Learning in the Kitchen {Color Palette Pancakes }


{Guest Post by Didi of Duck Duck Octopus} Do you enjoy pancakes for breakfast? Pancakes are requested regularly in our house, and if the meal plan was left in the hands of my husband and child, the delicious little disks would most likely be consumed daily. I do my best to bring some variety to [Read On]

Earth Balls – Family Snack


Here is a lovely snack recipe from my very healthy, vegetarian best friend, Jessie, for your whole family to enjoy. (That’s a very pregnant Jessie in the picture above this text. She is holding my older son last summer on our visit back home to Maine.) Jessie’s “Earth Balls” are portable, healthy and, perhaps, most [Read On]

Tangerines! Food for the senses, math & mobility


We love tangerines in our house. They are a wonderful fruit for so many reasons. The color, textures, taste, built in sensory activity and not to mention the health benefits. The recommended age for giving citrus to your babies is 12 months. That is when we started even though our pediatrician told us we’d be [Read On]

Crack the Nut


I have been reading a  lot about the Montessori method of teaching and learning.  The approach resonates with me and my husband very strongly and I look forward to introducing Montessori based activities and exercises in learning to our boys.  Some of the activities will be traditional Montessori, like nesting blocks for example, but others [Read On]



One of the most exciting parts about summer is the copious amounts of watermelon. Not only good for us adults to nibble on but a wonderful finger food for our kids, too. An organization exists for the purpose of promoting this amazing fruit. The organization is named fittingly The National Watermelon Promotion Board. Check it [Read On]

Misery Loves Company – The Picky Toddler

I stumbled upon this hilarious post called “Barf! I am not eating that!” by a parent just like you and me. I’m calling it hilarious because, well, we can all relate to her trials with a picky eater. The best part about the post is that she offers some suggestions on how to manage the [Read On]