Baking sweet treats is one of my favorite things to do with the kids during the holiday season. From cookies to cakes to these easy to make treats, it definitely helps to keep the holiday season sweet. These treats are a fun way to get your children in the kitchen without the real need of baking. Hope you enjoy!!!
My sweet boy. Yesterday was your first birthday and although Mama had planned to start weaning you once you hit 1 I’m not entirely sure if you or I am ready for such a milestone. This year has flew by and what a pleasure it has been. You’re definitely our “most chill” baby so far. As long as your Mama’s Milk is close by you are content and happy.
With the thought of you possibly being our last baby I tried to hold on to each and every moment with you. Documenting those rare moments when the two of us had complete silence during a nursing session. Where all I could hear was your gulping and calm breathing. Well here it is my sweet boy. A few pictures throughout our breastfeeding journey.
With New Years right around the corner I’ve been racking my brain for resolutions. Every year around this time I try to think of ways to incorporate small healthy changes into my families daily routine. This year I want to focus on our eating habits. We recently made the switch to home cooked meals provided by Blue Apron and I absolutely love the results so far. Home cooked dinners about 4-5 times a week, which is a huge improvement for us. With that said now I want to start focusing on my children’s snacks. Although I LOVE Annie’s organic snacks they have cost me a small fortune. With three small children who all love to snack around the hour, I knew I needed to figure out a way to make + bake my own treats. So first on the list is… Organic Fruit Leathers.
We are beyond thrilled to announce our re-launch and what better way to kick it off than with the beautiful Amanda Watters. Amanda Watters, better known as @mamawatters is our first feature within our newest Mama Muse category. Being that Kelly McKnight, co-founder of Mothers Organic is a mama herself, we particularly want to spotlight other mamas that influence us. Whether that influence is through their parenting style, choice of products or their entrepreneurial attitudes we are over the moon that we get the opportunity to start featuring some amazing women here. Within this category we’ll also give each mama the chance to share their 10 Top Items from our store. This will allow you an insight to what products are current favorites of each Mama Muse. With that said let’s welcome Amanda Watters as our November Mama Muse. Below Amanda will share her philosophy on Motherhood and why it’s important for her to remain “picky” when choosing products for her family.
This has been one of my most anticipated post besides the births of my babies. Shouting from the roofs… Kaila is FINALLY potty trained. I’m sure you’re giving me the side eye, especially since my Sissy La La is 3 years old and way past the “normal” age range to be potty trained. But this little lady has truly represented her birth sign of Gemini and done everything on her own timing. From walking to talking and now even to potty training.
My beauty routine is ever evolving. It started off in my teenage years with Neutrogena then to overly priced “magazine worthy” facial scrubs in my twenties now to my current favorites of natural, inexpensive and simple products in my thirties. These days I’m all about the simple and natural option. Although I have a few more items I use daily these are the ones I feel are the most underrated but highly respected items in my cabinet.
One of the best decisions we’ve made has been to homeschool our three littles. With that said I’m always on the hunt for a good educational outing. Whether it’s planned during our “normal” weekly schedule or it’s during a vacation, I think you can find fun and exciting ways to teach your kids locally. As many of you already know, we are huge on visiting museums and discovery centers. I will travel miles and miles to find one that sparks interest for my children. So imagine how excited I was to learn about The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert.
Routine isn’t something we are extremely big on. Let me take that back. We have a schedule and a routine but it’s not typical. We are what you call, “go with the flow type of parents” meaning whatever works for us is how we parent. We have been this way since the beginning of our parenting journey. We always felt the more relaxed we are, the more we enjoy each other. Although we don’t have many rules or routines we do have a few guidelines we try and follow. Like types of food we eat, types of clothing we buy and types of t.v. shows we allow.