How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Most parents know how frustrating it can be to get your kids to eat well. When getting my son to eat all of his fruits and vegetables became a challenge, I had to get creative. First, I made a treasure map with different fruits and vegetables and I took him to the supermarket so he […]

An Afternoon of Baking: Learning Skills and Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

baking with children

Baking with children is such a wonderful, practical world experience for them.  They learn about ingredients, textures, measuring, planning, and organizing, to name a few benefits.  Most importantly they learn self-confidence and experience the unique joy of creating something in the kitchen. I like to begin by having my daughter write out our shopping list.  […]

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool that is the Question (Every Year)


As I write this, Bella is in our yard with her box of tools fixing her wooden barn. I can hear her sawing and pounding away. It is a “school day” for most kids. This year we chose to homeschool. Before she went outside Bella asked, “What letter are we working on today?” She has […]

Frugal Family Fun | Affording Family Fun When Mom Stays Home

Frugal Family Fun

Almost 9 years ago I became pregnant with my son, Steven. At the time I was working full time at a Staffing Company as the Office Manager. I did sales – I loved it – I was good at it – and I worked 50-60 hours a week. I had every intention of coming back […]

Getting Your Picky Eater to Eat | Feed Them Gently

Today I Ate A Rainbow, getting your picky eater to eat

Feeding little ones and setting them up with healthy eating habits can be quite the adventure! Some parents find that their kids who used to eat anything and everything turn into picky eaters…how and why did this happen? It’s no wonder that as a parent you can sometimes feel confused, frustrated and worried. We all […]

Cookin’ Up Imaginative Play with Kitchen Sets

Imaginative Play, Wooden Kitchen Sets

Our resident toy expert, Brittany Wendland of Cow and Lizard, had some reflections to share with Kid Krazed on setting up an ideal play kitchen environment for your child. “As a child, my friends and I transformed a place under a tree in our backyard into our special kitchen. With boxes, crates, boards and other […]

Life with Celiac disease: The journey and the outcome!

1 Heart, 1 Family, Celiac disease

For years I have struggled with stomach problems. The first time I went to the doctors regarding my stomach, I was 13 years old. I felt like I had a pit of hot acid in my stomach. It was worse when I lay down and after I ate. At first my family doctor fluffed it […]