Mo Willems Mo’ Fun

If you haven’t heard of the Mo Willems books go get them right now!  These books are so much fun!  The Knuffle Bunny series uses real photography- along with drawings for their illustrations and so the books are super unique.  The Pigeon series is extremely interactive;…

Eric Litwen’s Books Are “Groovy”

Eric Litwin teaches amazing concepts like colors, counting, basic addition and subtraction and social skills, all through a groovy cat that sings catchy songs and strolls through life with ease.  I love that Pete the Cat faces real kid challenges with an attitude of optimism and…

No Bake Banana Oat Energy Bites

I am on a bit of a grab n’ go snack kick.  Since having a new baby, packing a lunch for two toddlers and loading us all up on time has gotten a little trickier.  I am looking for lots of snacks, I can quickly grab…

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been dying to share this recipe. This has been one of my FAVORITE fall/Halloween desserts for YEARS! My mom would make it every October and it is just such a perfect treat. One reason I love these bars is that it makes a BIG…

Peanut Butter Apple Smiles

I saw this simple idea for an easy toddler recipe and snack/treat on pinterest and just had to give it a try! I am really into interactive snacks that give the kids a chance to experiment while they also are satisfied by a delicious and hopefully…

Southwest Pumpkin Soup

This recipe comes from my treasured family cookbook that was a gift from my Aunt Rachel. When I made it I added all the spices and it had a bit of a kick! So if you aren’t a big fan of spicy/curry flavors, consider adding a…

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies were AMAZING.  They were moist and fluffy and had just a hint of pumpkin without being overwhelming.  My husband loves snickerdoodles and when he ate these, he gained an even greater love for pumpkin snickerdoodles.  Maybe it’s the time of year but anything with…

13 Haunted Halloween Books for Your Little Monster

Looking for some fun, SPOOKY Halloween books for the kids? that won’t actually frighten them to death?? We have just the books for you!  Halloween is one of me and my kids FAVORITE holidays.  The kids love digging up the latest and greatest Halloween books to…

Mandarin Pumpkins

These simple and healthy little snacks are perfect for October! Credit goes to Bren Did for the original idea. I was hoping to find some fun themed snacks for a month when typically we are all eating WAY too much candy and sugar! YOU WILL NEED…

Overnight Oats: Pumpkin Pie + Maple Brown Sugar

I always have a hard time finding quick and easy breakfast meals that aren’t cereal, so when I found overnight oats I was pretty excited.  These are super simple recipes and you can experiment with other overnight oat recipes by adding and trying new things.  …

Mini Peach Pies with Egg Wash Paint

Is anyone else out there holding onto summer? Or is summer holding onto me?? As I’m typing it’s 80 degrees outside and a glorious sun kissed day! That’s September for ya… the best month in my opinion. This recipe has a lot of fun exciting cooking…

Bethany’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sharing one of my treasured recipes today. For the longest time I hated making chocolate chip cookies because I felt like they never turned out how I wanted them to be… I would use the recipe on the chocolate chip package or look up…

20+ Favorite Fall Traditions with Toddlers

Oh fall.  I love the fall.  Something about the start of a new school year, new lunch boxes and school outfits with pencils sharpened and ready to go.  We lived in married student housing at the University of Utah for several years while my husband attended…

Slow Cooker Applesauce

We had some apples this year that needed to be preserved and used up. They weren’t sweet and delicious to eat, they were tart and small and green – so after using some to make a delicious apple crisp I wanted to try making my own…

Raspberry Freezer Jam

I am so, so excited to be sharing one of my all time FAVORITE recipes today. I grew up eating this raspberry freezer jam and my husband BEGS me to make it every year. If you try it, you’ll never go back. This jam is so…

Grab-and-Go Snack Jars from The Butter Half!

Welcome to Abbey from The Butter Half!! I’m super grateful she was willing to share a recipe from her site with us. Abbey is a lover of all things food, and I LOVE her blog that is filled with simple and delicious recipes for families… and…

Karma Wilson and the Big Friendly Bear

I love these books! Bear is this ferocious beast that is protected and coddled by a bunch of tiny woodland creatures who are his best friends.  These books teach lessons all about saying thank you, sharing, helping each other and being a good friend.  The kiddos…

Toddler Made Deviled Eggs

This little “recipe” is a fun activity for toddlers. The results isn’t perfect but the process is an awesome experience, and it tastes great too! YOU WILL NEED One hard boiled egg (here’s my favorite fail-proof method for easy-peel hard boiled eggs!) One ziploc bag A…

Grab N’ Go Granola Bars: Back to School Snacks

I am always looking for easy, healthy snacks that I can throw in a sandwich bag and take with me.  Kids are hungry all the time!  It doesn’t matter if we ate an hour before we left the house, I always find them rummaging in my…

Mini Fruit Kabobs

Mini fruit kabobs are a really easy and fun hands on snack AND learning activity for toddlers! YOU WILL NEED A variety of fruit, cut into tiny little pieces. We used strawberries, canned mandarins, canned pineapple tidbits, honeydew, blueberries and grapes. Use what you like or…