Season 3 Podcast: All About Temperament


Revisiting ‘In the Heat of a Meltdown’

[ad_1] In the third season of the podcast, our cohosts, Lori and Mackenzie, explore the research and reality around temperament – which makes each child (and adult) different. On this page, you’ll find an outline of the season’s content and a brief description of each episode. S3: Ep. 1 – Temperament: It’s in Their NatureHow […]

Season 2 Podcast: Parent Self-Care


Revisiting ‘In the Heat of a Meltdown’

[ad_1] In the second season of the podcast, our cohosts, Lori and Mackenzie, explore the research and reality around the superpowers of self-care as parents. On this page, you’ll find an outline of the season’s content and a brief description of each episode. S2: Ep. 1 – Being Both a Parent and a PersonBeing a parent is […]

Season 1 Podcast: Parenting Foundations


Revisiting ‘In the Heat of a Meltdown’

[ad_1] In the first season of the podcast, our cohosts, Lori and Mackenzie, explore the research and reality around common parenting questions related to children’s behavior. On this page, you’ll find an outline of the season’s content and a brief description of each episode. S1: Ep. 1 – All Things Parenting Have parenting questions? Our […]

Favorite Ripe Banana Recipes


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[ad_1] Find new and classic ideas for what to make with ripe and overripe bananas—which includes banana bread, yes, but so much more!—with these easy banana recipes. Banana Recipes The next time you find yourself with overripe bananas, do not waste them! Transform them into one of these recipes right away, or stash them into […]

Favorite Lunch Wraps (to Share with the Kids)


turkey wrap on blue plate.

[ad_1] Mix up the lunch menu with these easy lunch wraps. They’re each fast to make, use straightforward ingredients that are easy to find, and can be made in minutes. Lunch Wraps Whenever my kids decide they no longer want a sandwich, or I’m out of bread, we turn to wraps. These ideas are easy […]

Fall Sort and Paint Activity – Busy Toddler


Fall Sort and Paint Activity - Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/18/2022    Updated: 09/18/2022 Introducing a magically, multi-step toddler activity using the supplies you have around the house. This fall sort and paint activity is the perfect combination of nature, math, and art. Plus, it’s a perfect way to make it to nap time. What is a fall sort and paint activity? […]

Fall Leaf Craft – Busy Toddler


Fall Leaf Craft - Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/18/2022    Updated: 09/18/2022 This simple fall leaf craft is one of the best: a way to connect in nature with toddlers, create art, and practice fundamental skills. Grab your toddler and head outside; this fall craft is one of the best you’ll try this season. What is a fall leaf craft? […]

Easy Weeknight Dinners for Family (Fav 30-Minute Meals)


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[ad_1] Find the best, easy weeknight dinners for family meals with these 15 30-minutes (or less!) ideas. With options to make them ahead, freeze them for later, and share with kids of any age. Easy Weeknight Dinners for Family I know that we’re all looking for easy meals that can be made quickly, so this […]

Easy Chili Mac Recipe


Easy Chili Mac Recipe

[ad_1] Cheesy, comforting, and packed with plant-based protein and veggies, this family-friendly Chili Mac is a super yummy dinner for everyone at the table. (Bonus: Leftovers reheat so well!) Easy Chili Mac I’m always looking for new pasta dishes to make for my family—because pasta is one ingredient my whole crew loves—and this Chili Mac […]

Easy Strawberry Juice


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[ad_1] Use this easy method to make fresh, delicious strawberry juice in just 5 minutes without a juicer. The juice has simple ingredients, vitamin C, fiber, and yummy flavor—and stores really well. Strawberry Juice Making strawberry juice at home is quick and easy, and delivers a really flavorful juice that’s rich in nutrients. It’s one […]

Favorite Fig Bars – Yummy Toddler Food


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[ad_1] Transform pantry staples into these amazing Fig Bars that pack protein, whole grains, and delicious flavor into one bar. These have similar flavor to store bought bars, but with less sweetness and more satisfying nutrients. YUM. Fig Bars Fig bars have long been one of our favorite snacks and while I sometimes buy them […]

Kids Meal Delivery Review: Nurture Life


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[ad_1] I’ve been looking for ways to save my sanity on busy weeknights and the kids meal delivery service, Nurture Life, has been a favorite option for my entire family. Their meals are delicious, nutritious, and so darn convenient. Kids Meal Delivery This post is sponsored by Nurture Life. Only in the past few months […]

Favorite Birthday Treats for School


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[ad_1] Whether you need store bought packaged birthday treats for school, are looking for an easy homemade option, or even a non-food treat, this list of favorites will help you choose! Birthday Treats for School Bringing in birthday treats to share with a class is one of the more exciting parts of the school year […]

Favorite Blueberry Yogurt Muffins


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[ad_1] Moist, tender, and full of fresh blueberry flavor, these Blueberry Yogurt Muffins are a favorite breakfast and snack to share with the kids. Plus: They store SO well for days. Blueberry Yogurt Muffins Using yogurt in muffins has totally made me LOVE muffins so much more. The yogurt makes the texture light, fluffy, and […]

Master List of Healthy Family Meals (Kid-Approved)


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[ad_1] Deciding what to make for family dinner each day can be a challenge, but this list of healthy family meals includes over 50 favorites—including ALL the best kid-friendly dinners! A quick scan of this list will make quick work of meal planning. Healthy Family Meals I know it can be hard to find recipe […]

2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream (4 Flavors!)


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[ad_1] Make a batch of the easiest banana ice cream to share with the kids with just two ingredients and the creamiest texture! It takes about 5 minutes, there are four yummy flavor options (including homemade chocolate shell) and is just so good. Banana Ice Cream There are so many things we can do with […]

Sunflower Seed Butter, 4 Ways


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[ad_1] With so many families needing to be peanut-free for school (and for allergies), I am so excited to share this recipe for Sunflower Seed Butter—in original, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate—as an affordable (and better tasting!) option to store-bought. Sunflower Seed Butter I love the flavor of actual sunflower seeds, but I hate the flavor […]

Easy Butternut Squash Hummus – Yummy Toddler Food


Easy Butternut Squash Hummus - Yummy Toddler Food

[ad_1] Try this simple Butternut Squash Hummus recipe for a veggie-packed dip or spread to serve with crackers, veggies, or bread. It’s so easy to make, stores well for days, and is rich in natural sweetness, protein, fiber, and vitamin C. Butternut Squash Hummus It’s so easy to add extra nutrients to hummus, and adding […]

Apple Washing Bin Sensory Activity – Busy Toddler


Two toddlers sit at a sensory bin holding apples. They are washing the apples with water, sponges, and soft brushes.

[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/05/2022    Updated: 09/05/2022 Create a simple apple washing bin for your toddler or preschooler with just a few household supplies. This part science, part sensory activity gives children the chance to explore the physical attributes of apples as they scrub away. The bonus: you end up with clean apples. Related: Looking […]

25 Favorite Make-Ahead Breakfasts (Easy and Kid-Friendly!)


25 Favorite Make-Ahead Breakfasts (Easy and Kid-Friendly!)

[ad_1] Getting a yummy breakfast onto the table can be so difficult on busy mornings with everything we need to do for our families. Enter: These make-ahead breakfasts that are both nutritious and kid-friendly! Make-Ahead Breakfasts When you take preferences of little kids into account, and add on the pressure of getting out the door […]