Author Archive | Jessica Lyon

If You Put a Toddler to Bed...

If You Put a Toddler to Bed…

Inspired by “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffe Numeroff: If you put a toddler to bed….they’re going to ask you for a good night kiss. When you give them a kiss, they’ll probably ask you to read them a book. When you’re finished reading, they’ll ask for “just one more”. Then, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to National Pancake Day

The Ultimate Guide to National Pancake Day

{CONFESSION}: Our family has a pancake problem. I let my daughter pick what we have for breakfast most mornings. Nine times out of ten, she yells “pa-cakes!” So as you can probably guess, we eat a lot of pancakes. In honor of National Pancake Day, let me provide you with my go-to pancake recipes. All […]

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Thank You Mom: A {Literal} Labor Day Tribute

Thank You Mom: A {Literal} Labor Day Tribute

Dear Mom, Today is Labor Day. A day when we celebrate the workforce and the value of hard work. I can’t help but think about child birth when I hear the word “labor.” Somehow, that always gets me thinking about my experience with having two kids of my own, but ultimately my thoughts go back […]

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The Vegetable Dilemma 1

The Vegetable Dilemma: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Have a toddler who won’t eat their vegetables? Or, more likely, have a husband who won’t eat their vegetables? Need some new ideas on sneaking those healthy foods into their diet? This is for you. Because I’ve been there – I’m still there!  Here are some vegetable tips I’ve learned so far: Be mindful of your facial […]

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25 Truths of Being Pregnant When You Have a Toddler 1

25 Truths of Being Pregnant When You Have a Toddler

If you’ve been pregnant with a toddler, you probably can relate to most, if not all of these. If you haven’t, but are thinking about it…heads up. FIRST TRIMESTER: Your toddler probably finds your morning sickness hilarious. However, you will not. If your toddler isn’t a picky eater already, they may become one. You know […]

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What I Wish I Would Have Known as a First Time Mom

What I Wish I Would Have Known as a First Time Mom

So you’re expecting your first child. Have you read more parenting books, blogs, and pamphlets than your eyeballs can take? Do you feel like you’ve spent the majority of your pregnancy on Google asking about birth plans, vaccines, diapering, feeding, baby products, etc.? Has everyone given you advice, even when you don’t ask for it? […]

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