My mom gave me a copy of Hungry Monkey a little while after our eldest was born, and I later left it in a Little Library somewhere in town. The book gave me a lot of encouragement as a young mom and I wanted to share it with someone else who might need it or … Continue reading Hungry Monkey
I regularly buy bananas and then we don't eat them. I either save them for smoothies in the freezer or turn them into banana bread. A basic banana bread recipe often has a minimum of seven ingredients with lots of measuring and mixing. In the photo above, you'll see there are just four ingredients and … Continue reading Pink Banana Bread with Sprinkles
Fish sticks, canned green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Typically, there are no leftovers when I make this meal. One of my kids has some fairly intense food selectivity, and this is mostly outside of his control. He and I have an agreement. I’ll try to always include at least two foods he is positive … Continue reading Cafeteria trays.
A lot of my baby food goes to a particular someone who loves to babble. She talks all the time, and if her mom gave her daughter undivided attention every time a random string of syllables erupted forth, nothing would get done in their life. To the random stranger in the store who had the … Continue reading THINK before you scold a mom.
My son asked if he could make Whatever It’s Called for Thanksgiving, and it was encouraging. First, my son believed that cooking for a holiday was something he should be involved in. This means my husband and I have succeeded, even a little bit, in altering the picture surrounding food preparation and family events. If … Continue reading Six year old wants to help with Thanksgiving dinner.
It has been weeks since I shared any baby food recipes, and I'm genuinely sorry for this delay. Hopefully the ease of this particular preparation and its seasonal relevance will make up for my neglect. Please do not buy a pumpkin and disembowel it. Preparing fresh pumpkin is a lot of work and completely unnecessary … Continue reading Baby Food Day 59-Pumpkin!
There are many times when the words and actions of children leave me humbled and convicted. In the most important ways, I find that kids are generally better than adults, living with more kindness, more affection, more abandon, and more genuine truth than those making the rules around them. Sadly, it’s usually those making the … Continue reading I get to get a shot!
Our youngest feeds Bella in the morning. He drops a bone in the bottom of her food cup, then scoops up her kibble and pours it all into her bowl so the bone ends up on top. Every morning he remembers to feed her, she gets a special treat. I didn't ask him to do … Continue reading Racing Queen’s Breakfast
My kids are mischievous and genuinely playful. One regularly sings gibberish while in the shower and the other builds gigantic pillow forts for reading time. My days are filled with puns and epic dad level jokes. There is farting and noise, a lot of noise. It would be untruthful to say I always like it. … Continue reading Paper Airplanes
I wish I had made this connection when my kids were still eating baby food! I did use baby food pouches on road trips, as backups in my diaper bag, and for speed. Around month eight or nine, some babies have absolutely no desire to sit and eat. There's just too much fun stuff to … Continue reading Easy Baby Food on the Go