When did your little one start walking?
Normally most toddlers start walking sometime between 11 and 14 months. A select few are a little earlier or a bit later. Every child is different.
Share a little bit about when your child took his or her first steps.
Nonstick cooking spray
8 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cups Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 whole graham crackers, broken into 1/2-inch pieces
Line 8- or 9-inch-square baking pan with foil leaving an overhang on two sides. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat 6 cups marshmallows, butter and salt in large, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes, until smooth. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup morsels; stir until melted.
Working quickly, stir in graham cracker pieces, remaining 2 cups marshmallows and 3/4 cup morsels. Spread mixture into prepared baking pan with greased spatula, pressing down lightly. Cool for 2 hours or until set. Lift from pan; peel off foil. Cut into squares with serrated knife. Enjoy!
For all the daddies out there. <3
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1/2 cup chopped yellow squash
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 (9 inch) whole wheat tortillas
1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
In a large nonstick pan, cook red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and mushrooms in olive oil over medium to medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, or until just tender. Remove vegetables.
Coat the same pan with cooking spray, and place one tortilla in pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese evenly over tortilla, and layer 3/4 cup of the vegetable mixture over the cheese. Sprinkle another 1/8 cup of cheese on the vegetables, and top with a second tortilla. Cook until golden on both sides, for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove quesadilla from pan, and repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Serve hot, and enjoy!
Love, love this solid food introduction calendar! Wanted to share with all of you. Do you agree or disagree with the noted ages for each food?
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What You’ll Need
• ½ cup cornstarch
• 2¾ cup cold water
• 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
• ¼ cup cold water
• Small jars with lids for storing your paint (we find it easier to dip the paint out of teacups)
• Food coloring
How To Make
• Mix cornstarch with 2¾ cups cold water to make a smooth paste in a saucepan until no lumps remain
• Meanwhile soak the gelatin in ¼ cup water to soften until it’s needed
• Cook cornstarch mixture over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture boils and turns clear(ish)
• Remove from heat and stir in gelatin mixture
• Cool and divide into several different jars for various colors. Stir in food coloring until you have a pleasing color that is well blended.
This recipe makes about 3 cups of paint.
At what age did you, or are you planning to, begin teaching your child to read? Is it self led or parent led learning? Share with us!
Need a new sandwich idea for your little love? Here is something my kids always, and still do, adore.
1 slice of whole wheat bread
Low fat cream cheese
Jelly (I buy the sugar free strawberry)
Cover the bread with cream cheese. Add a thin layer of jelly. Fold the bread over, and slice into bite-sized pieces for little hands to hold.
Great for on the go, or an easy afternoon snack!
When did you, or are you planning to, introduce your child to the potty? Do you find that parent led or child led potty training works best for you? Share with us!
Have a summer vacation planned with little ones this year?
Here is a great link with tons of info on some of the top toddler apps for iPad and iPhone. Check them out!