5 Easy Steps to Create Your Own Music and Movement Class

This post comes courtesy of my dear friend and old neighbor Charlotte Barnes! She led a music and movement class when we both lived in married student housing at BYU. It was the happening place! I even went and I didn’t have any kids at the…

Red and Pink Valentine’s Day Drinks

I make smoothies a lot at home. Several times a week we will have a smoothie with our dinner, or as an afternoon snack. I no longer follow recipes as I make smoothies but I have a general idea of the ratio of ingredients to get…

Valentine’s Day Candied Popcorn

I am a little bit popcorn crazed right now. In the last 2 weeks I have made cinnamon sugar, s’mores, white chocolate snickerdoodle, strawberry jello, fluffer nutter and… animal cracker flavored popcorn! If I remembered them all! Thanks to my mom who gave me this amazing…

10 Easy Snacks to make with Toddlers

Make snack time fun with these simple, healthy and entertaining recipes! Peanut Butter Apple Smiles Mandarin Pumpkins Mini Fruit Kabobs Toddler Made Deviled Eggs Rainbow Veggie Bites Cereal Balls No Bake Banana Oat Energy Bites Trail Mix Anytime “Breakfast” Sundae No Bake Granola Bars What did…

Rainbow Veggie Bites

I was so excited to try making these little veggie bites! And boy did they not disappoint! These were delicious, light and easy to make. YOU WILL NEED Veggies, chopped small (any variety… great time to clean out your fridge drawers!). I used a few different…

Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

I was browsing through my Betty Crocker cookbook wanting to make something I hadn’t tried before when a tiny little recipe with only 3 ingredients caught my eye. I thought, really?? Only butter, sugar and flour? I had to try it out! Immediately after making this…

Birthday Cookie Tutorial

I’m so excited to be sharing this two part tutorial from my friend Bre! I absolutely love her cookies that I’ve seen her posting on Instagram. With this tutorial and inspiration you can create your own beautiful cookies for your toddlers birthday or other celebration! Read…

Mango Salsa

I cannot rave enough about this little gem of a recipe! This mango salsa is simple and delicious. I love making this to jazz up a simple dinner of cheese quesadillas. It would also be delicious on grilled chicken, or just with chips! Something I’ve learned…

Mini Muffins!

If you’re like me and you LOVE having freshly baked muffins around, these recipes are perfect for you! I was so excited when I found these in a cookbook from the library called Baby and Toddler on the Go by Kim Laidlaw. What I love about…

Avocado Egg Salad

This simple and delicious little sandwich was so easy to make, and quite healthy to boot! While my barely 3 year old didn’t eat the finished product she certainly enjoyed the cooking process. For an easy and fun toddler cooking activity I’d recommend… ADULT PREP Hard…

Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

Now I’m not a gingerbread expert. So I can’t claim this is “the best gingerbread recipe”… My goal was to find one that is simple (ingredients and measurements), and allows the kids to get involved. When I read this recipe from Babes in Disneyland I knew…

Simple Holiday Table Arrangement

Many of you enjoyed Jessica’s piece on why she gardens with her kids. Today she is back to share a simple tutorial for creating a fresh foraged holiday table arrangement. Thanks for your words and for sharing your creativity Jessica! – Bethany This time of year…

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts

Tis the season! I was so excited to find these simple little treats that were a delight to make with my barely 3 year old, 4 and a half year old, and my 6 year old cousin helped out as well! All three kids gathered around…

Audrey Wood’s Napping Books Don’t Put You to Sleep!

If you are a huge fan of good illustrations that come with an entertaining plot line, you will love these books.  All of Audrey Wood’s books are winners for both of my toddlers. Several of her books are bestsellers!  The plot-lines are engaging, quirky and unique…

Cruise Through Donald Crews Train Books

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Donald Crews’ big sellers “Freight Train” and “Truck”, but he has several other books that grab kids attention and help them to learn.  If you have toddlers who love trains, trucks, boats etc. these are the books for…

Tomato and White Bean Bruschetta

Here’s a little preview of a post I wrote for Cooking with Languages! These little appetizers were such a great recipe experience for the kiddos! They enjoyed… PAINTING SLICED BAGUETTES MASHING CANNELINI BEANS SMELLING THE INGREDIENTS  The ingredients are so full of flavor – what a…

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…