Author: Megan

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Delicious Disney Dole Whip

I am a huge fan of recipes that take less than five ingredients, so this recipe fit neatly into my “perfect recipe for kids” category.  I was a little skeptical that the consistency would turn out less like ice-cream and more like a smoothie, but I was…

Dreamy Orange Creamies

These orange creamsicles were delicious.  My husband came home and ate three and then asked if we could make more… which, of course, we did.  They were smooth and creamy and tasted like an Orange Julius on a stick.  The great part about it is they…

Toddlers in the Garden: Planting time, again!

We were told that some plants need to be planted earlier and some later, so we planted lettuce and peas first, in the earlier spring and we planted everything else about a month later.  The picture below clearly describes my two-year-olds interest in gardening this round.…