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Take This 3D Paper Heart Mobile for a Valentine's Day Spin 0

Since I've been doing everything with my heart-shaped cookie cutters lately except make actual cookies, I decided to add to the list with this super easy 3D paper heart mobile for Valentine's Day.  It's such an adorable addition to our Valentine's Day decorations, and toddler boss loves it, so I'm guessing that it will stay up long after February 14th. Totally fine with me:-)   MATERIALS: Valentine-themed card stock in various colors and/or prints  Heart-shaped cookie cutter Scissors Stapler Scotch tape Kite string (or any other very thin string); about 30 inches STEP 1 Use...

Heart-Shaped Strawberry Jam and Cream Cheese Sandwiches (Toddler Chef-Friendly) 0

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been having fun adding a little extra love to toddler boss's lunches lately with these yummy heart-shaped ("sweetheart") sandwiches. We make ours with homemade strawberry jam and cream cheese, but you can make your own sweetheart sandwiches with a variety of options (jam, nut butters, soft cheese, hummus), depending on your little one's preferences. Feel free to get creative as you spread the love!   RECOMMENDED AGES:  12+ months.  Click here to download our easy baby food reference chart to keep track of what foods you can introduce to your baby...

Treat Yourself to a Milk Chocolate Soap Bar for Valentine's Day 0

Did someone say chocolate? Yes! If you like chocolate, then you’ll love these easy DIY milk chocolate treats sans the sugar and calories. Featuring a luxurious blend of goat’s milk, cocoa butter, cocoa powder and chocolate flavoring, they'll indulge your senses and melt the stress of the day away in just a few simple steps that are easier than you might think.   INGREDIENTS 8 ounces goat's milk melt-and-pour soap base 2 ounces raw cocoa butter 2 teaspoons cocoa powder Concentrated chocolate flavoring Yields 6 heart-shaped bars. You can purchase the goat's milk melt-and-pour base and the...

This Heart-Shaped Bubble Wand Will Blow the Kids Away 0

Love is in the air with this easy DIY heart-shaped bubble wand that you can fill with your own homemade bubble mixture too! MATERIALS Dowel (3/16-inch width) Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic paint Paint brush 16-gauge craft wire (12-24 inches per wand) Wire cutter Needle nose pliers Assorted beads Note: While this is a kid-friendly craft, there are sharp objects involved. It's best if parents take the lead on cutting and bending the wire in the steps below.   STEP 1 If necessary, cut the dowel beforehand to desired length. Ours ranged from 12 to 18 inches long. (Tip: To avoid...

Our Top 10 Mommy + Me Moments of 2016 0

We're saying goodbye to 2016 with a recap of our top 10 Mommy + Me moments of the past year. It was truly an incredible time in our lives, and we're so thankful that so many of you came along on the journey with us too!  1. Mommy + Me Summer Internship. Initially, I wondered if at 3 years old toddler boss would be missing anything by being with me all summer, but then I saw that she was gaining more than I ever imagined and it all made perfect sense. This is our life. "We are ontra-pra-new-ers," she loves...