If it gets your kids to sit down for a healthy meal, we're all in favor of playing with your food! We've rounded up 60 ways to make eating enjoyable, even for the pickiest little palates. From breakfast to dinner, and everything in between, check out these great ways to make food fun!
Looking for a Mother's Day gift for a mom who loves to cook? We have you covered with the following eight cookbooks, each beautiful and rich enough to please even the pickiest mom-chef. From Gwyneth Paltrow's ode to clean eating (the recipes are seriously delish; we've tried them!) to Curtis Stone's clever, night-of-the-week cooking guide, each cookbook presents its own take on family meals in a lovely fashion. Check them all out now, then pick the one right for the "yummy mummy" in your life!
We've yet to meet a kid who doesn't love sprinkles (one little girl was so obsessed, her mom planned a whole sprinkle-themed birthday party!), but why go for the typical ice-cream-and-sprinkles combo? We found 16 inspired sprinkled sweets, ranging from pancakes and popcorn to Rice Krispies Treats and fudge to cookies and cakes. Click through to see them all: we guarantee you'll be craving sprinkles by the end!
We've yet to meet a kid who isn't a fan of the classic chocolate chip, but why not add some more creative recipes to your cookie repertoire? We tracked down 15 delicious cookies incorporating beyond-the-basics ingredients ranging from the healthy (mango, cashew, and granola) to the totally decadent, including marshmallow filling, cake batter, Nutella, and even banana-cream pudding! Keep clicking to find your kids' next favorite cookie!
As May 5 approaches, it's time to start prepping for your festive Cinco de Mayo celebration. Not sure how to make it a kid-friendly affair? Whether your lil ones love hands-on crafts or tasty afternoons spent in the kitchen, we've come up with a variety of activities to get the whole family involved. From DIY maracas to tasty homemade tortillas, here are eight fun ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as a family.
If you've got veggie-averse kids at home, now's the time to start introducing them to fresh produce. Farmers markets are bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables, and they're sweeter and tastier than any other time of the year. From fresh asparagus and peas to carrots, Spring onions, kale, and more, we've rounded up our favorite kid-friendly springtime recipes. Bon appétit!
As a mom who loves to cook for my baby boy, the biggest kitchen dilemma that I've faced is what to make — and how to transport it — when we're out and about. I usually end up resorting to squeeze pouches, which the little guy loves, and are superconvenient, but I always prefer homemade when given the option. Apparently I'm not the only one out there facing this challenge, as a new cookbook from Kim Laidlaw, Baby & Toddler On the Go, addresses the issue.
San Francisco based Laidlaw is a mom herself, a food writer, and the author of two other cookbooks. Her approach to preparing meals for babies and toddlers on the run is based on a six-tiered philosophy: plan, gather, cook, store, transport, and feed. Sound daunting? It's really not, so long as you're organized and factor in some advance prep time. Give it a shot for yourself by taking it to the kitchen with one of these three recipes from the book.
Get your umbrellas ready! Mamas-to-be love to be showered with love — and lots of baby gear — at their baby showers, and we've discovered themes to suit every expectant mom's interest. From celebrations inspired by baby animals, classic storybooks, and vintage finds to sprinkles for experienced moms and gender reveal parties for mamas who want to add even more excitement to their showers, these 60 amazing shower ideas are sure to please everyone on your guest list, including the mom-to-be! Keep clicking to find the shower that speaks to you!
There are tons of places to turn when planning a baby shower, so why not Instagram? Filled with great ideas that both moms-to-be and guests will love, we found easy ideas and DIYs anyone can do. Weather you're expecting or hosting, welcome baby by translating some of these snaps into your own party. Check them out and be sure to follow POPSUGAR Moms on Instagram for even more inspiring images!