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…

In the Garden: Fun Ideas for Harvesting with Kids

Welcome to Lauresa Larson who is guest posting today from Backyard Fresh Meals! Read on to enjoy a bunch of simple and practical learning activities for this time of year with your toddlers in the garden. -Bethany Harvest time is my second favorite part of gardening.…

20+ Toddler Trail Mix Ideas: Back to School Snacks

Want an easy back to school snack?  Trail mix is the perfect thing!  It’s super easy, your kids can make it by themselves and the combinations are limitless!  We love going to a bulk store and just buying things in big quantities then making our own…

Simple Apple Crisp

I absolutely love apple crisp! This is a favorite fall dessert recipe of mine. I grew up eating this often as the perfect ending to a fall Sunday family dinner. It’s such a simple dessert that doesn’t take much work and the results are delicious! To…

Blackberry Freezer Jam

I was lucky enough to grow up eating homemade freezer jam. I learned how to do this from my mom and I absolutely LOVE the taste of homemade blackberry freezer jam! My #1 favorite is raspberry, and this blackberry version comes in a close second. I…

Super Simple Potato Salad

During the summer the kids have been obsessed with hot dog roasts.  And during my pregnancy I have been obsessed with my mom’s potato salad.  Maybe it’s because it’s delicious, and maybe it makes me a little nostalgic remembering all the summer barbecues at home. Especially now…

Cookie Color Mixing

Sierra Wilson lives with her husband, two daughters, and 12 chickens in South Texas. She is a full-time mom and part-time art teacher who also enjoys writing, hiking, and eating too much chocolate. The magic of mixing colors + the deliciousness of cookies = a total…

Cooking with Toddlers: 20+ Easy Kitchen Tasks

Cooking with toddlers is quite an adventure! Toddlers are so eager to help and yet not in control of their fine and gross motor skills – so you’re sure to have a mess! I find that when I pick 1-2 tasks from a recipe that I…

Outrageous Orange Julius

We are obviously obsessed with cool drinks and treats in this hot weather! My mom always made orange julius for us as kids, so making this recipe was a very nostalgic experience.  I loved drinking Orange Julius throughout the summer as a kid, so I thought…

5 Easy Activities to Promote Early Music Literacy in Toddlers

Big thank you to Rachel for being a guest here today! Here’s some background on Rachel for ya, then love her practical ideas for promoting a love for music and using music to teach your toddlers! -Bethany Rachel Koller is a full-time mama trying to make…

Stephen Gammell’s Gallery of Children’s Art

So this week I decided to go a little out of the box and I picked a whole bunch of books from the same illustrator instead of the same author, to see if my kids would like all of their books.  And it worked!  Stephen Gammell’s…

Let’s Talk Picky Eating

Hey there my friends. This idea box topic is such a hot-button issue! When you have a child who is picky, meal times can be so stressful! I remember growing up my parents had a rule that we had to eat whatever number bites we were…

We All Scream For Ice Cream

  We like ice cream.  That’s all there really is to say.  When it’s hot outside, and the kids have been swimming all day and you just want to cool off… nothing sounds better than ice cream.  We have a friend who has an ice cream…

Win a Free Printable!

Anyone else just LOVE inspiring and beautifully designed quotes? I know I do. I find that having happy words on the walls bring my thoughts upward to a positive place – so I love having little reminders around my house. Here is one from my door……

Summer Shorts Sewing Tutorial

This tutorial comes our way from the talented Anne of See Anne Sew, where she documents her sewing projects that she makes for her kiddos. So thrilled that she could share her expertise with us! Enjoy! -Bethany I was thrilled to be asked to share a…

Why Garden with Your Kids? from Jessica at The Little Farm Wagon

Enjoy this gardening inspiration today courtesy of Jessica Smith from Wilsonville, Oregon! Check out Jessica’s instagram @thelittlefarmwagon and facebook page where you’ll find more beautiful pictures of their gardening endeavor and made-to-order bouquets. -Bethany My 15 month old toddler trips over the hose and falls into the…

4 Real Fruit Popsicles

My kids love popsicles! They are such a fun treat to cool down and enjoy outside during the summer months. My husband’s favorite popsicles that he grew up eating are otter pops – but those are all sugar and food coloring with no nutritional value at…

3 Tasty Toddler Tortilla Rolls

Looking for new ideas for lunches?  Tortilla rolls have become our new faves.  I can pretty much look in the cupboards/fridge and grab leftovers and ingredients I have laying around and experiment… which saves me from having to make anymore trips to the grocery store.  Tortilla…