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Painting Ideas for Kids – Busy Toddler

20+ Painting Ideas for Kids: Image shows 8 ideas for painting with kids (from creator Busy Toddler)

Author: Susie    Published: 06/04/2023    Updated: 06/04/2023 Looking for some new painting ideas for kids? Think “outside the canvas” with these unique painting activities. Ditch the white paper and try these fun ways to paint with kids. What are some painting ideas for kids? There’s so much more to painting with kids than white paper and […]

Best Books About Food for Parents | Yummy Toddler Food

Stack of picky eating books on countertop.

Here are my favorite books about food—including how to feed kids and our larger relationship with food and bodies—that have informed my own thinking about my work. And they are where I turn whenever real-life challenges arise with food or feeding. Best Books About Food I know we all want a quick fix when it […]

Raising Responsible Consumers

Raising Responsible Consumers

Whether online shopping, utilizing a product, or viewing an advertisement – we are consumers and so are our children. Listen to the season finale to hear about how we can help raise kids to be informed and intentional consumers! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring how small brains develop, process, and […]

Outdoor Toy Storage Ideas – Busy Toddler

How to organize outdoor toys and gear in a realistic way: image shows a rolling cart of outdoor toys.

Author: Susie    Published: 05/31/2023    Updated: 05/31/2023 Trying to figure out how to organize toys in the backyard and garage? Check out these genius outdoor toy storage ideas that are realistic and have been successful for years. These ideas may not be “Pinterest-perfect” but they’re effective ways to keep outdoor toys tidy. How do you organize […]

LEGO Pool Outdoor Activity – Busy Toddler

A child in a red swim shirt sits in a blue kiddie pool. The pool has water and LEGO Duplo bricks in it.

Author: Susie    Published: 05/30/2023    Updated: 05/30/2023 If you love the viral LEGO bath activity, get ready for the warm weather version: the LEGO pool. It’s as easy as it sounds, and puts a little twist on the kiddie pool. Try this outdoor activity on your next “what are we going to do?” day. What is […]

Teaching Emerging and Young Adults about Money

Teaching Emerging and Young Adults about Money

Sometimes our young adult children rely on their parents to be “an adultier adult” when it comes to finances. This episode explores how this life stage has changed in recent decades and how parents can balance being supportive with encouraging independence during this transitional time! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring […]

So Good Chickpea Blondies


Made with a nutritious, yet straight-forward ingredient list, these super yummy Chickpea Blondies are a favorite dessert to share. The chickpeas blend right in, adding a nutritious base to the recipe that’s hard to taste! Chickpea Blondies I love a good kitchen challenge and using up pantry staples that have been lingering. So when I […]

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