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Stefanie Roselle

Meet a MetroKids Mom

MetroKids Magazine wants to get to know our readers and is excited to introduce a new feature in our magazine that spotlights a mom living in our area. We ask her to tell what she likes best about where she lives, share some parenting insights and more.

Meet Stefanie,
our December 2011 MetroKids Mom:



Magic Reindeer Food
"My girls and I enjoy making 'Magic Reindeer Food' on Christmas Eve," says Stefanie. Here's her recipe, borrowed from OrganizedHome.com.

In a small zipper storage bag or empty shaker container, mix:
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals (as used for cake decorating)

Add this poem or print multiple copies of the Magic Reindeer Food Gift Tag:

Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas Day!

Many recipes call for craft glitter, which can harm birds or wildlife if ingested. Substitute colored sugar crystals and be kind to animals!

The Basics

Middletown, DE
Kids & Pets: My husband Todd and I have two little girls, affectionately referred to as “the divas.” They are Ashlyn Kendal, 7, and Avery Kendra, 4. We have a one-year-old spunky cat named Finn. He is full of energy, loves to sneak attack anyone who visits and sharpens his nails on our family room furniture daily.

What do you like best about being a parent?

One of the simple joys of being a parent is watching my children learn and discover something new. Gaining their independence and developing their little (or big) personalities with each new experience is amazing to witness.

Share a special holiday tradition for your family.

Every Christmas Eve, we enjoy an early dinner at my in-laws’ house with friends and family. Then we drive by Santa Claus Lane (off Rte. 72) on our way home. Every year the girls stare at the thousands of lights in amazement and anticipation of Santa’s arrival. It is amazing to see the magic in their little eyes.

All-time favorite holiday movie:

The Grinch. Such a classic story of how the holiday spirit is within each of us.

Dream winter getaway destination:

Anywhere with hot sand and cold drinks.

New Year’s resolution:

Live in the present. You cannot change the past and worrying about the future doesn’t do any good, so live each day to the fullest. Spend time with your family and friends and enjoy every second.

Do you want to be the next MetroKids Mom? Look for your chance by "liking" us on Facebook!

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