Hello friends! I am so excited to announce the newest series to the blog called Life As A Toddler.
This series is going to be all about, yep you guessed it TODDLERS!
We will have a wide range of topics from eating tips, recipes, to fun crafts for you to create with your littles.
From time to time, we will be asking for guest posts, and other types of contributors to the series.
WHO ARE WE
Your contributors for this series will be:
Nicole Mildren- Author of Champagne To Crayons- check out my About Me page to learn more!
Jamie Moses- Co- Contributor Here is a little about Jamie and her beautiful family.
Who’s this chick writing with Nicole? I’ve been a close friend of Nicole’s since childhood, wife, mother of twin fraternal 3 year old girls, and foodie. I was very honored when Nicole asked me to contribute to this series with her. I’m excited for the series, and to share with each of you. I’m not a big book reader when it comes to parenting. I feel the best knowledge comes from experience, and for me that was gained by talking to other mothers. Regardless if you have 1 or 4 children, you have something to contribute, and I love to learn from other moms. When I had my girls I was terrified, and had no clue what I was doing in the beginning. I read 1 book, and that was Baby Wise. Everything I learned was from the advice of family, friends, and trial and error. I think with this series everyone will walk away with at least 1 tip or something they can try to improve their Life with their Toddler.
At a young age, I was always open to trying new foods, and enjoyed being in the kitchen. I can remember being at my grandparents house with my sister, and they would always watch cooking shows. This is when my love for food and cooking began. One of my first memories in the kitchen is standing on a stool in my grandmothers kitchen with a huge mixing bowl. I would dump all her dinner scraps, spices, and whatever I saw laying around the kitchen counter into the bowl and pretend I was on a cooking show on the Food Network. My grandmother would let me go to town, and I had a ball doing it! As I got older, I would dabble here and there, but once I lived on my own I really began to try new foods and experiment in the kitchen.
My husband is a ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of guy. He has a very limited pallet, and isn’t always eager to try new foods which can sometimes be a bust when there’s recipes I want to try. So when we started a family, I was determined to have children that had a pallet more like mine, weren’t afraid to try new foods, and would eat! When talking with moms, food and eating seemed like a huge issue for many. I began to fear I’d have a picky husband and 2 kids that wouldn’t eat, and when they would – it would be bland and non nutritious. I can proudly say that my 3 year old daughters definitely have their mother’s pallet. This was a huge win in my book! Much of what I’ll be contributing to this series is my food experiences with my girls, and how I got them to eat food like avocado, hummus, beets, edemame and chick peas. We have so much on our plate as moms, when we finally sit down as a family to have a meal it should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. If you walk away with just 1 simple tip then I’ve achieved my goal contributing to this series. I learn everyday with my girls and I’m always trying new things and trying to improve as a mom. I’m excited to be on this journey and to learn from you too!
You can check back to this page for a round up of all the posts that we are doing.
What is The Life As A Toddler Series about
Why isn’t My Toddler Eating
The Picky Eaters Hidden Veggies Recipes
Fall Decorations Your Toddler Can Make
All About Pumpkin
Fall Stuff to Do in the Burb’s of The Burgh