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Seasonal pop tarts are one of my favorite treats to make – not only do the girls love them but they are nostalgic and delicious for me, too! I’ve tried many recipes over the years (you can see my Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts & Valentine’s Day Pop tarts) and have learned a few tricks to […]

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I tricked my girls into eating a healthy breakfast with these yummy breakfast cookies. I did have to add chocolate chips to make them believe they were eating cookies but there’s no added sugar (besides banana) and they kept well in the fridge all week! You can check out more toddler breakfast ideas here! I […]

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Last year I was in a major lunch-packing rut and turned to Pinterest for some ideas. BAD IDEA. I don’t know who has time for elaborate lunches during the week but I sure don’t. I just want something relatively healthy that is quick and easy to throw together that Piper will actually EAT! So I […]

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Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post. The other day I made a really easy pudding recipe for the girls. And it wasn’t just any pudding – it was packed with tofu and free of dairy! Because of Flora’s allergies I’m always on the hunt for dairy-free treats that we can all enjoy and […]

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Ok here we go! As promised I’ve come up with a big list of toddler breakfast ideas. We’ve been a rut the past few months so I’m excited to add some of these to our rotation! DIY Oatmeal – let your kids add their own mix ins & fruit. Makes oatmeal much more fun! We […]

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I am often alone at dinner time with my girls – and while most nights of the week I try to make homemade, healthy meals sometimes I just need something I can easily throw together. I’ve felt a lot of guilt about weeknight mac & cheese, frozen dinners etc. but have learned to toss these […]

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As a new food allergy mom cooking and preparing food has been one of the hardest parts of our food allergy journey so far. We haven’t yet started the real hard parts…. you know eating out, dealing with birthday cake at parties, childcare etc. But for now, I struggle daily with finding the time and […]

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Answering some of the questions I get asked most frequently about Flora’s food allergies AND kicking off a weekly series where I will be talking about food allergies over on @TheMamaNotes Instagram account!! This post is just an overview of how we got here :) I’m not a doctor OR expert!!! How did you know […]

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I feel like a legit mom now that I’ve made my first batch of MUDDY BUDDIES! Have you ever made or tasted this treat? My mother in law makes it and it’s addictive…..and this bunny batch is so cute for Easter!! It’s so easy, only taking 10 minutes to whip up, double it for a […]

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You know I can’t resist a good seasonal rice krispy treat around here. Piper actually thinks they are ‘too sticky’ but I will find any excuse to make these treats. So easy & quick and great for parties or serving up this weekend!  Melt 1/4 cup of butter & 3 cups of large marshmallows over […]

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Trader Joe’s is a weekly stop for me – and has been for years, way before I had kids. But all moms know, Trader Joe’s has some GREAT kid-friendly snacks and meals. Today I’m sharing my top 10 products from Trader Joe’s I ALWAYS have on hand. Most I pick up weekly since we go […]

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These toddler & baby friendly muffins are so easy to make and my girls both love them. They are naturally sweetened, have whole wheat flour and free from all major allergens (egg, dairy, nuts) and great for baby lead weaning, too! I make a batch every Sunday and we are usually running low by Wednesday! […]

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