The perfect breakfast Valentines Day food – a HEART-y breakfast made with lots of heart! This Valentines Day breakfast is perfect for showing your Valentine and family how much you care for them without putting in a ton of work to make it. Everything can be made in 20 minutes or less with little to no extra prep work. Don’t worry about waking up early to make the perfect breakfast of Valentines Day food – this hearty breakfast can be totally made in the oven while you brew the coffee.
Non candy school valentine ideas are a fun way for your kids to give Valentine cards at school without all of the sugar or allergy concerns. All of these are easy, DIY school Valentine’s that any kid would love to give OR receive and have free printables to get you going. Don’t spend money on those cheesy character Valentine cards – make your own homemade school valentines this year! [Read more…]
Some of my favorite holiday memories as a kid is baking cookies. My mom and I would make a list in early December of all the cookies we were going to make, buy ingredients, and then on her day off we would bake for hours. We would end with – no joke – thousands of cookies. They would get separated, packed into tins, boxes, and bags, and dispersed among friends, family, teachers, hair dressers, the mail man – really anyone who we ever encountered that was kind.
It’s one of the memories that I want to share with my own kids. This Christmas will be the first that I feel pretty comfortable letting Ryan help me bake and ‘take on’ some tasks of his own rather than do the holiday baking while he sleeps.
With that in mind, I really wanted to find some cookie recipes to try that would be perfect for getting little hands involved. Obviously, you can always have your kiddo stir in some ingredients or count out items when measuring, but if you’ve ever encountered a stubborn 3 year old, you’ll know that just ‘helping’ never works out well. It always ends in, “I can do it myself!” and if the step they want to do isn’t SUPER kid friendly, it never works out well.
So I put together this list of cookie recipes that have very kid friendly steps – your kids are going to love knowing that they had a huge hand in creating holiday cookies for loved ones and you’ll be happy to create holiday memories without the power struggle!
Making festive treats for holidays doesn’t have to be difficult – these east turkey donuts are the perfect thanksgiving treat without the time and headache!
If you couldn’t tell by now, I really dig playing with my – okay, my kids – food. I think it goes back to my dad, who would tell us extremely intricate stories about our dinners. The mashed potatoes were mountains, gravy made rivers, and broccoli provided shade for all of the villagers.
Baby won’t stop crying unless he’s in a carrier? Toddler caught a cold and super clingy? Even if you’re stuck with a kid on your hip, you can get things done! Keep reading for the ULTIMATE guide to getting more done with a baby on your hip.
When my first son was born, he had really bad colic.
Not only did he insist on being held all.the.time, but he never slept.
That’s actually a lie. He did sleep – but only if I was holding him and moving around. I would rock him for hours and hours hoping that I would at some point be able to put him down to rest for 20 minutes before he was up again. I would strap him in the carrier and walk around the house with him, nursing him to sleep (and then some) and hoping he’s wake up happier.
I used a fitness tracker back then and I remember one of the worst days I logged 35,000 steps. I didn’t leave our small, 600 square foot house at all that day.
When Owen was born, I prayed and prayed that he would be easier because the only thing that sounded worse than a colicky baby was a colicky baby and a 21-month-old who also wants attention.
Thankfully, Owen was a better sleeper, but still loved being held, and without the convenience of having only one kiddo, I now faced different obstacles that required I hold Owen all.the.time.
All of that to say, I am somewhat of an expert on getting stuff done when you have a kid attached to you. Because just because you have a colicky newborn, sick toddler, or clingy preschooler doesn’t mean that the rest of the world stops moving. You still need to eat. You still have errands that need to be taken care of. The house still needs cleaning.
In this post, I’m going to be sharing all of my favorite tips for getting stuff done with a kid on your hip, whether it’s a 3 year old with a boo-boo or a cranky 22-month-old in a carrier. You CAN get things done, it just takes a little more maneuvering to get it done.