Author: Bethany

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…