As moms we want our children to eat healthy, nutritious foods that will help them grow and keep their tummies full. Kids can be picky eaters so finding nutritious foods that they will enjoy eating can be a challenge! I want to share one of our family’s favorite go-to recipes for a healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner for that matter!) which we have found most all kids will love — Cottage Cheese Pancakes. Full of cheesy, gooey goodness, kids will love these and parents will love that they are full of healthy proteins, calcium and nutrients to fuel kids throughout the day.
We love it when moms are inspired by their new babies and get super creative! Check out this beautiful "Sleeping Baby Art" by Sioin Queenie Liao, inspired by this mom's sleeping son. It's unique, creative, and breathtaking all in one!
Directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man"), based on Rudyard Kipling's timeless stories and inspired by Disney's classic animated film, "The Jungle Book" is an all-new, live-action, epic adventure that will entrance children and adults alike.
My daughter loves Elsa... and Anna, and Belle, and Jasmine... and Sophia and every other Disney Princess. She also loves dressing up. And I love sewing when I can manage it alongside taking care of three little ones. Her enthusiasm and my creative ambition are a dangerous combination for getting over our heads with creative projects. :) Nevertheless I try to do at least one elaborate project every few months that challenges me and is just plain creative fun. My daughter wanted me to make her a homemade Elsa dress so she could dress up like a Frozen princess and I have to say, making the dress was the easiest part by far.
Easter is just around the corner! Here are some fun, unique, and Eco-friendly Easter basket gift ideas for your kids featuring wooden toys, imagination-inspiring activities, natural products, and high-quality classics!
There is a 6 year old little girl who has been ripped away from the only family that she has ever known. Her name is Lexi. The first year of her life she moved from foster placement to foster placement. Lexi has been with a loving, stable family for nearly five years and is thriving and a happy, healthy little girl. To Lexi this family is her everything - her mommy, daddy and brother and sisters. Unfortunately, since Lexi is 1.5% Choctaw, the state of California and LA County have allowed the Indian Child Welfare Law to devastate this family and abduct Lexi from her Mommy and Daddy on Monday to move her to Utah to live with a non-blood related family. Here's some info regarding the case and ongoing devleopments, and how you can support should you choose to.
We are very excited to announce our 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. Award winners include many brands created by mom and dad entrepreneurs who designed niche products to meet a need within their own families. Others are designed especially for families to encourage sustainable lifestyles.
When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps — one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
The Avengers splitting!? What? But they're a team! This is said to be the most emotional Marvel superhero movie yet, so get your tissues ready! And if you're not one to shed a few tears at the movies, superheroes/friends whom we've seen fighting together in the past are now going to be fighting one another! That's going to be epic, so you should probably see this on the big screen.
Micuna is the leading company producing furniture and accessories for babies and children in Spain. Micuna offers beautifully designed modern and innovative baby furniture that maximizes space and use, with many styles that grow with your child. Micuna furniture is made in Valencia, Spain using Eco-friendly processes and the strictest quality control and safety standards.
Disney's new movie Finding Dory is bound to be a hit, especially following a classic like Finding Nemo. My daughter seems to watch that movie at least once a month. I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for Marlin's loyal sidekick Dory (Ellen Degeneres) as she searches for her family. Check out the movie trailer and print off some fun Finding Dory coloring pages while you await the movie release in theaters June 17th!
With two daughters, our home is pretty saturated with princess dolls, clothes, blankets, and even cereal. The other day my daughter wanted to make a tower for her magiclip Rapunzel doll, which we easily did with two old food cartons, some paper, and some accents! She's played with her DIY Princess Tower more in the last few weeks than any other toy! Learn how to make this budget-friendly doll house in our full tutorial below.
We've been having so much fun with our American Girl Doll Maryellen Larkin! My young daughter is already enchanted by her beautiful details, silky hair, and darling clothes and accessories. I was excited to give her my Truly Me doll this year, and Maryellen Larkin is the perfect friend to join the two of them!
A V-day party has become a tradition at our house. My 3-year-old starts asking about the party in January, which includes making a Valentine's Day Post Office. This year my daughter's grandparents were visiting and helped her make her annual post office, complete with sparkly rose lights and colorful hearts. We hosted a little party for her friends; a fun opportunity to make some yummy food that I don't have to eat all by myself! Baking for others is the best kind of inspiration.
Potato stamp shapes are a fun way to make Valentines or holiday cards with your kids! All you need is a potato, knife, paint, and some imaginative creativity. Kids will think it's a blast to paint with potatoes! My daughter loved stamping away with her potato stamps; mixing colors, adding glitter and making patterns. The best kind of activities use things that you already have in the kitchen!
The other day I experimented with making homemade caramel sauce for lattes and it turn out amazingly! I've been craving caramel lattes lately but rarely find the time to leave the house to snag one, with my three little ones in tow. We have an espresso machine, so the only thing I was missing was rich, buttery caramel sauce! I was excited learn how easy is it to recreate the delicious Starbucks-like caramel sauce at home in your own kitchen!
This weekend I was inspired to make some homemade paper roses. We have a Valentine's Day party coming up and I was also putting together a few gifts for some friends this week. I saw some paper roses at a local craft store for a whopping $4 each and thought, I could make those! It turns out they are harder to make then you'd think, but I came up with a pretty good system. See my full paper rose tutorial below!
Baby boy bow ties are very easy to make with a scrap of ribbon and a hot glue gun! I whipped up four colorful ties this weekend to dress up my little guy for his belated baby shower. Our baby boy recently joined our family of girls and after three years of hair bows and tutus, I found myself regularly wondering how I could accessorize him. These bow ties are so cute and I was very excited to discover how simple they are to design in just minutes.
Perfect for Valentine's Day, these delicious chocolate truffles taste just like expensive store bought ones and are very easy to make. You can make the budget-friendly version we illustrate, or go all out and use gourmet ingredients such as Lindt and Ghiradelli chocolate to take these truffles to the next level. Either way, homemade truffles are sure to delight your loved ones.
Valentine's Day is a fun day to share cute cards and sweet messages within your family. One way we've enjoyed celebrating is by making a little post office where we can drop our notes. My toddler loves playing in our post office re-purposed from a cardboard box. If you don't have a big box, you could cut up smaller boxes and tape them together to make the walls of your post office.
I'm officially a mom. I say that because I feel like my previous few years of being a mom primarily served to prepare me for my current reality of being mom to a 3-year-old, 15-month-old, and 3-week-old. In the last hour, my morning activities included the following:
In the meantime, it's 11 am and I'm lucky to be semi-dressed with a single cup of coffee and a half of a yogurt inside me as my "breakfast".
A post about the antics of "Threenagers" made me laugh yesterday, since I can definitely relate. Just this morning we had several incidents from my very smart but very dramatic threenager. She melted down in tears and several wailing sessions within 1 hour over the following incidents: