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The Babysitters Club. By Ann M. Martin. Enough said. I loved these books growing up. Sometimes, I think I learned most of my life lessons from them. That and maybe Degrassi.  I would lie in my bed, book in hand, munching on Red Hot Tamales, and dream of […]

Make-Up Inspiration

Make-Up Inspiration

Two more days until glitz and glam! I found, bought and altered my gown. As well as cut, colored and detangled my hair. All I have left to do now, is figure out my make-up and I think I’m good to go. Oh wait. I almost […]

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day: Decorating Clovers

Getting Ready for St. Patrick’s Day: Decorating Clovers

In my 20’s, St. Patrick’s day was look silly in green and pub night. Fish n’ Chips, beer and good times.

Now, I decorate clovers with my toddler while eating Cheerios. Either way, it’s still good times. Perhaps, on the day, we will all go out for some fish n’ chips together. Now that’s an idea.

Here’s what Els and I have been up to. Getting ready for St. Patty’s Day!

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day. Toddler Craft: Decorating Clovers.

Inspired by Els’ art class. Just a ton of shiny baubles and things…

I cut up gold and green sparkly pipe cleaners. Collected some clover foam boards, gold coins, foam clovers, and little emerald looking gems.

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day. Toddler Craft: Decorating Clovers.

Perfect for St. Patrick’s day decorating.

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day. Toddler Craft: Decorating Clovers.

Here’s Els taking this decorating thing very seriously. Exercising creativity, fine motor, concentration and all that good stuff.

I just squiggled some foam glue on top of the clovers and she had a great time sticking all her ornaments on top.

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day. Toddler Craft: Decorating Clovers.

Must wait for the glue to dry… It should dry clear.

St. Patrick's Day Arts and Crafts.

And tada! Clover central! Els’ handmade art work on display in her playroom.

St. Patricks Day Arts and Crafts. Decorating Clovers.

Simple and pretty.

Now, I can’t wait to go and eat some fish n’ chips! Only a couple of more weeks to go…!

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day. Toddler Craft: Decorating Clovers.

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Do You Call Your Daughter Pretty?

Do You Call Your Daughter Pretty?

I remember back in ’02, when Korea co-hosted The World Cup, the sea of red flooded the nation and everyone who was Korean stood proud. Including me. I had caught the red fever. I watched every game, flag in hand, and rooted feverishly, wanting so […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Animal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Animal Cookies

Easy to make Peanut butter Oatmeal Animal Cookies.

I wish I could take credit for these genius, easy to make cookies, but I can’t. You have to check out The Burlap Bag for her 2 step, 2 ingredient cookie. She does a great step-by- step picture tutorial with it.

They are freaking delicious as far as a 2 ingredient cookie goes. We made a batch and after 15 minutes of baking, they were all eaten. Here’s how I made mine. A little different than the original, couple more ingredients, cut into animal shapes, but same concept: LESS IS MORE.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Quick Oats
2 ripe bananas
2 Tablespoons of All Natural (no sugar added) peanut butter

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
2. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
3. Add the oats. Add the peanut butter.
4. On a greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper, lay mixture flat on top evenly.
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
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6. Once done, quickly press animal cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

 

These cookies are so easy, my 2 year old, pretty much made them. And I never had to worry about the batter. She dipped in and ate some the whole way.

Easy to make Peanut butter Oatmeal Animal Cookies.

The finished product.

Easy to make Peanut butter Oatmeal Animal Cookies.Three words. Easy. Healthy. Tasty.

And I don’t feel bad giving Els a cookie for breakfast when she asks for one anymore. Or rather… I don’t feel so guilty eating a cookie for breakfast anymore…

* Quick steel cut oats can be used for a crunchier consistency. Or half and half for a chewy/crunchy consistency.

For other healthy recipes for toddlers, check out our no sugar strawberry oatmeal muffins!

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Just Wanted to Say  —  AHHH!

Just Wanted to Say — AHHH!

My little girl is growing up.  Potty. Back Molars. Dressing herself. Styling herself. And cheeky. I swear, just a month ago, she seemed like a little baby to me. And out of nowhere it seems, her pants are suddenly at her shins, her sleeves 3/4 length, […]

Valentine Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Egg Muffins

Valentine Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Egg Muffins

Right now, I’m on a major health kick. Trying to shed the last of my baby weight. (I know, 2 years later, right?) And stay true to my new year’s resolutions, which is to eat clean, eat right and eat proper portions. So far, I’m doing great. I forgot how good it felt to eat healthy. And the better I eat, the less I crave. The less I crave, the better I eat! But let’s face it. Being a busy mom, to an even busier toddler, makes eating, let alone eating healthy, challenging. But take a look at these! Our Valentine’s morning breakfast: Heart Shaped, Healthy, Egg Muffins.

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Frittatas.

These egg frittatas or as Els likes to call them, egg muffins, are so easy to make. So healthy. A great source of essential morning nutrients. And perfect as a grab and go breakfast for you and your toddler.

Here’s what I used to make them:

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

Ingredients: (Yields 6 egg muffins)
6 eggs
Frozen veggie mix (I used: edamame, carrots, corn, red peppers and carrots.)
Diced onion
Diced tomato
Handful of kale – Superfood!
Low fat Shredded Mozzarella (Optional)
3 tsp of water

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Optional: Heart shaped silicone muffin mold

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Beat the eggs. Add water. Add cracked black pepper. A pinch of salt if desired.
3. Choose and put in your fillings. I did a little bit of each.
4. Pour egg close to the top. Leave a little room for it to rise and puff up.
5. Add cheese on top if desired. I did half with cheese, and half without.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

eggmuffin4So easy!

Easy Heart shaped Egg Muffins.

So cute!

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

So yummy.

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

And top it off with a healthy smoothie for yourself and your little tot.

Smoothie Ingredients: Banana, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, frozen mango, water and a touch of unsweetened almond milk until desired thickness, and SPINACH. (they will never know…) Put in as much as desired. I put a little bit of each. And blend!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

Els and I will be munching on these all day! Because they taste just as good cold. And even better when you eat them with your hands.

For other heart shaped muffin ideas, check out my most popular toddler muffin recipe, and no sugar added strawberry oatmeal muffins too!

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5 Things I Never Pictured Myself Doing, Until I Became a Mom

5 Things I Never Pictured Myself Doing, Until I Became a Mom

1. Spending a significant amount of my time doing Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles for toddlers. Whether for play or clean up purposes. Nevertheless, spending way too much time putting them back together again. 2. Eating half eaten, half chewed, practically regurgitated food like it’s […]