Basic Homemade Bread

It took me forever to get the courage to bake bread. It was a mythical beast that only the most accomplished bakers could tackle. Turns out it was easy as pie. Actually, it is way easier than pie. 

This is the basic bread recipe I follow to get a perfect loaf every time but I can also jazz it up from time to time with seeds or some cinnamon. Or make buns instead of bread. It is intentionally vague to accommodate whatever I have on hand. As a sweetener I prefer honey but sometimes only have white sugar and on at least one occasion I only had brown sugar! I have used olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil….just anything I have on hand at the time. I have used up to half whole wheat flour, added flax meal, and topped off the flour with some coconut flour once.

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Sensory Bins for Preschoolers

Sensory bins are a huge deal in our house. I have versions for my baby and preschooler but today lets focus on the preschooler. My 4-year-old is a force of nature. Her nickname is Hurricane and she lives up to that name. However, even though (or perhaps because) she has enough energy for 3 children, she benefits so much from downtime. It helps calm her mind and refocus. It is like a mini recharge station for her mind and senses.

DIY Baby Bottom Wash

I know, I know. I have been MIA for over a week. I don’t have an excuse. Actually, that isn’t true. I have three excuses (four if you count the dog) AND I have started a summer course to upgrade for University. I have been busy, busy, busy!

Excuses aside, I am back to share a DIY recipe with you today. We cloth diaper (80% of the time) and use cloth wipes most of the time. I used to use straight up water but after purchasing the Honest Company bum wash I became spoiled. Water just can’t cut through the poop like a diaper spray can and I looove the smell. It is like aromatherapy every time I change a diaper. 

How to Clean Playmobil

Ok Moms, I know this isn’t the sexiest or most interesting topic but it is worth it. We have all seen how to wash Lego in the dishwasher, stuffies in the washing machine and outdoor toys with a pressure washer but Playmobil is an entirely different beast. They have the tiniest parts known to man and are easily lost if you are not super careful. Of course, they also cost a small fortune so it might be the only toy we have that I am not willing to vacuum up in secret. I came across a giant tub of Playmobil in the storage room today without a lid on it. It was absolutely filthy and here is how I dealt with it.

Easter Basket Ideas for a Tween Girl.

If you have a tween you will know they are stuck in that space between being a little girl and becoming a woman. This can make gift giving very hard! I want my tween to be a little girl for as long as she needs to but I also want to help her gently move into her teens years.

Celebrations like Easter bring out the kid in all of us but I can’t very well give the same shark sun hat or Peppa Pig toys I got for my little ones to my tween. I have done a lot of research and came up with an Easter basket to keep the kid in her but also respect that she is growing up.