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Encouraging Confidence in Toddlers

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I'm a totally different parent this time around.  I'm much more relaxed, go with the flow, and less anxious about what Moreaya is going to get into next.  Don't get me wrong, she gets into and on top of everything... but I'm not so stressed about it.  We deal with it when she does and move on.  With Sophia, I kind of hovered so she couldn't ever do those things.  This time around it's just different.  As soon as Moreaya started showing interest in feeding herself, I let her.  No matter the meal or the mess, she did it.  I thought I was just being smart, and a little bit selfish - because if I had to feed her, then I always ate a cold dinner.  Turns out, I was doing something really good for her. Encouraging her Confidence. Now, I … [Read more...]

Disney Princess Party Decorations from Snack Containers

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Sophia's 3rd Birthday was over the weekend and she celebrated with a Disney Princess Tea Party theme!  She chose the theme completely, although I encourage adding the Tea Party idea to make it a little more unique.  I made most of the decor and party favors this year, saving a bit on expenses and making the party a little more personal. I always like to prepare fun party favor bags for the kiddos that come and since we usually have younger guests, I always throw in a few surprising things! Incorporating Earth's Best Organic into Party Take-Homes If you're out of ideas for the little guests, jars and pouches of baby food, infant cereal, and fun little books are great additions to their favor bags! Incorporating Earth's Best Organic into Party … [Read more...]

Easy Snack Solution – Kids Trail Mix

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We've been going on quite a few walks lately and it never fails that the daughter that can vocalize her wants... always wants a snack while we're walking. And the one that doesn't quite vocalize herself, well at least with words yet, still lets me know that she would like something to! We have quite a few cannister of Earth's Best Organic snacks in our pantry that the girls love, but tire of by themselves sometimes.  So, I've been putting together a quick and easy snack solution for them to chomp on while we're on the road sidewalk.  You can get really creative in your ingredients! Raisins Marshmallows Earth's Best Happy Snax Dried Blueberries Dark Chocolate Chips Earth's Best … [Read more...]

Mom, What’s for Breakfast? Healthy, Simple Toddler Breakfast Idea

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  "Mom... What's for Breakfast!?" I can't tell you how many times I hear this question - at least once a DAY!  HA! But seriously, breakfast options can be just as hard to decide on as lunch and dinner.  Especially hard when you've just woken up, haven't had a cup of coffee yet, and are scrounging around the cupboards and freezer for a quick option on those mornings. I've shared before that Sophia is in love with oatmeal in the mornings.  One reason is because it's something that she can help make, but she also loves to customize it.  Right now she's on a dried blueberry kick, so when she's enjoying a bowl of Earth’s Best® Sesame Street® Organic Yummy Tummy Oatmeal, we always add a small handful of … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Organic Loyalty Rewards Program

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This month, Earth’s Best is proud to announce the Earth’s Best Awards Program! With this new loyalty program, you can earn points from your Earth’s Best purchases and redeem them for great discounts and prizes. The Earth’s Best™ Rewards program is our way of saying thank you for raising your little one as part of generation pure. Using your home computer, smartphone, or other mobile device, simply sign up for the program, then check in at your local Earth’s Best retailer on your mobile device via our mobile site (earthsbestrewards.com). After you create your Earth’s Best profile, earning points is easy. Just check in when your local Earth’s Best retailer, purchase Earth's Best products, and enter the UPC codes on our site within 48 hours after you return home. You can also earn … [Read more...]

5 Tips on How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Vegetables

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A few months ago I blogged about this subject, but on the opposite side.  I wanted to know how to get my toddler to eat vegetables.  Sophia was a great eater as a young toddler - she preferred spinach to chocolate, broccoli to bananas.  Seriously! But then she became two and everything changed.  I reached out on the blog, on my personal Facebook, to other Mothers... I had no idea what to do with this little girl who was refusing anything that was good for her.  I got some great advice, we implemented some new family rules, and I am proud to say that Sophia is now eating veggies again!  Sure, it's a hit and miss kind of thing and sometimes she still refuses, but I'm going to share with you a little success... Last night, hubby and I met in the kitchen {we walked out of … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Organic *NEW* Yogurt Puffs

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Remember the Earth's Best package that I showed you just a few days ago?  It was an extra special one because it had a brand new {or two} products in it!       When I first heard the name, I thought they would be like those little freeze dried yogurt snacks for babies.  Moreaya likes them, Sophia despised those, and I am a little weirded out by the texture of most of them.  But the new Yogurt Puffs from Earth's Best resemble the quick dissolving baby puffs that most babies and toddlers LOVE! They taste yummy - that's coming from me and they are even softer than most of the puffs that we've tried before.  I think they have a little more taste to them too! Did you know that earlier this year yogurt was named … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Organic in the New Year

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Sophia is so excited when we get a package delivered.  I guess that's the fun part when your Mom's a Mommy Blogger.  I admit, I get kind of excited too.  But she gets really excited when she finds out it's from Earth's Best Organic. That's right - we rip the box open and tear into it right in the middle of the kitchen floor.  Like I said, I'm as excited as they are to see what's inside.  I admit that being an Earth's Best Organic Blogger has definitely made it possible for me to try all of the great products that I might not have been able to if I wasn't.  I also admit that I'm a bit of a brand snob - when I like something, I continue to buy that brand in just about everything I can.  That makes it a little harder for companies to … [Read more...]

Baby Food Pouches vs Jars

Baby Food Pouches vs Jars

Jars vs. Pouches - Which to choose? Are you a Pouch Snob?  Do you find yourself standing in the baby food aisle - torn between which style of baby food to buy?  Ok, me neither, but it was kind of funny to think about for a moment.  I've used both with both girls - and homemade baby food too!  There are times that I prefer pouches: travel and now that Moreaya can eat them straight from the pouch and times that I preferred jars. This month we shared with you information on both Earth’s Best pouches and jarred products…so which do you choose?  There is a time and a place for both and you don’t have to make a choice to just enjoy one or the other.  Each has their own benefits and the chart below will help you make better informed decisions!   I am an Earth's Best … [Read more...]

Holiday Giving with Earth’s Best Organic

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This Holiday season I've talked a lot about giving back.  We collected Unilever brands and products and donated to our local food bank.  I shared with you the idea of Giving Back through the Boys and Girls Club of America's program Give the Gift of a Great Future.  You might have donated to a Toys for Tots Drive, gave coats to a Coat Drive, put some change in the Bell Ringers Pots, or even picked a name off a local Angel Tree. No matter what you do, little or small, it's so important to give when you are financially able.  This is the lesson that I've tried to share with Sophia this year.  Although she's still a little too young to totally understand, I tried to explain.  I tried to tell her that there were little boys and girls in the world that didn't always have a pack of … [Read more...]

Toddler Activities using Baby Food Pouch Lids

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We talked earlier this week about the Baby Food Pouches from Earth's Best Organic.  With all of the Earth's Best Food Pouches that the girls go through, I started wondering... "What to do with all those Baby Food Pouch Lids?".  So, I started saving them and Sophia and I came up with some creative uses and great toddler activites! Patterns.  This is by far her favorite activity to do with the lids.  I simply draw circles on her dry erase board and she lays out the lids on the circles.  You can definitely make it harder for an older toddler by having them to complete a pattern that you start too! Free Play/Design.  When I started thinking about what to use the lids for, I went straight to the little inventor herself.  She said, "Look.  You can … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food Pouches

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Earth’s Best consistently prides itself on the breadth and depth of their product line which ranges from wipes and diapers to jarred foods. Over the past few years, Earth’s Best has continued to round out these offerings with an extensive line of pouched products which become increasingly more popular each day!  What makes Earth’s Best so great is that they offer a variety of pouched products for children in all stages of development, so as kids grow, they can progress into different stages of pouches. Pouches are convenient for both parent and baby, as children can feed themselves (mess free!) while on-the-go. With numerous flavor and texture combinations, you are sure to find something that your little one will enjoy. Below you will find a description of Earth’s Best’s full line of pouched … [Read more...]