FAMILY

Holiday Bucket List – Free Printable!

This pre-made bucket list provides easy, free and fun activities for your family to complete to make the most of the holiday season! All bucket list items are simple enough for kids to complete – but fun for all ages!

Bucket list Pin

Chloe is super into the holidays now (she’ll be four in January) so I thought a bucket list would be a fun idea this year. She loves marking things as “complete” and is constantly asking “what are we going to do today?” (fellow parents – if you know, you know ðŸĪŠ) so giving her a visual to follow along with was my main goal.… Read more

HELLO! SOME UPDATES ON OUR FAMILY

Tap, tap…is this thing on? 🙂 It’s crazy to think that the last time I posted was well over a year ago (April 2021, to be exact). That was back in the middle of pandemic life, where Barry and I were both working from home with a crazy toddler running around. In some ways, it feels like yesterday…but then also, it feels like it was about a million years ago!

Now it’s the end of 2022 and we are approaching the holiday season (seriously, this year flew!) Since I last posted, we’ve had another baby (Jason was born this past August – he’s exactly two months old today, in fact!),… Read more

FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS

Girl online looking at educational resources.

These are some weird times, huh? How are you doing? I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this pandemic. These past several weeks have been absolutely crazy, and have obviously brought many changes and challenges for all of us. I am balancing teaching my fifth graders via the internet each day with caring for Chloe, who takes great pleasure in running around like a maniac all day long. 🙂 I wanted to pop in today to share some free online educational resources for kids – my students have been loving them, and I hope your kids do too!… Read more

HOMEMADE AVOCADO BABY FOOD

After trying carrots and green beans as Chloe’s first solid foods (both were big hits!) we decided to give avocado baby food a shot. Funnily enough, Barry and I both HATE avocados (unlike the rest of the world, it seems 😉 ) but I just had a feeling Chloe would love them.

Avocado cut open.

The best place near us for avocados is Aldi – we can usually find them there for just $0.57 each! What a steal! You could just mash up an avocado and give it to your baby if he/she doesn’t mind the extra texture, but for our first time feeding it to Chloe, we wanted to puree it.… Read more

HOMEMADE GREEN BEAN BABY FOOD

Pile of green beans shaped like a heart.

After trying carrots with Chloe as her first solid food (she enjoyed them!) we decided we wanted to give her a green vegetable as her next solid food. Because, well…it sounded like a good idea to go with something green? Hah! When you have a baby and you start solids, you quickly realize that you have a lot of freedom to choose how you want to approach everything, and we figured a green veggie early on wouldn’t hurt.

Green beans.

We chose to use fresh green beans for this puree, but you could also most definitely use frozen to save even more time.… Read more

HOMEMADE CARROT BABY FOOD

Chopped carrots on cutting board

We got the go-ahead from Chloe’s pediatrician to start trying solids, and we’ve been having lots of fun with it! In the past few months, so many people asked me if we’d buy baby food and make our own. I’m not sure what we’ll do as she gets older, but for right now when trying simple solids (vegetables and fruits), I plan on making her food at home. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s also super easy and you have total control over what’s going into your baby’s food. Our first choice for solids was homemade carrot baby food.… Read more