Easy Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Recipes for Moms

The best kid-friendly instant pot recipes your whole family will love! These recipes are fast, easy, AND delicious, and your kids will never guess they're healthy too.

It’s no secret that the Instant Pot is one of my absolute favorite things on the planet. That’s because there are SO many kid-friendly Instant Pot recipes for moms to choose from!

Maybe this is a weird statement to make as a food(ish) blogger, but mealtime is probably my least favorite time of the day as a mom. Surely I’m not alone in that, right?

Getting a toddler to actually eat a full meal is a battle to begin with. Finding a meal that is actually acceptable to a picky toddler, and offers them some form of nutrition is its own struggle. And having the time and space to actually cook that meal is a whole ‘nother level.

That’s where the Instant Pot comes in to save the day! Continue Reading

Easy Tips to Make the PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies

Phoebe's Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies from Friends

Being able to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies has always been weirdly important to me.

I blame it on Monica from Friends (see Season 7, Episode 3, “The One with Phoebe’s Cookies” or my recipe for Phoebe’s Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for more details on that), but that’s beside the point.

I feel like chocolate chip cookies really are the ultimate staple in any mom’s arsenal. Continue Reading

The Only New Year’s Resolution for Moms

Woman balancing on one leg in the ocean - not exactly the kind of "balance" moms need for their new year's resolutions!

I have to say, I’m generally pretty opposed to New Year’s resolutions – I think they tend to be too drastic and set you up for failure. But for moms, I think this one is an exception.

It’s not even so much a resolution as it is a promise for the year. For me, it’s mandatory this year – and I’m betting a lot of you mamas will agree.

The Only New Year’s Resolution moms need: BALANCE. Continue Reading

Why Frozen 2 is the Perfect Movie for a Toddler with Anxiety

Toddlers with anxiety can learn SO much from Frozen 2 – Elsa and Anna both display awesome coping skills and healthy responses for anxious kids.

If you have a toddler or preschooler of any kind, then Frozen 2 is surely on your radar already. But if you have a toddler with anxiety, then it needs to be at the top of your to-do list!

My four-year-old son has been an anxious child for literally his whole life. I know that probably sounds ridiculous (if you’ve never had a kid with anxiety, at least), but it really has been apparent from the earliest days with him. Continue Reading