Like many parents these days, we live several hours away from our closest family member. Thankfully, modern technology helps us stay in touch and allows Muffin Man to remotely interact with family! In order to help him learn and remember his long-distance family members, I created him this homemade photo album. "Reading" his album is … Continue reading DIY Toddler Photo Albums
Today, my self-worth is not measured in pounds or inches. Health and wellness are important to me, but fitting into an old pair of jeans is not.
I don't know about you, but my toddler isn't exactly Popeye, downing cans of spinach! However, he does enjoy spinach when incorporated into a tasty recipe like this one! Limited ingredients and prep time, packed with spinach and broccoli, and quite flavorful - even for us grown-ups! This is a recipe everyone in the family … Continue reading Spinach & Broccoli Cakes
As a childhood educator, parents often ask me for advice on how to best support early language development. While there are several strategies I utilize with my son and students, I asked an expert to weigh in as well! I have teamed up with Danielle LoVecchio, MA SLP-CCC, BCBA, LBA, Executive Director of Kids of … Continue reading 6 Easy Tips to Support Baby’s Language Development
I love this healthier version of peanut butter banana muffins! Whole wheat, dairy-free, and no refined sugars. This recipe will yield 12 muffins. If a strong peanut butter taste is not your thing, I suggest cutting the peanut butter to 1/4 or 1/3 cup. If you have peanuts handy, you can top these with crushed peanuts … Continue reading Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
I love a homemade sauce with limited ingredients! I love it even more when it requires relatively minimal time and effort! If you're like me, this is the recipe for you. This minus-the-vino ragu is a favorite in our household and I hope it will be a favorite in yours as well! Recipe: Prep Time: 10 … Continue reading Homemade Turkey Ragu
Add some zing (and antioxidants) to your standard applesauce! This simple, minimal-effort recipe freshens up an old classic. This is a great option for freezing in serving sizes and thawing as needed. This recipe will yield approximately 12 oz of sauce. Recipe: Prep Time: 5 mins Cook/Puree Time: 35 mins Total Time: 40 mins Ingredients: … Continue reading Raspberry Applesauce