Happy Friday! Thank you all so much for your blog and post suggestions!!! I always enjoy hearing from my readers and am really excited about all of the ideas you gave me! Keep an eye out for some new posts coming your way! Also, I can’t wait to check out your favorite blogs to my reader!!
one. Let’s talk dinnertime, shall we? In our house dinnertime can be a bit of a battle with two toddlers. Unless it’s takeout no matter what we cook for Caroline she takes two bites and exclaims she is “all done!” We’ve found that the dinner setting is key to our success. This includes changing up where and how we eat. It’s like she gets distracted with excitement over something different and actually eats! So to switch things up at dinner we sometimes watch Sesame Street, some nights the kids are side by side in high chairs, sometimes they eat sitting on the counter top, sometimes outside, etc. etc. Most recently we added a The First Years Mickey Mouse Helping Hands Feeding Seat to our collection and let the kiddos take turns eating in it. And for some reason it’s miraculous. Whichever mini doesn’t get the chair gets to use our new Mickey feeding set and Mickey sippy cup!
Clearly it wasn’t Caroline’s night to sit in the Mickey Seat. Or Thomas’s night to have the Mickey cup.
two. PSA for fellow mamas of picky toddlers: Annie’s Pea B&J Pockets are a huuuuuge hit at our house and are a great way to trick your minis into eating some peas! FYI, I can only find them at Target.
three. If you haven’t already tried Trader Joe’s Avocado Oil you need to add it to your shopping list! I just picked up a bottle two weeks ago and it is hands down the best oil for cooking I’ve ever used. I am obsessed.
four. In non-food news, I have a question for you all. I need help with sunscreen! I am almost certain that I have a sun (or possibly an SPF) allergy. It only affects my face but anytime I apply sunscreen to my face it breaks out into an itchy rash that turns into blotchy redness and then dries out my face and flakes for weeks. So truthfully, I try not to even use sunscreen on my face (I know, I know!!!) and usually wear a hat instead for short bursts of sun exposure. However, the best sunscreen for EXTREMELY sensitive skin that I’ve used so far is Josie Maran’s Moisturizer with SPF 47. I just ran out but before I reorder for Jamaica I wanted to check with the fellow sensitive skin ladies to see what y’all use. (And hopefully it’s cheaper.)
Also sun related, I just ordered Heliocare after doing some research. I haven’t tried this before but I’m excited to see if it helps reduce the nasty side effects to my face from sun exposure.
five. A few of you emailed me from Monday’s post asking where Caroline’s dress is from. It’s from Old Navy and we have it in two colors (navy and light red)! The back is SUPER cute too. Currently on sale for $13 but is only left in warm stripe (pictured above).
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