Garrett has been asking if we can make playdough for over a week now, but I’ve been putting him off because, even though it's one of my favorite indoor toddler activities, his sister is going through a stage where she wants to eat everything (and climb, and dump, and throw, and… you get the idea), Keep Reading
When it comes to my kids, their health and happiness are my two biggest concerns. After that, it’s most important to me to raise them to be the best kind of people they can be.
I take food very seriously in our home, because my husband has a lot of food allergies. This means we are very careful with what we let into our home. That means our kids eat a diet that is gluten-free, and full of fresh veggies and fruits.
We are also committed to raising our kids without spoiling them, and teaching them the value of working hard for what you have in life. We think it’s actually a good thing for kids to not get everything that they want, because it helps build them into better people.
Children can be a lot of work, and they don’t always make life easier. I strive to help you enjoy your children more and stress over them less!
Walk into the stores right now, and what’s the first thing you see? Toys! Lots of toys just begging your kids to beg you to buy them! Frankly, I’m a little disillusioned by the toys being offered. It’s not that I don’t think Olaf is cute, it’s just that I don’t want my kids to end up with toys that Keep Reading
A what? A time-bound chore could be putting the chickens up at night, or feeding bottle calves, or for me, milking goats twice a day - even the kid’s naps are a time-bound chore! Those kinds of things can’t wait on you to get in the mood, you have to do them - and that’s a good thing! One of Keep Reading
I know a lot of us cloth diaper at home, but feel like it’s too much work when we’re going out to bring cloth diapers, a wet bag for dirty diapers, and try to keep everything organized. It is much easier just to take disposables and throw them away after using them! After a while though, especially Keep Reading
Healthy no-churn chocolate ice cream make your favorite guilty pleasure, well… not guilty! I love how easy it is to make gluten-free recipes for healthy treats. My eleven month old has a chocolate ice cream stash on her upper lip. Now, normally I’d agree that this makes me a bad parent, but this Keep Reading
Quite a while ago, I wrote about some of Garrett’s favorite books, and why we liked them. As we’ve changed and grown over the last year or so, I felt like it was time to amend that list and tell y’all that those particular books are now off of our shelf - and why. Disclaimer: the following are my Keep Reading
I thought parenting was going to be bad. I really did. Blame it on the “experienced” parents telling me I had no idea what I getting into. Or the frazzled moms who were at their wits end. Actually it was bad for a while. Any life changing event takes some getting used to. I went from having only Keep Reading
Ah, winter. It’s cold, dreary, and gray outside - there’s not even any snow to play in. What’s a toddler to do to keep from losing his mind (Or more likely, to keep their parents from losing theirs)? I’m not one of those moms that has a box full of busy bags, or an endless supply of pipe cleaners Keep Reading
Baking soda play dough is an allergy-friendly alternative to traditional recipes. No childhood is complete without play dough. I mean really, can you imagine? Over the last several months, Garrett’s imagination has really been budding, so I knew I had to find a good play dough recipe. He loves Keep Reading
Traveling with kids can make you want to pull your hair out. Am I right? But for some of us (raises hand) holiday traveling is pretty much unavoidable. This thanksgiving will be Baby H’s first serious road trip. Having both a baby and a toddler in the car for 14 hours should be Keep Reading