Category Archives: toddlers

Sage Advice

Start with yumm. ~ advice from our almost 3 year old on how to approach a meal

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Ear Drops

Hope hates her eardrops. They’re cold and make her ears feel squishy. And she is part idiosyncratic, part control freak, so to put them in, you have to have a certain blanket on your lap, a different washcloth under her … Continue reading

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New Favorite Pancakes

I really thought these would be my favorite forever. High protein, high fiber, healthy but tasty. Ahh, but life at the top is always short-lived. Someone’s always there to knock you off. And now we have a new top dog, … Continue reading

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Chocolate – Peppermint Checkerboards

Here’s a project with some extra math, just because we know all kids love math. Obviously all recipes call for a little math: addition, proportions, fractions. But this one adds some geometry. This is a basic icebox sugar cookie, but … Continue reading

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Hope’s Busy Holiday Baking Season … so far

Big Sister has been flexing her whisking and stirring muscles. Take a peek here.

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Autumnal Equinox

A long day behind the wheel … … taking in Colorado’s changing colors … … gives a girl quite the appetite.

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Concentration

So now I know … if I ever need 30 minutes of peace and quiet, just give her a cup of shredded cheese and a couple of almost-ready-for-the-oven quesadillas, and then just sit back and watch her go at it.

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Happy Birthday, Julia

Happy 100th. An inspiration for so many generations, and still counting. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” “The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded … Continue reading

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Downward Facing Dog

Note to self: she’s always watching. And learns through mimicry. So I’d better be on my best behavior. Now, what did I do with the swear jar?

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Moving on up… to the east side… to that dee-lux apartment, in the sky-eye-eye…

Z-ster graduated from the infant room to the toddler room at daycare this week. It was a moderately traumatic event for a day or so, as he went from biggest fish in the small pond status to little, little fish, … Continue reading

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