My three-year-old loves pancakes. She would probably eat them every day, for every meal, if I let her. I’ve contemplated trying to make up other kinds of pancakes for lunch and dinner but I just haven’t gotten that far yet. We usually cycle through the same few kinds of pancakes until some kind of inspiration strikes me and we come up with something brand new. Here are a few of my favorite kinds of pancakes to make, along with pancakes from other toddler food bloggers that I can’t wait to try!
Enough with this winter already! If I see one more snowflake—or ice ball—falling from the sky, I am going to scream. I’ve given up hope on wishing for warmer temps for the time being and have instead focused myself on living vicariously through memories I have of tropical vacations before starting a family. (Who has tropical vacations anymore after starting a family?) Channeling the warmer, tropical state of mind, I’ve taken to making tropical themed food ideas for my little one. Consider these suggestions for tropical food for toddlers, featuring islands, palm trees, fish, dolphins, penguins, and more.
In the earlier days, our daughter would gladly (and hungrily!) eat shredded cheddar or shredded parmesan cheese like it was going out of style. She loved cream cheese on her bagels, daily. And she didn’t mind other kinds of cheese here and there. She liked to try new things. Now she’s fallen prey to the overwhelming stereotype that toddlers are apprehensive about cheese. It’s hard to conceive of this, as cheese is one of the few things I personally like to add in abundance to many of my meals, especially in Italian cooking! Continue reading Introducing “Dog Butter” – Tips for Getting Picky Toddlers to Eat (Don’t Say It!) Cheese
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 Gotta Have It: Hotdog Slicer Dog, a Fun Summer Accessory
Everyone has his or her own way of doing things in life. Some take the easy way out, others live their lives by Pinterest boards, and some, like me, find themselves comfortably navigating through life somewhere in the middle. I have vivid memories from my childhood of many things, but the younger I was at the time, the less I remember now. Still, I feel like the fondest and most poignant memories are often the ones I try to recreate with my daughter. It’s a special bond we can share that ties back to my own childhood and my family when I was a little girl.