a non-issue in our home. I wouldn’t dream of piercing an infant boy’s ears as it is already hard enough for folks to tell if a baby is a boy or a girl. Not that gender identity is of any importance when it comes to babies. However, I will chime in briefly to say that if I had an little girl, I don’t know when I would decide to get her ears pierced or even if I would at all. But I do know that I often wonder why when I see babies as little as two months old or younger even with their ears pierced. Megan and Amee have agreed to share what they think and I hope you will comment and tell us how you feel as well. Is it okay for a tiny baby to have pierced ears, why or why not?

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Monkey Bread Recipe with Cream Cheese

This monkey bread recipe with cream cheese is great to serve for breakfast and one serving is only 4 weight watchers points.

This monkey bread recipe with cream cheese is great to serve for breakfast and one serving is only 4 weight watchers points. It is so good I could not stop pinching off pieces every time I walked past it on the counter throughout the day. So I would recommend either dividing it into serving sized amounts and putting them into containers or serve to the whole family right away so that you are not tempted to eat more than your four weight watchers points worth.

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Valentine’s Day I Heart Recipes

I Heart Recipes

Even though I do occasionally wear a cape, I do not consider myself to be a supermom. I am just a mom trying to make memories and share special moments with my children. They are only young once so I say make even the littlest moments special. However, like I said I am not supermom so I try to find super easy quick ways to make our moments special. Today I want to share 3 Valentine’s Day I Heart Recipes with you that I have done to make Valentine’s Day sweeter with my children.

Valentine’s Day I Heart Recipes

Cool whip hot cocoa heart for Valentine's Day Treat

Hot chocolate with a touch of  love

This looks so sweet and is so easy. All you do is grab a heart shaped cookie cutter, put it on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Spoon cool whip into the cookie cutter and freeze. Once frozen pop out the heart and float it on top of your hot cocoa. My sons loved this treat and now want floating cool whip shapes every time we have hot cocoa. If you need a recipe for amazing hot cocoa, check out this copycat recipe.

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What age should children learn to tie their own shoes?

Your kindergarten aged child is sent home from school at the beginning of Christmas break with a note from the teacher. The note states that the teacher will no longer be tyeing shoes for any child when they return to school in the new year. She also indicates that your child needs to practice this skill. What do you think about this development?

 

What age should children learn to tie their own shoes? Tell us about your experience teaching children how to tie shoes.

Gina Says:

In my head this is how I reacted to this letter of proclamation: “Who in the bleep does this lady think she is, telling me my child needs to learn how to tie his shoes.” In reality, unfortunately, my reaction was quite different. I squared my shoulders and rolled up my sleeves and set out with determination to teach my child how to tie his shoes. It did not end well. Not only did my child shed some tears but so did I and we were unsuccessful and both overwhelmingly frustrated. So I returned to my original style of reaction and decided that I would fix her and only send my child to school with Velcro sneakers. Problem solved! Or so I thought. Next thing I know a friend is sharing how excited she was that her child had learned to tie his shoes. Well, this time I let my mothering insecurity take over and again set out to teach my child this “so important can’t succeed in life without it skill.” This time with the bitter taste of defeat still lingering in our mouths, we gave up much easier. It was still frustrating and not a good experience by any stretch of the imagination. So I decided that I did not care if my child wore Velcro shoes for the rest of his life and we did not revisit this learning experience again. Fast forward 3 years and my son is preparing for his first basketball practice. We went out and bought sneakers and much to my chagrin they were sneakers with laces. Yikes. I gently reminded my son that he might need to learn to tie shoes if he were going to wear these sneakers to basketball practice. He ignored my pleading to pick a different pair and was insistent these were the sneakers he had to have to be any good at basketball. Without a single word from me, he approached me the next day and asked me to show him how to tie his shoes. So I showed him once. He put on his sneaker and tied it with some prompting and help from me. He then untied them and did it again all by himself. A few days later, I found him sitting by himself, tying and untying his sneakers repeatedly. He then puffed up his chest and held his chin high and said, “I am a swimmer and I know how to adjust my own goggles so if I am going to be a basketball player I need to know how to tie my sneakers.” The next few days were filled with happiness as he showed everyone in our path that he could now tie his shoes at the ripe old age of 9!  I am so happy he learned to tie his shoes but I also had a back up plan for on the basketball court…lace lockers. So my take away and best piece of parenting advice in this situation is simply to wait. When your child is ready to learn he will. There should not be mounds of frustration and tears. It really is something that can wait until your child has the manual dexterity and desire to learn this skill.

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Here at Love Laughter Forever After we have a brilliant team of writers. Most of us are moms. We work very well together and are happy to be coworkers. We have many things in common but we also lead wildly different lives and have vast differences of opinion at times. Regardless of our unique qualities, original thoughts, and differing but also outspoken opinions we still consider each other friends. Recently, it occurred to me that it might be fun to share with our readers our unique take on various topics about love, marriage, education, parenting etc and thus “She says,” was born.

She says is an honest candid forum where our writers of all different backgrounds will share their unique opinions about topics to which we all can relate.

She says is an honest candid forum where our writers of all different backgrounds will share their unique opinions about topics to which we all can relate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is how it will work. Each writer will be given the topic and/or a writing prompt. Each will then write about her own thoughts, experiences, and opinions regarding the topic. The other team members will not know what each other is writing until the day the discussion is posted. That way our opinions stay unique and we are not collaborating or sharing ideas that might color each other’s writing. The writers will not always remain static as we want to give all our team members a chance to voice their opinion especially when they are passionate about a topic.

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