Happy Hump Day! I am so excited to announce that I have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you the first ever "Hump Day Highlights".
Each Wednesday we will list some things from the past week that we are loving, can't live without, are on our wish lists, or are making our lives a little easier—and we will even add links (when applicable) so you can check out or scoop up anything you love, too.
The weekly hosts are Misty, April, Kyra, Shannon, Amanda, Danica, Amy (that's me!), and Kaitlyn. We would love for you to add your post to our link up, and please spread the love by following the other blogs in the link up and commenting on their posts. (This is such a great way to meet like-minded mamas and make new friends, all while showing off your blog, too.)
So what am I loving right now?
Serving dessert with dinner. We stopped for a special treat on the way home from school yesterday to celebrate the amazing weather we've been having. And, to help her learn to regulate her food intake on her own and to show all food as somewhat neutral (not good, better, best, or bad) I served it right along with dinner. It's counterintuitive and a little scary (for me at least) but every single time I do it I'm amazed at how she hops back and forth between the "treat food" and the "regular foods". This also usually eliminates any I-need-a-snack stalling tactics before bed which is a nice bonus.
This post from Maryann Jacobsen of Raise Healthy Eaters on the 5 Things You Need to Know About Toddlers and Nutrition. (Such a relief to know that many of the meal time issues we face are totally normal!)
These slightly sweet and slightly salty Coconut Chips. I love that they are thin enough that the toddler and I can (safely) share a bag.
Sweet little Bunny Snacks that I bet I could make even with a hungry toddler waiting (patiently or not) for her food.
This Assorted Wooden Fruit Set because my girl has started to play pretend in earnest and it's possibly my favorite thing ever.
We have a few aprons for the kiddo but this one is so super cool that I'm tempted to get us matching ones.
Feel free to join in our link up and check out today's posts from these other awesome ladies!