Graduating from Everything

Summer is upon us so let the fun begin. But before the summer break begins we’ve all been super swamped with “End of the Year” school parties. I have never seen more jumpy houses and hotdogs in my life. My daughter goes to two daycares since mom and dad both work from home. While having […]

Easy DIY Bow Frame

Tidy up your toddler’s room with this DIY hair bow frame. Firstborns usually get spoiled. Not just by mom and dad. But grandparents, in-laws, and friends. They’re the firstborn so naturally we all want to give them as many cute outfits, shoes, toys, and books. My firstborn is two-and-a-half years old and Elle’s room is […]

DIY Lip Gloss with Your Toddlers

My daughter Elle loves to sit in my lap while I put on my makeup. Of course she wants to imitate and do exactly like her mommy, so I give her a small chap stick to put on her lips while I apply my lipstick. She loves to smear it on, smack her lips in […]

Turning Two

When my parents or friends of mine say that the time with your child goes by so fast, they weren’t lying. It sure does. Or, I should say, “it has!” My daughter just turned two. I can’t even believe it. She really is an amazing little girl who is very independent, strong-willed, and incredibly cuddly. […]

My Spirited Child

What is a spirited child? A spirited child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic than most. I know this because she kind of gets it from me. And it’s this spiritedness that creates the so-called “terrible twos.” But your toddler isn’t terrible, they’re just becoming aware of their personalities. They might be experiencing a […]

Ask Dr. JJ: Heating Up Purees and Getting Baby to Listen

How do I heat up my baby’s purees?  Hi, I just prepared my baby’s first solid food (sweet potato) using the Baby Bullet, and have now stored it in the fridge as I am planning to feed it to her tomorrow. Would it be okay to use the bottle warmer to heat up the cup, […]

Childproofing for Your Crawling Toddler

So now your little one is on all fours, engines running, ready to go! We’re going to continue baby-proofing from the bottom up – because those are where the risks are – right at ground zero, until your baby is walking and climbing. For more childproofing tips, click here. Absolute musts: electrical outlet covers, anti-tip […]

Blackberry Kale Puree

“Dang, Mommy! This one is good!” I say to myself as I feed my little one this fun mix of goodies packed into a puree. I had never thought to blanch kale before blending it into a delicious mix, and it makes a world of a difference! This recipe has just the right amount of sweetness […]

Fish Sticks and Fries

So, I was in the process of planning out my post about the different things we can all do with end-of-the-season kale when I had a moment. As I was sitting and writing the post, our dinner of fish sticks and french fries was cooking in the oven behind me. I have a stomach bug […]

Cheesy Kale Pasta

My toddler is loving chunky foods. She only has 4 teeth, so I have no idea how she eats the chunky food, but she loves it! Especially when she can grab them directly with her fingers. She grabs the food, pops it into her mouth, and before she can even finish chewing, she’s reaching for more […]