Treats

G: Mama, can I have some chocolate after my eggs? Me: sure! That’s not an uncommon answer around here. We let our kids have treats almost whenever they ask. I had some pretty messed up views on food/eating and I…

Must Have Kitchen Stuff

Here is my current kitchen favorites list. Happy cooking! Shirt Bib – toddlers be messy! I don’t like traditional high chairs. They take up too much space for me and are hard to clean. I have this. I like that…

Quick Meals

Who doesn’t love a quick meal? Here are some of our favs! I try to keep a few of these in the house all the time for those nights when dinner just isn’t coming together in a timely manner. A…

Snacks

Need a list of snacks/lunch sides? Here’s one I put together. Enjoy all the nom noms! cheerios/cereal   granola – I like this because no added sugar. They use monk fruit to give it a little sweetness Bada Bean Bada Boom…

Pesto

We have a TON of basil so we decided to make pesto. Ingredients: Basil Leaves (remove stems and wash) We had a spider try to join the party but he was removed quickly by Hubs. But after I screamed and…

Tie Dye Towels

I decided to do this activity with a friend of mine. The kids were all excited. Supplies: towels – we had thin Target towels but next time we do this, I think I will get these. spray tie dye –…

My Parenting Philosophy

“You can be anything you want. Except an a-hole” No really, that’s what we say. Here are my dirty baker’s dozen-ish ideas on how I want to parent. This is a wish list. I fail often. We are mostly attachment…

Cornbread waffles

I was feeling feisty the other day so I threw some cornbread batter in the waffle iron. After that, Hubs declared there is no other way to make cornbread in our house. Seriously, it was that good. I don’t have…

Centers

I like to make centers for the kids. I can change them out daily (or sometimes hourly). There’s no pressure to complete each activity but there’s enough stuff to keep them busy. And if they don’t seem interested in what’s…

Cut and Paste Top Tips

Here’s a few tricks for doing these cut and paste activities. 1) get the first part glued down for the kid. 2) give them doable chucks. Start with maybe 3 numbers/letter/whatever 3) organize the pieces by page so it’s not…