Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Inspiration

The Olympics are here and no athlete does it alone. It's determination, hard work, coaches and most important the parents that help them accomplish these dreams. Here is P&G's inspirational ads to let us moms know "The hardest job in the world, is the best job in the world." 

P&G London 2012 Olympic Games Film 
Here are the kids having fun (2012 US swimming teams Call Me Maybe video)
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book Review: Mommies Make Pancakes with Tyler

I feel that Tyler Makes Pancakes (by Tyler Florence & Craig Frazier) needs a second mention. The reason is not just because it is a fun and adventures read, but because it also brought four moms together to cook some amazing pancakes. We try to get together about once a month so our kids play together. We take advantage of this time to exchange stories, gossip and talk about issues that effect us and our kids. Another reason for me, maybe my favorite-- we just love to share our favorite dishes! 
Tyler Makes Pancakes was a treat for us because we were able to read a fun story to our kids and make a delicious dish together. “First it seems like there are a lot of ingredients but then you realize they combine well to make very good tasting pancakes,” says Tristan’s mother, Cynthia. “The blueberries melt perfectly in the pancakes and add the perfect amount of sweetness. The story does well of describing to the reader where the ingredients for the pancakes come from. A simple story to read for breakfast and a great recipe to make any day” she said.
Cynthia whipping up the pancake batter

Both the mothers and the kids had fun. Raudel’s mother Lindsay says, “He (Raudel) loved being able to mix his own batter and was super excited to eat what he helped make.” Abbey, my daughter, tossed her fork aside and decided the best way to eat her pancakes was with her hands. I do have to mention that we did add a bit more milk to make the batter a little thinner than the recipe asked for.  
We look forward to getting together again and make some more tasty meals. Though sometimes it is more work to cook with the kids, it’s a great adventure to have together. Until next time-- Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Events: Plum Organics Taste Test

It seems like everyday you hear of a new organic product that says it is the best choice for our kids. Many of
Katie getting a serving of the Little Cremes
these may be healthy, but many also fail to pass a taste test with our children. Well, one company that has continued to measure up for me and my daughter in both health and taste is Plum Organics.

Plum Organics was put to the test when they came out to one of the West San Fernando Mothers and More meet-up dates. Its products had to take on the toughest critics... our toddlers. Well, the kids just ate them up. We, the moms, were ecstatic that they were enjoying these healthy snacks. Plum Organics "Mish Mash" products have solid nutritional fruit and vegetables value. Camden had to be cut off from the pomegranate, beet & berry "Little Cremes." While Abbey and Katie indulged in the purple, roots & fruit Mish Mash.
Abbey enjoying her Mish Mash

It's hard to find a product that parents approve of and our kids will enjoy. When this does happen, we want to tell all of our friends!

All Plum Organics products come in BPA free packaging and certified organic. It has a great variety of healthy snacks for infants to toddlers. For more information on Plum Organics products you may go to