Month: February 2016

Homemade Bath Paints (only two ingredients)

Homemade Bath Paints – Sensory Play

If you haven’t made toddler friendly bath paints yet, then you do not know what you are missing.  We had so much fun. It is super simple to make.  I just used a leftover egg carton, put some shaving cream into each egg spot and added one drop of food coloring.  Mix it well.

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Toddler Approved Acai Superfood Bowl Recipe

Toddler Approved Superfood Acai Bowl

Acai bowls and Buddha bowls are all the rage on Instagram these days!  The pictures are like artwork.  Essentially an acai bowl is just a deconstructed smoothie in a bowl with an artist’s touch.  I love them.  You can even add things you normally wouldn’t blend like almonds, goji berries, and granola. For Donovan, I […]

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Creating a Montessori Inspired Art Station

Creating a montessori inspired art station…

I love a lot about the montessori approach.  Why shouldn’t we allow kids to do what they can do and show them how to do it themselves?  It is our job as parents to raise them to be their very best. Our art station is definitely not a montessori art station by any means.  To […]

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Sleepy Time Play Dough Recipe

Sleepy Time Play Dough Recipe

After a few restless nights, it was time to try just about anything.  I recently stumbled across an article that explained how to make homemade play dough that was both easy and edible.  I use the term edible very loosely.  Your child will not want to eat the play dough.  It is salty and tastes like […]

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A Simple Trick to Brushing your Toddler's Teeth!

A trick to brushing your toddler’s teeth!

Every night it is the same ole, same ole.  We have him “brush” his teeth first, then we beg and plead with a moving toddler to open his mouth, say Ah, let us get the top ones, let us get the bottom ones, add more toothpaste, pretend add some more toothpaste, add only water, repeat, […]

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Sugar Free Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Sugar Free / Superfood Rich Chocolate Ice Cream

Let me repeat, Sugar Free & Superfood Rich Chocolate Ice Cream!  This is an ice cream that a mom can feel good about serving! I recently learned from a friend of mine that it is rather easy to make Nana Ice Cream (banana ice cream). I have been looking for a way to introduce Donovan to the […]

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Toddler Approved:  Matcha Green Tea & Chia Pudding

Toddler Approved: Matcha Green Tea & Chia Pudding

OMG – I have found one of the best foods for Donovan and it is super easy to make!   I have made it twice already. Introducing Matcha Green Tea & Chia Pudding! It is so simple to make.  I use 3 tablespoons of Go Matcha Green Tea Latte Powder, 8 ounces of water, and two […]

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Games to play with Magnetic Letters

Fun with Magnetic Letters!

Donovan has been going nuts over his magnetic letters.  He knows exactly where we keep them.  He will run over, grab them, scream mama mama mama while bringing them to me.  I open them and he goes to town putting them on the front door.  It is adorable. Since they are rated 3 and up, […]

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Essential Oils for your Toddler

Essential oils for your toddler.

This week has been great!  The happy people at Gio Naturals sent us a starter kit of carrier oils to try out.  I have been busy researching and testing ways to use them. Gio Naturals carrier oils are 100% Organic and USDA certified.  Included in the gift pack, was Tamanu, Argan, Castor & Jojoba Oil.  I […]

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Belly Button Books

How to cope with a Belly Button Obsession!

Donovan has been obsessed with belly buttons since he found his.  He pokes it so much that we used to have to put him in onesies when it was bleeding.  He would lift my husband and my shirt and giggle.  He absolutely loves belly buttons. Here are some steps that may help you cope with […]

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