Food my kid will like! Shepherds Pie with a Christmas twist

Wow! That's what I'll say about this meal.
Then I will say - ALL of the kids and adults at the table ate until we could eat no more.
THEN I will say I got them to eat peas, broccoli, corn, potatoes, beef, pork and turkey. All of that, all of them.

Homemade pretzels!

As always, I started from something on Pinterest. (Click here for original recipe I am, working from.)
I love pretzels. I can't remember the last time I had them. It never occurred to me to make them myself so when I saw this recipe and it looked easy I thought why not? If the kids like them even better but at least I'll probably like them.

Magic dessert with one healthy ingredient

Okay this does not even count as a recipe since it really only has the one magic ingredient. Anything I add after that is just the cherry on top... Hmmm, come to think of it, I think I'll try cherry sometime!
It really is as easy as this.

Baby diapering innovation I can't wait to use

Remember I saw those cool sticker thermometer thingamabobs last week? They're on the way ... but now I've seen this new thing and I am so excited!
I have always (and if you do the math, I've been diapering for ... 8 or 9 years of the last 12 so LOTS of diapering) had trouble with squirmy babies during diaper changes and don't even get me started on the "kicks in the face vs. kicks into a full diaper mess, which is worse" debate! This new, mom-designed SnuggWugg let's you change your baby from pretty much any age at which point they start kicking and rolling over, and not suffer ill consequences.
Not only is that a miracle I am anxious to experience as my DS is 6 months now and really getting into the squirmy stage but the story behind the SnuggWugg is one of the "yay Moms" feel good stories of 2012. Head over and read about the SnuggWugg and it's inventor, Lisa Cash Hanson.

I want a SnuggWugg but I was also motivated to continue being creative and positive! In the long run, that may be even more beneficial!

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Gorgeous new swaddling blankets

I can never seem to have enough swaddling blankets and these lush, rich colors from aden + anais are going to be a welcome addition to my home. I love muslin fabrics! These colors are just beautiful and I think they are visually stimulating for Arthur.

Baby Gear: aden + anais Swaddling Blankets - Its a Wrap Colorful Swaddling Blankets

from: The Land of Nod
These swaddling blankets also come in bamboo in different patterns.

Baby Gear: aden + anais Grey Swaddle Blankets - Grey Bamboo Swaddling Blankets

from: The Land of Nod
Did swaddling work for you? If not what did? I also wear my baby in a wrap and he nurses and sleeps there while I ... blog! It's the only way to get those moments in!
Mostly Mommy