Barley Mash

Barley is a very versatile and nutritious grain and can be used for any meal of the day. You can make a simple barley cereal for breakfast. A savory stew for lunch or dinner. Or, a sweet dessert when combined with apples. Try soaking the barley in water before boiling. It will help increase its […]

Green Bean Puree: First Food

If you have a 6-month old baby and you find yourself running low on 4-6 month puree recipe ideas, green bean puree is the next one you need to try out. This makes a great one to test on your baby on the tail end of the 6-month mark. I say wait until the end […]

When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Those Bath Toys?

How Often Should You Clean Bath Toys, and Why? Cleaning your child(ren)’s bath toys at least monthly, or when showing signs of visible dirt/discoloration, makes sense. Although we equate bath time with “clean”, the moist environment of the bath provides a fertile breeding ground for growth of mold and mildew – both on the outside […]

Barley Cereal

You’ve heard of oatmeal cereal or rice cereal for babies, but have you heard of barley cereal? Yes, you heard right. Actually, some doctors say skip the rice cereal that you see on the shelves and go straight to barley – as for some babies can’t tolerate the rice as it can give them gas […]

Time Change: The Wisdom of Peter Pan

Last weekend, we moved our clocks back an hour and received that one precious hour of extra sleep. (I should add that when you’re the parent of young children, extra sleep is but an old wives tale). But how is it we are choosing to actually spend our time? At some point we might want to ask ourselves […]

Pineapple Coconut Banana

Our new favorite things in the mornings are smoothies. The whole family can enjoy them. Sometimes I will make my smoothie the night before and keep it in a mason jar. It’s super easy for the working mom (or dad) to pour in a cup and head out the door – as well as pour […]

Peach Banana Quinoa Puree

The peach is a perfect fruit that pairs great with granola, yogurt, ice cream, crepes, and even as a sauté for grilled chicken. I decided to add it with the cereal-like quality of quinoa for not just the health benefits that quinoa has, but it also binds the peach and banana nicely for a puree. […]

Edamame, Orange, and Avocado Puree

My daughter loves edamame. She likes to squeeze the little pods until the edamame pop out, making her my little kitchen helper. I love this recipe because I can use the ingredients to make two meals, one could be my toddlers lunch with the orange slices, avocado and edamame all ready to eat while the other option […]

Broccoli and Orange Puree

Some days I just wanna say yuck to broccoli. Then there are some days that I crave it. Well, my bouncing, bubbly, and very active toddler actually craves it. Looking back, I think I know why she craves that little green vegetable. And it begins with a little fib my husband and I told her. […]

Summer Activities to Beat the Heat

Summer is in full force. The weather is hot and humid and your toddler seems to need constant attention and entertainment. We live in a small town in Texas and the community of people are so sweet. I love how the town comes together with a band at the town’s center stage on Saturday nights, […]