Healthy Family Meal Plan For February (4 Weeks of Ideas!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Take some of the work out of feeding your crew this month with 4 weeks of meal ideas you can feed to your entire family—babies and toddlers included! The ideas include breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner, with easy methods and accessible ingredients. Healthy Family Meal Plan I […]

Baby Food Stages 101: Tips, Recipes, and Visuals

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later When starting to think about starting solids with baby, you’ll see a lot of labels of baby food stages. Here’s what the terms Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 mean related to baby food—and the ages and recommended recipes that correspond to each. Baby Food Stages, […]

25 Fun Rewards for Kids (Easy Alternatives to Candy!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later These super fun and budget-friendly rewards for kids can help motivate, encourage, and reward positive behavior in our littles. Because there are so many great options that kids love (that don’t require you to bribe them with candy!). Rewards for Kids We can all use some easy […]

Favorite Blueberry Banana Smoothie (With Hidden Veggies)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later This quick and easy Blueberry Banana Smoothie is a great option for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert. It packs Vitamin C, potassium, healthy fats, and fiber to keep little bellies full and happy. Blueberry Banana Smoothie I try to always keep blueberries and bananas in our […]

Closet to Playroom DIY Transformation – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] I can’t believe this closet to playroom transformation worked. People. I am speechless. I get a lot of wild ideas and I start a fair amount of projects that have no chance of actually working the way I envision them… But I feel completely vindicated for all the past Pinterest fails in my resume. […]

Favorite Baby and Toddler Highchairs (For all budgets and that last!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Investing in a durable and comfortable toddler highchair right from the start can save you money in the long run and keep kids comfortable during mealtimes for years to come. Favorite Baby and Toddler Highchairs In my book, the best toddler highchairs are the ones that are […]

Best Homemade Baby Rice Cereal (Best Tips, Easy Flavor Options)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Learn the easiest way to make the best homemade Baby Rice Cereal. It’s a perfect stage 1 baby food that’s high in nutrients, easy to store, and easy to customize with lots of fresh flavors for months of yummy eating! Baby Rice Cereal I love to start […]

Easy Carrot Cake Oatmeal (to Share with the Kids!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Make the easiest Carrot Cake Oatmeal and serve up a dose of veggies for breakfast in a kid-friendly form everyone will love! This is such a great way to start the day with a nutritious breakfast packed with fruits and veggies. Carrot Cake Oatmeal We have oatmeal […]

15 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes for Babies, Toddlers, and Big Kids

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Having a stash of go-to healthy oatmeal recipes is so helpful when it comes to making satisfying and yummy breakfasts for babies, toddlers, big kids—and us parents. I rounded up my favorite healthy oatmeal recipes that are packed with fiber, yes, but also kid-friendly flavor, to making […]

How to manage screen time with kids – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] How do you manage screen time with kids? Inside: This post includes information on how I use screen time with my kids and what works best for my family. As always, do what is best for yours and what makes your feel most comfortable. I saunter downstairs each morning hopeful for quiet, longing for […]

Sensory Sorting: A quick and easy toddler activity – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Combining two loves: sensory sorting is a perfect activity! It is well-documented that I have two loves in the kids activities world: sensory bins and sorting activities. BUT WHAT IF: What if we COMBINE them into one massively amazing sensory sorting toddler activity! Insert my shocked and excited emoji HERE. RELATED: Looking for more […]

Struggling with a toddler batte of wills? Unlock the power of questions

[ad_1] Switching to questions can switch up everything Every time I find myself in a constant “battle of the wills” or I start hearing the relentless push backs of “NO!,” I stop and audit my questions – yes, MY questions. How many decisions are my kids getting to make each day? I know that we […]

Quick & Easy Vegetables for Lunch Recipes (All Kid-Friendly!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Adding a side of veggies to lunch can often seem like too much work—but these ideas are super easy to make in the moment or ahead. Find my go-to vegetables for lunch recipes including picks for raw and cooked options!   Vegetables for Lunch Recipes I always […]

Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes (Less Sweet and SO Good!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later These Healthy Cupcakes are light, fluffy, and moist. They’re also less sweet than most conventional cupcakes, both in the cake and in the pretty pink frosting, but they are still SO delicious! (Maybe “healthier” is a better term!) Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes I love making classic desserts that […]

Supporting Children When There is Scary News

[ad_1] We wanted to share a great article written by our fellow Human Sciences Family Life Specialist, Malisa Rader. Thank you, Malisa for allowing us to share your words. All children are born with a unique temperament. Some will be more sensitive to scary news stories or worrisome about their safety and the safety of […]

Healthy Breakfast Bars Recipe with Jam (So Easy!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later With wholesome ingredients and not a lot of added sugar, you can bake up Healthy Breakfast Bars to serve for breakfasts or snacks throughout the week. And they are SO good! Healthy Breakfast Bars Recipes Having easy breakfast options on hand can make mornings with kids so […]

Favorite Alphabet Soup to Share with the Kids

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Cook up this cozy Alphabet Soup recipe the next time you want an easy meal that’s also fun! ABC pasta is a perfect addition to this kid-friendly soup—and you can tailor the veggies to the likes (or dislikes!) of your own kiddos. It’s so versatile! Alphabet Soup […]

What Normal Picky Eating in Toddlers Looks Like (And How to Handle it)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Feeding little kids is a challenge, but it’s quite possible that their eating habits and behavior are totally normal. Picky eating is actually a very typical developmental phase, so if you know what to expect, you can handle the ups and downs with grace…and patience as you […]

All-Natural Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (Just 3-Ingredients!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later With the exact texture and a similar flavor to classic Rice Crispy Treats, this natural version boasts only 3 ingredients and a natural sweetener. Plus, these Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats take only minutes to make AND they’re so super yummy! Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats Long […]

Baked Oatmeal Cups with Cinnamon and Raisins

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later These easy Baked Oatmeal Cups are an ideal way to serve oatmeal to babies, baby-led weaning style, and to toddlers who like to feed themselves. Oatmeal as finger food with much less mess? Yes please! Baked Oatmeal Cups I love this method of making oatmeal into little […]

10 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Families (Toddler-Approved!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Cooking in an Instant Pot can be a challenge for kids who don’t love their food all mixed together, but these easy Instant Pot recipes are PERFECT for kids…even those with strong opinions about what they do and don’t eat! Easy Instant Pot Recipes I love having […]

Daily Toddler Nutrition Guide (Printable Chart)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later In the early days of feeding a toddler—or during a sudden shift in appetite or preferences—it can be helpful to step back and look at the big picture. This chart is meant to be a quick reference nutrition guide, and to offer reassurance. Toddler Nutrition So often, […]

Best Avocado Mango Smoothie (3 Simple Ingredients!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later With just 3 simple ingredients, this Avocado Mango Smoothie is SO good—creamy, naturally sweet, and packed with Vitamin C and healthy fats. It’s a great toddler snack or meal component (that I bet you’ll be happy to share with the kids!). Avocado Mango Smoothie I love making […]

Why Kids Don’t Need to Diet (and What to Do Instead)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later We all want to serve healthy food for kids and have them actually eat it. And for them to love their bodies. But we’re also given plenty of reasons to worry about our kids’ body weight, size and shape, especially if they fall on the higher end […]

Healthy Family Meal Plan for January (Kid-Friendly!)

[ad_1] Share it or save it for later Make it SO MUCH easier to feed your family from breakfast through dinner with these easy family meal plans for the month ahead. Each week includes recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner to give you lots of inspiration for healthy cooking and eating. Healthy Family […]