Mastering Parenting (in the time you take a sh*t)

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheWooOfPoo #CollectiveBias Parenting is TOUGH, Y’all.   In our house, we JUST decided that “Hey, you know what would be fun? Trying to force the tiny potty on our kid who just turned two,” because, hey!Read more

Surviving toddler sick days with Kleenex

Here in the Jones house, we’ve been passing around a cold like the world’s worst game of “hot potato.”  It was inevitable that during the busy travel season one of us would catch a virus that latches on to our sinuses with a nose-clogging-death-grip. As moms, we try to fight it off and power throughRead more

Toddler Craft: Paper Snowflakes

  December is the prime time for making paper snowflakes.  Especially because it’s looking a lot like – once again – a White Christmas isn’t something that’s in the cards for us this year.  If I’m being honest, I don’t like a lot of snow. Or cold. Or being bundled into a giant sweater-coat-combo-snowman-shaped-blob justRead more

Making Christmas Cookies with a Toddler – or 8 Reasons I Don’t own a Bakery

Making Christmas cookies is one of my ultimate favorite winter traditions. But making Christmas cookies with a toddler is an entirely new experience. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.   I love sweets.  All sweets.  I love decorating sweets.  Cookies.  Cakes.  Cupcakes.  YES.    I’m so glad that Penny has finally reached anRead more

Rainbow Roasted Veggie Sandwiches – Colorful, Healthy, Delicious!

Vegetables.  I like them but I don’t always want to eat them, especially raw.  This is problematic as a pescatarian.  I decided to limit the foods I eat but left the ones that can be the most difficult to make enticing. Roasted vegetable sandwiches to the rescue! They’re delicious, healthy, colorful, and toddler approved!

Spiced Cranberry Pear Dump Cake

Is there anything in the world that says, “autumn” more than biting into a delicious dessert? Warm homey spices, with a mix of gooey fruits and flaky crust, and a giant heaping mound of whipped cream? Yeah. I didn’t think so. When I host or contribute to pitch-ins or holiday get-togethers, sometimes I try toRead more

Nourish on the Go with Odwalla!

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishOnTheGo #CollectiveBias. Toddlers – especially mine – are masters of nonstop energetic destruction. If you know what I’m talking about, you also know it’s MANDATORY to leave the house.  Get out.  Go.  Burn off some of thatRead more

Growing Creatively at Gather

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Picasso It’s no secret that Chicago and the Chicagoland Area is ripe with kid’s playspaces.  Go on the local mom groups and ask about where to host your next birthday, or what to do when the weather inevitablyRead more