Tomato Cheddar Mini Quiche

This is yet another recipe from the great Annabel Karmel. So many recipes in her book caught my eye, and I have so many on the list yet to try! Some other great ones I have reviewed here include chicken nuggets, and mini banana bran muffins. Little…

Chris Van Dusen and His Diverse Books

These books are some of my favorites.  The illustrations are amazing and the stories are super unique and entertaining. From circus animals escaping from their trainer, to a man and his dog who just can’t seem to cut a break, Chris Van Dusen always has great stories. His rhymes are…

Capturing Magical Toddler Moments: Tips from Photographer Jaquilyn Shumate

Jaquilyn Shumate and her husband have their own photography business with a great following in the Seattle area.  Jaquilyn specializes in just about everything, from nature to the nursery and nuptials.  Not only is she an amazing professional, but she knows personally how to photograph kids.…

Mini Bites of Banana Bran Muffins

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Annabel Karmel. This recipe is one of hers from her Top 100 Finger Foods: 100 Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Child and I LOVE how it turned out. The first recipe we tried from her cookbook was her Crispy Chicken…

Pina Colada Popsicles

Today I was graciously accepted to post on my friend Alexis’ blog – Learn As We Go She is a mother to four kids under the age of six and shares on a variety of topics including frugal living and other family topics. I met Alexis…

3 Ingredient Banana Egg Muffins

I am on a bit of a breakfast kick.  I love breakfast, and my kids love breakfast foods, so trying out new breakfast recipes is a win-win.  We have had fun experimenting and making some unique, creative breakfast foods that the kids have a blast with.…

Toddlers + Chores

What are your favorite ways to involve your toddler-aged kids in household chores? For me this question is an important one. I remember being told long ago that as a mother you should “work yourself out of a job” – meaning that you should train your…

On The Go Cereal Balls

These cereal balls are essentially just dump, mix and form! No baking required. A toddler can make the whole thing from start to finish if you and they want to! I really like the idea of using cheerios to make a quick and easy snack. I…

Bob Shea vs. Kids: He Wins Every Time!

These books are adorable and my kids think they are hilarious.  The whole “Dinosaur vs….” series is about a dinosaur who faces big kid tasks and tries to get out of them, but the tasks always win. Things like going to the potty, being quiet at the…

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a nice little frozen treat in the middle of summer? And how about one that’s so simple a toddler can make it? When I saw this idea in our PBS Do It Myself Cookbook I knew we needed to try it! This little…

Easy Egg Salad

Were there egg shells in this egg salad? You bet there was! That’s what happens when toddlers make the entire thing. But, the recipe was really good and it was fun that the kids got to make our lunch today. They ate the entire thing, so…

Easy Squeezy Marmalade Muffins

This lovely Marmalade Muffin recipe comes from Pioneer Woman. I came across her recipes when I was first married and quickly became a huge fan. For Valentine’s Day as a just-starting-out married couple, my husband bought me her newly-released cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes from an Accidental…

Mini Muffin Pancakes

This recipe was such a fun creative outlet for my toddlers. Was the final product incredibly delicious? To me, it really wasn’t, but the kids ate a ton of them and were proud of what they did. 🙂  They would be delicious with just raspberries, blueberries,…

Homemade Crispy Chicken Nuggets, with Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce

I don’t know about your toddlers, but mine LOVE chicken nuggets. Especially dunking them in sweet and sour sauce from McDonalds – my husband taught my son very young to enjoy them! PICKY EATER? Since he loves chicken nuggets so much sometimes it’s hard to get…

Helen Lester and Her Quirky Penguin Friend

Tacky the Penguin.  How my kids love this quirky little penguin who marches to the beat of his own drum and finds that being different is an amazing thing to be.  They love these books and so do I.  I love the message that Tacky teaches: it’s…

Bananas for Muffins

I love muffins, but I am not a huge fan of bananas. These are the only banana muffins I have ever made that I really love, and since I always have a few extra bananas that are starting to go brown, this is the perfect excuse…

Tips for Quick + Cute Toddler Hairstyles from Tessi Wood

So excited to have Tessi Wood as our first guest post.  We met while our husbands were in grad school together.  We had just had our first babies and we were at the same point in life.  Trying to figure out how to be a first-time…

Leftover Rice Pudding

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER RICE? I always have leftover rice from dinner and I’m never sure what to do with it. But I love rice pudding. It’s a comfort food. One day I had a small amount of leftover white rice in the fridge, and…

12+ Satisfying Baked Potato Toppings

You worked hard today. You deserve to rest. But it’s dinner time. Here are 12 baked potato toppings to turn your easiest side into a filling dinner. Toss some potatoes in the oven (hold the foil) and look over this list. Don’t have an hour plus to…

Mercer Meyer, Monsters and More

You may remember these books from your childhood since Mercer Meyer began writing and illustrating his books in 1966 and has 300 published titles.  Well guess what, toddlers still love them!  I have read these books over and over again and both Jack and Nora adore…