The day has come where I have to rethink how I offer breakfast choices to my daughter. No longer can I say, “Do you want frozen waffles,” because now that means a fresh, whimsical, snowflake-shaped waffle instead of an ice-cold disc from the freezer. We received the Frozen Snowflake Waffle Maker for Christmas and so far it’s been a hit trying waffle maker recipes of our own creation! With two little girls, I am sure we will get a lot of use out of this small kitchen appliance, should it hold up to the test of time.
It’s fun when your kid first learns the joys of snacking. Goldfish crackers, Cocoa Puffs, raisins, even homemade toddler trail mix. The part that’s not so fun is when your little one has an outburst of some sort and throws her snack cup or when her ingenuity leads her to figure out exactly how the lid comes off…and exactly how much fun it is to dump out the contents. Times like these leave us grasping for better snacking containers that won’t leave our cars and our homes as the prime battlegrounds. A friend and I had a fantastic idea for a snack cup that wouldn’t leave us open to toddler tantrums and curious exploration. To our surprise (and slight disappointment!), such a spill-proof snack cup already exists…. Continue reading
My daughter loves dogs more than any other animal. I’m sure I probably partially inspired it by getting her mostly dog stuffed animals, beginning from the time before she was even born, plus the fact that we have a truly wonderful canine companion. And, as you know by now, Natalie is a fairly picky eater. She does enjoy hotdogs but sometimes only eats a few small pieces. I am excited that I’ve found a pretty successful way to get her to eat her entire hotdog, and sometimes even asking for seconds! Continue reading