Easy Chewy Whole Grain Bread

I’ve been trying to bake quick and healthy bread for quite a while. Sometimes, what I baked wasn’t that easy. And sometimes, it was more like a breakfast loaf, than like “real bread.” This very quick bread recipe was great, but we are … Read more

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Fire Fighter Sensory Tub

We live in a very small town and one of the advantages is the super kid-friendly fire department. My kids have ridden in a fire truck a few times already. They know everyone in the local fire department and are welcome to visit … Read more

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Egg Carton Bat

If you have an egg carton and a willing child, you can make an egg carton bat. It can even look a lot better than our bat (pictured!) I think, we messed up somewhere in the eyes and mouth department, … Read more

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Breakfast oatmeal that tastes like freshly baked apple pie, anyone? If you like apples, you are going to love this breakfast oatmeal variation. Kids adore it, because they think they are having dessert for breakfast. Moms like the fact that this recipe … Read more

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I got a big bouquet of roses and when they died, I used their nice-smelling petals for a sensory tub. I tried to maintain flower and garden theme in the tub, so I used two kinds of butterflies, two kinds of fabric flowers … Read more

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Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes With Sturdy Sugar-Free Chocolate Cream Frosting

If I had to choose one food item to make everyone happy, I would choose chocolate cupcakes. And if this food item was healthy, it would only be  more perfect than perfection itself. These vegan and optionally, gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are … Read more

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montessori uppercase and lowercase letters

Would you like to try a game that involves running, jumping, singing and … learning letters? If you are in preschool, I am pretty sure you would! I asked my preschooler to arrange our pile of uppercase Montessori sandpaper letters alphabetically, while singing … Read more

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1 Minute Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

I made  a couple of mug cakes and a brownie in a mug, and they were busy mama’s best friends: tasty, not unhealthy and easy. Yesterday, my husband asked me for a chocolate chip cookie and I was too lazy to bake … Read more

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Fall Leaves Window Craft

Since my kids love to gather autumn leaves we put these leaves to good use and made a pretty craft project. Firstly, get some leaves. We did not even dry ours and this beautiful window has been standing looking just like … Read more

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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

I served pasta for my twins’ birthday party (will write all about that soon,) and ended up with tons of pasta leftovers. The next day, I made the absolutely fabulous Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. The best part about this dish is… … Read more

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Fall Play Dough Activities

  We came up with a few different fall activities, using the nice-smelling pumpkin pie play dough. I gave my kids an egg carton, filled with some green lentils, popping corn, colorful pasta, cinnamon sticks and regular penne pasta. I also gave them … Read more

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Savory Protein Pancake With Squash and Arugula

  Savory Protein Pancake With Squash and Arugula is a light, yet filling vegetarian (optionally vegan) dish. I like how strikingly colorful this recipe is and how it reminds me of fall’s bounty.  I like how within it, all the flavors … Read more

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