Snails and Caterpillars: Creative Snack Recipes for Kids!

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Do you have picky eaters? I have one picky eater and one problem feeder with sensory processing disorder. Through C’s feeding therapy, I’ve been learning so much about making food look fun. Kids are just like adults that way – if we see something visually appealing, we’re more likely to eat it. If I can incorporate peanut butter and chocolate into a creative snack, that’s even better! I can spread new Reese’s Spreads, available at Walmart, on just about anything to make #AnySnackPerfect. This product was on demo at my local Walmart and it tasted delicious!

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Tastefully Simple Fabulous Fudge™ Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

There are few things like the holidays that bring about sensory memories. For me, it’s the memories of big snowflakes falling from the sky, singing Christmas carols in the car while looking at Christmas lights, feeling the warmth of a peppermint mocha in my hands, and the smell of my mom’s maple fudge. That fudge is set out next to the Christmas cookies every year and it disappears pretty quickly! Nothing can compare to Mom’s fudge, but Tastefully Simple has come really close.

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And Now, It’s Time For Brownies

It’s been quite a day.  Quite.  A.  Day.

In addition to his cold, C was having a bad teething day today.  I don’t understand why I’m so tired, because we didn’t even leave home today.  I think it’s emotional exhaustion and frustration.  When C wasn’t whining, he was screaming.  The only time that he was quiet was when I went against one of my fundamental parenting philosophies – we cuddled up in the bed and watched television.  Don’t judge me!  A mother needs a little silence!  It’s not like I can just leave the room to get some peace when we live in a one-bedroom apartment.  Maybe it’s okay to do that if the alternative is losing your mind?  *sigh*

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Weekly Update

33 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs)


Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss:  Being able to do anything without getting tired!  Putting on pants without struggling.  Being able to put on my own shoes (non-slip-ons, that is!).

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