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Is Collagen Safe for Toddlers?

This question brings a lot of visitors to my blog, so today I’m answering, is collagen safe for toddlers?

One of my very first blog posts was on collagen peptides/collagen powder (both terms can be used, it’s the same thing) and it is a must-read if you want the real low-down on collagen.

In this post you’ll learn whether collagen is safe for toddlers and young children, whether it is recommended, and what considerations you should make when deciding whether to serve it to your kids.  (more…)

Toddler meal ideas

What To Do When Your Toddler Wants More Food

How do you react when your toddler wants more food during a meal or snack?

I know my gut reaction is always a grunt or a sigh (usually not out loud, ha!) because #1, I probably JUST sat down, and the one thing he’s asking for is back in the fridge, or #2, I was secretly hoping he would simply devour all his veggies and say “wow mom, what a delicious and nutritious meal.” (A girl can dream, right?)

So what’s a mom or dad to do when there’s still plenty of other food on the plate, but the wee dictator demands more of something? (more…)

Breakfast menu cards

Breakfast Menu Cards for Toddlers and Preschoolers

These breakfast menu cards for toddlers and preschoolers totally changed our morning routine- for the better! 

Mornings are the most rushed part of the day in our house…is it that way for you too? Getting everyone out of bed, dressed, fed, and out the door on time makes me feel like a superhero. Well, I feel like a superhero after everyone is strapped down into their car seats. That’s when I breathe for the first time since hopping out of bed. During the morning routine, I feel like my three year old is the boss, and I’m just trying to find ways to convince him to put his pants on without losing my temper.

Breakfast can feel chaotic too. We usually deal with one of these scenarios: (more…)

HEALTHIEST Back to School Snacks for Preschool

You don’t have to waste time reading labels to find the healthiest back to school snacks for toddlers and preschoolers. Just print out this list and keep it in your pantry!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I over-complicate things with snacks. I think they’re too boring, or not “enough.” But there is NOTHING wrong with keeping it simple!

Often, the simple snacks are the healthiest. I like having some special fun snacks and treats on hand, but for everyday school snacks, easy and inexpensive is my motto.

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