Last weekend, my biggest baby girl turned 6! While in previous years we have hosted big parties with lots of friends and classmates, this year we decided to keep it smaller and take my daughter along with a small group of friends to a local rock climbing gym. The celebration was great, and the smaller size allowed me to … Continue reading Rock Climbing Birthday
With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to manage this holiday in a way that lets kids be kids, instead of turning them into sugar crazed monsters. Of course candy is a big part of Halloween – and I’m not here to suggest our kids shouldn’t have any. But … Continue reading Taking the Scare out of Halloween
Hi everyone! I've been taking a break from posting as I adjusted to being a mom of 3 (!), but I certainly haven't taken a break from cooking. And so now that my littlest one is a little more settled, I thought it was high time I shared with you one of my new favorite … Continue reading Kale and Quinoa Salad
Last weekend we invited friends over for our first barbecue of the season. Except I was really in the mood for pulled pork, and ended up planning a whole menu that did not involve turning on the grill - oops! But we did still enjoy our meal outside, and the nice thing about this pulled … Continue reading Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
As part of my quest to find party recipes which are safe for my daughter's friends who have allergies, I tested this egg-free cookie recipe for a Valentine's Day party earlier this year and was blown away by how delicious they were! Moist, buttery, and just sweet enough. While not healthy by any stretch, they … Continue reading Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies (Egg-free)
As I mentioned in this post about my munchkin's 4th birthday, in order to make the party more enjoyable for the kids there who have food allergies, I used this recipe for egg-free cupcakes, which also happen to be light and moist and delicious. And best of all, both the cupcakes and frosting are incredibly … Continue reading Chocolate or Vanilla Egg-Free Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge or Vanilla Frosting
I'm in a little bit of shock...my little munchkin turned 4 last week! It's hard to believe that she's such a big kid now - definitely no longer a baby (as she is happy to tell you!). It's customary for kids in her preschool to invite the entire class, so we decided to host the … Continue reading 4th Birthday Celebration!