Gummy Bears

I love creating healthy, fun snacks that Emerson will enjoy. It not only keeps me on my toes to try and get her to eat certain foods (cue the toddler food struggle) but finding creative ways to incorporate the ‘healthy’ stuff without her being forced to eat just a pile of spinach can be, well, a challenge. But a fun one at that! Continue reading “Gummy Bears”

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”

How to: Sourdough Starter + Bread Making

 

So here we are…I’ve officially jumped on the sourdough bandwagon and I hate to admit it but I’m never EVER getting off. Although I was initially overwhelmed with the idea that I would potentially have another mouth to feed and care for, so to speak, I also came to my senses and realized I birthed a child so I figured I could probably handle this… Continue reading “How to: Sourdough Starter + Bread Making”

Sensory Art Box for Kids

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Emerson loves art projects! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me since I was very much into art projects growing up, and still am. I especially love the idea of art focusing on exploration, experimentation, and the unlimited possibilities. It’s important at a young age to be able to learn through doing, such as practicing how to hold a crayon or paintbrush and use it effectively all the way to figuring out how something works like sticking pasta shapes into glue. They may seem like small tasks but to your little one it’s these small tasks that help to shape so many important skills like… Continue reading “Sensory Art Box for Kids”