Homemade Play Dough

Since we are all spending a bit more time than usual at home finding ways to keep your little ones busy requires a bit of extra creativity. As a parent, I like the challenge of coming up with new and exciting ways for her to learn through play. Truthfully, I don’t know who has more fun with the whole process of creating these activities and then playing/doing, me or Emerson. A simple activity that is easy to make and results in hours of fun is homemade play dough. I know, we spent a solid 2 hours playing with it after we made it, and for a 2 year old that speaks volumes! Continue reading “Homemade Play Dough”

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Ever since Emerson began eating eating real food Once Upon a Farm cold-pressed pouches have been a favorite in our house. Not only are they convenient and easy to grab-n-go for a quick snack or meal add-on, but as a parent they take the food frustration out of the equation. Continue reading “Blueberry Baked Oatmeal”

Raw Brownie Chocolate Eggs

Easter is all about Peanut Butter Eggs. They’re EVERYWHERE! And don’t get me wrong I love a good chocolatey peanut butter egg anytime of the year but what about a brownie egg? Say whaaattt?! Continue reading “Raw Brownie Chocolate Eggs”

Cinnamon Animal Crackers

Cooking and baking with Emerson has become a favorite activity for us. I also think that it’s no coincidence she always eats more/better when she’s involved in the process. Making a big mess and creating together not only makes for a fun staying at home project but it teaches so many simple skills along the way. The benefit to me, also as a mom, is making our own simple snacks such as these cinnamon animal crackers allows me to feel good about what I’m giving her. And she LOVES them so it’s a win win! Continue reading “Cinnamon Animal Crackers”