Repairing & Rebuilding Relationships with Children


[ad_1] Even with our best efforts, we will still sometimes do something that was hurtful to our child. In this season’s finale, our hosts share personal experiences and discuss research on the components of an apology and discuss a specific strategy for repairing parent-child relationships! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring […]

Simple Sauteed Apples with Cinnamon


[ad_1] Made with just three ingredients, these simple Sauteed Apples pair perfectly with oatmeal, pancakes, and yogurt, as well as savory mains like pork and chicken. We also love to make them ahead for snacking on their own! Sauteed Apples Whenever we have apples lingering in our fridge, I turn them into these delicious sauteed […]

Custody, Kinship Care, and Co-Parenting


[ad_1] When we share the responsibilities of caring for children with other adults, it comes with opportunities and challenges. Listen in for strategies for resolving conflicts and working together to create a nurturing environment for the kids! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring how small brains develop, process, and differ. Human […]

Healthy Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli


[ad_1] Serve up healthy comfort food with this easy recipe for healthy Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli. It’s quick and so yummy and a favorite family side dish to share. Healthy Mashed Potatoes I love when I find a method of cooking that simplifies dinnertime, and this one fits the bill—you get to combine two sides […]

12 Easy Bedtime Snacks for Kids (Plus Sleep Routine Tips!)


[ad_1] Bedtime snacks can be part of a healthy toddler bedtime routine that helps the kids wind down, fill their bellies, and be ready for a good night of sleep. Here’s how to choose one, how to know if your child needs one, and more tips on healthy toddler sleep. Bedtime Snacks Incorporating a bedtime […]

Easy Meatball Soup – Yummy Toddler Food


[ad_1] With Italian flavors, an easy method, and a short cooking time, this Meatball Soup with veggies and pasta is a favorite easy family dinner. Plus: Leftovers reheat so well! This recipe is sponsored by Colavita Meatball Soup We have soup weekly in the cooler months (or really, whenever the craving hits) and this Meatball […]

Pumpkin Paint and Wash Station – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/16/2023    Updated: 09/16/2023 Need a fall activity kids will do on repeat? Try creating a pumpkin paint and wash station. It’s the best outdoor fall activity that kids will keep coming back too all season long, and year after year. What is a pumpkin paint and wash station? What it is […]

Fall Leaf Cutting Bin – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/16/2023    Updated: 09/16/2023 Explore the changing fall leaves with this fall leaf cutting bin. Gather leaves on a nature walk and use them to practice cutting skills. This easy fall activity promotes fine motor skills, cutting skills, and science exploration. What is a fall leaf cutting bin? It’s an easy activity: […]

Parenting Amid Threats to Safety


[ad_1] Ideally, every family and child would have a safe and consistent home environment. When that’s not the case, parents are often forced to make hard decisions for the wellbeing of their children. Listen to today’s episode where we discuss approaches for protecting kids and a framework that provides hope! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four […]

Halloween Crafts for Kids – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/12/2023    Updated: 09/12/2023 Looking for the best Halloween crafts for kids? Check out this list of arts and crafts for the Halloween season. Try these ghost, spider web, monster, witch, bat, and pumpkin themed crafts for this spook-tacular season. Why do Halloween crafts with kids? Halloween just screams crafting. At least […]

Fall Crafts for Kids – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/09/2023    Updated: 09/09/2023 Welcome to Autumn and a gorgeous shift in season. If you’re feeling a little crafty, try one (or a few) of these fall crafts for kids. This list of exceptional fall projects for kids is full of variety: doable, multi-age, and mostly using items you probably already own. […]

Fall Sensory Soup: An Outdoor Activity – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/08/2023    Updated: 09/08/2023 This isn’t the warm and cozy kind of fall soup recipe: this is fall soup as in the incredibly fun sensory activity for kids. With just some fall treasures from nature, this simple water-based sensory bin becomes something magical. It may not look like much to adults, but […]

Fall Sensory Bin – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/07/2023    Updated: 09/07/2023 Welcome to Autumn and this gorgeous fall sensory bin. With just a few easy to find supplies, this beautiful kids activity is actually really easy to put together. Fall is the perfect season to stay inside with a sensory bin, and this one is the best yet. What […]

Rainbow Rice Construction Site – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Author: Susie    Published: 09/07/2023    Updated: 09/07/2023 Looking for a fun way to use rainbow rice with kids? Try making this rainbow rice construction site – it’s a fantastic sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers. This quick and easy activity is as beautiful as it is engaging. What is a rainbow rice construction site? Rainbow […]

Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes


[ad_1] Nutritious, fluffy, and so easy to make, these Buckwheat Pancakes are a favorite breakfast to share with the kids. They are a gluten-free, loaded with protein and fiber, and just so delicious. Buckwheat Pancakes I love having easy options for weekend breakfasts—especially recipes that work for family and friends with gluten intolerances. These pancakes […]