Spelling With Blocks

Do you have Citi Blocks? When we first got this award-winning toy, I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Then, we started using it not so much for building, but for simple, Montessori-type learning activities. We built a … Read more

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Candy Corn Smoothie

Candy Corn Smoothie is an easy and healthy way to celebrate Halloween without loading up on piles of sugar. Kids can decorate this fun drink with plastic spiders or ghosts and have it before going trick-or-treating, so they are less … Read more

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Construction Paper Pumpkin Craft

Construction paper pumpkin craft is easy enough for a toddler to do with supervision. These little pumpkins, made with strips of paper can be used as house decorations, or you can make a garland of them. You need orange and green … Read more

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Healthy Pumpkin Ice Cream

If you love pumpkin as much as I do, this recipe for healthy vegan pumpkin ice cream should bring a smile to your face. All it needs to reach an absolute seasonal perfection is a bit of chocolate syrup on … Read more

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Apple Tree Mosaic

Apple tree mosaic is an easy craft to celebrate fall’s bounty. We’ve been going apple-picking a few times throughout this season and my kids have been fascinated by apple trees. This craft is easy enough for a two-year-old, yet interesting … Read more

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Pumpkin Maple Cookies

In my book, the best way to celebrate fall is with a good healthy pumpkin cookie, drinking a cup of tea, watching the yellow and the orange leaves fall down. I used fresh pumpkin puree for this vegan and gluten-free … Read more

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Halloween Bookmarks

These spooky Halloween bookmarks are incredibly easy to make: even my little twins were helping to create them. Use these bookmarks for scary books or stick them in your indoor plants for some homemade Halloween flare. You need: Craft sticks, … Read more

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pumpkin mug cake

Remember I promised “Everything pumpkin?” Well, it’s fall and every recipe does turn to pumpkin, at least for a while. This 2-minute gluten-free and vegan pumpkin cake is light, fluffy, moist and incredibly easy to make. It even works for … Read more

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Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Pumpkin pie play dough smells so good, everyone in my family has tried to take a bite of it! The play dough doesn’t taste good at all, so little toddlers and my preschooler continued to happily play with it following … Read more

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Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

Welcome to the season of Everything Pumpkin. I made a nice gluten-free vegan pumpkin smoothie the other day: it tasted like the fall and the holidays. I especially liked the smoothie’s vibrant orange color. Next time I’ll serve this smoothie … Read more

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Fall Sensory Tub

Fall is in the air, so it’s time to celebrate with a happy orange fall sensory tub. Our maple tree has almost fully changed the colors of its leaves, so we took advantage: the kids gathered the leaves and put … Read more

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Blueberry Oat Breakfast Casserole

I have made all kinds of oat-based dishes before and most of these recipes are pretty incredible. This oatmeal-blueberry breakfast casserole, however, is heavenly: it’s light, fluffy, sweet, fruity, hearty, satisfying, warm and full of protein, fiber, healthy fatty acids … Read more

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