How I Avoid the Holiday Gift Overload

too many holiday gifts for toddlers - How to avoid the holiday gift overload

It’s officially October, and that means only one thing: the holidays are coming.

Did that send chills down anyone else’s spine?

Because along with the joys of the holiday season comes the inevitable Christmas gift overload for my toddlers.

I’d love to say that our house is always overflowing with joy and sparkles and snowflakes and cheer during the holidays, but in reality, we’re overflowing with stress, commitments, pressure, and well, still sparkles (per usual, for us toddler moms). Continue Reading

Mini BBQ Bacon Turkey Meatloaf {Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Options!}

Mini BBQ Bacon Turkey Meat Loaves

When making dinner for toddlers, there’s really only ONE factor that matters:

What the food looks like.

You could be serving them a culinary masterpiece of chocolate-covered mac ‘n cheese, but if they spot a speck of something green or ~spicy~, they won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.

These Mini BBQ Bacon Turkey Meatloaves totally fit the “kid-friendly” bill, because they. are. ADORABLE. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift Anthems for 13 Stages of Motherhood

Taylor Swift Anthems for 13 Stages of Motherhood - Lover Album

If you didn’t already know, this week is officially Taylor Swift week, since her new album, Lover, comes out this Friday (August 23).

I could spend all day speculating about what this new album will be about (and believe me, I have spent many precious nap times doing exactly that), but perhaps there’s a more productive way to spend these last few days before Taylor blesses us with more soundtracks to our lives. Like maybe, reviewing how her previous anthems narrate our memories? Continue Reading

Instant Pot Tips ALL Beginners Should Read

Instant Pot Tips ALL Beginners Should Read

The Instant Pot is an amazing machine, but it’s also an intimidating one. For most of us, pressure cooking is a completely new cooking method, and to be honest, it’s kind of scary – especially if you don’t have any Instant Pot tips in your back pocket! Continue Reading

Phoebe Buffay’s Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Phoebe's Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every good Friends fans knows the importance of a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. A recipe that’s been passed down through your family’s generations. Maybe even of French origins. Maybe even from your great-great-grandmother, Neselé Toulouse. Or maybe just the… Continue Reading