Salmon Finger Food

I came across this fun Salmon-baby-led-weaning recipe the other day with my toddler. The best bonding I think you can do as a parent is having your baby, toddler, or teenager help you in the kitchen. Try giving a job that they can manage and that is age appropriate. When they are just a baby […]

7 Common Skin Conditions Babies Have

Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the human body?  It serves many functions on our behalf, and especially in our babies and young children. Our skin is the first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and other nasty bugs out there. Intact, moist and healthy skin shields us from many illnesses. […]

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

This is so exciting that you are thinking about starting your baby on their first foods. Food can be used as a fundamental way to teach these tiny creatures. Starting this journey of solid food is just like reading to them or playing with colorful toys. The receptors in their brains are hard at work. […]

To Elf or to Not Elf on the Shelf ?

Happy Holidays! Has your Elf come to visit your home yet? Elfy has come to visit our house, all the way from the north pole. If you are asking yourself: “What is this new man-made holiday that they call Elf on the Shelf?” Well, it’s a book that comes with a small stuffed magical elf. […]

Confetti Shortbread Cookies

When was the last time you just let it all go and made a complete mess? If you are raising a child then that’s probably everyday. Right? Just the other day I made myself rummage though the entire house to put the clutter away. I couldn’t believe how many of my daughter’s darn hair bands […]

Homemade Birthday Cake Popcorn Balls

I am a baker and bake for a living. I seem to always be in the kitchen. Either I am making some elaborate cake, dessert, or the simple task of cleaning the kitchen after I have destroyed it. We can all say my life revolves around the kitchen. So, while I am baking or even […]

Teaching Through Imagination

My two-and-half year old toddler is becoming very imaginative. It’s amazing to sit back and watch her play with her favorite Paw Patrol figures, interacting with them as if they had jumped right out of the TV screen. She knows all their names, goes on adventures, and rescues her perilous farm animal toys from the […]

Green Goddess Pasta Puree

Babies, toddlers, and adults – we all love pasta! My little one can put down an entire box of macaroni and cheese at dinner. And honestly, mac and cheese is a guilty pleasure of mine. Instead of sneaking bites from my daughter’s favorite dish, I thought I’d make a new pasta dish that we could […]

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

As moms we can all relate to having a neglected home. You’re used to seeing a kitchen sink full of dishes and laundry that hasn’t been folded or put away yet. After all, you’re busy caring for a newborn baby, feeding, changing diapers, and staring lovingly at her all day. It’s okay. Stare away, soak all this […]

Back to Daycare

Seeing how my daughter is only two, and isn’t in real school yet, we started her in daycare at our local church. It was last year and I was very hesitant that this tiny little one-year old girl, who is still learning and understanding the world, wasn’t ready to be away from her mommy. I […]