“Too much music, too much fluff! Too much everything for Llama…Llama Llama HOLIDRAMA!”
We’ve come up with a way to make a tasty version that even busy moms and dads can whip up in under an hour!
Introducing the new “black” of fall foods… acorn squash!
I have a confession to make. It has been very difficult for me to leave Lulu.
I love recipes that look like they took a long time to prepare but you can whip up in minutes—and this is one of them.
I love it, not only because it’s healthy and delicious but also because it requires only about 10 minutes of hands on work and 5 ingredients.
It requires zero cooking and is served cold, and that’s a good thing because it’s hot.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…..4 days to Lulu’s first birthday….
This recipe is a crowd pleaser, and is essentially all vegetables—a win-win!
Perfect snack to grab & go for your little ones!
Perfect for a busy Hoboken Mom on the move, spread a little nut butter and add sliced bananas or berries and you’re off.
They’re made with carrots and applesauce—so your little one is getting both a serving of fruit and veggies.
The basic recipe requires only a banana and a food processor!
It’s delicious and healthy for adults and kids alike!
Watching my baby take her first taste was pricelessly tender.
Motivation is a simple word, but the action is not quite as simple…
I interrupt the near start to bathing suit season to bring you these ridiculously indulgent, way-better-than-the-classic rice krispie treats.
This is his simple request whenever he needs my attention and he sees that I’m otherwise engaged.
Our Lulu turned six months old today and we have yet to enter the Solids Zone.
Happy spring! Our favorite spring veggie is in season now—peas!
Here I am, asking myself, When will I start doing ALL of the old things again?
For nearly 100 years, the bird whistle has allowed people to sound like blackbirds, nightingales, sparrows, and many more famous birds!
Hippity, Hoppity Easter’s on it’s way!!
The ACME Siren Whistle is one of the most popular, and easy to use, musical instruments around!
It involves less than 10 minutes of prep work, 6 ingredients, and only 1 bowl to clean. Oh, and it’s delicious!
The ratchet is a unique instrument that everyone knows – it’s a type of noisemaker!
“okay, love. we got a train to catch, we’re not on an exploring kinda walk anymore we’re on a we gotta go somewhere now kinda walk, okay. capisce?”
The mouth harp is considered to be one of the oldest instruments in the world!
These breakfast potatoes should be a staple in your home: they’re a whole family pleaser, and you can make them ahead of time.
The Agogo Bell is a very cool percussion instrument where a person can make the bells chime by hitting them with a drum stick.
Here is a detoxifying salad recipe to kick start your internal “spring cleaning”.
Who’s ready for St. Patty’s day? (We’re talking about the real one—not the Saturday when drunk out-of-towners invade our streets!)
When cravings happen because you have cut out sugar from your diet, you should have some tools to deal with them.
The bass guitar is a key member of the rhythm section of a band, giving a song its chord progression and beat.
The frigid cold is coming back again, and that calls for another soup recipe!
Are you eating enough fat? Yes, that’s right, you read it correctly. Fat.
Like many mommies in Hoboken, I have a toddler and a newborn-and I haven’t left my apartment in days.
Doesn’t this snowy weather make you want to crawl back into bed and eat something comforting, cheesy, and delicious?
Enjoy some healthy recipes for any upcoming celebrations or parties!
Lately, I’ve been making a big ole batch of pancakes on the weekend and freezing them so that we can eat them all week!
I have some bad news: someday your child will no longer need a nap.
It’s cold outside, and this weather calls for some comfort food.
With the cold weather setting in, nothing warms the bones quite like a bowl of chicken soup!
Now, the “Old Hoboken” and “Newbies” can rub elbows together at the counter, and “Schnack” on a piece of Carrot or Chocolate Cake.
Enjoy a free holiday tune from Preschool of Rock…
We all travel, and when we do having the right gadget or tool can make it so much easier and relaxing!
This dip is a delicious, festive, and insanely easy to make…
I’ve put together a quick list of some real food snack ideas that will help you power through your to do list and keep the bah humbugs away.
Most musical instruments don’t have faces. Well, fear not friends, as we’ve found one of the cutest musical instruments ever – and it has a face! It’s straight from Japan, and it’s called the Otamatone. Check it out!
I know many of you are going to be traveling during the holidays, so I wanted to share my tips to save you and your family the headache and hassle of the problems that can arise while traveling.
Try my Top Thanksgiving Stay-Trim Tips to overcome any Turkey Troubles. Start the holidays off right with these healthy hints!
An ashiko is a drum shaped like a truncated cone and played with bare hands. The drum is played throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas.
This recipe is my call to you to make your own smoothies—this one is a delicious way to use leftover canned pumpkin from your Thanksgiving recipes.
Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument. The drums are of different size: the larger drum is called in Spanish the hembra (female) and the smaller the macho (male).
If you’re serious about pursuing your financial goals, you need to get your finances in order. Here are some tips to help in that process!
Resonator guitars were originally designed to be louder than regular acoustic guitars, which were overwhelmed by horns and percussion instruments in dance orchestras and marching bands.
They’re perfect for a delicious homemade fall treat and will make your house smell delicious!
The güiro is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. Watch one being played here…
Inspired by our Parent’s Choice Award Record, this video showcases how using a little creativity and imagination can provide you with wonderful tunes!
Even if your little one isn’t crazy about fish, I guarantee they’ll like these sweet cakes!
You should always try and keep snacks on hand with you at all times so that you won’t be tempted to eat unhealthy.
This breakfast is a delicious way to kick off crisp October mornings—and it packs a vegetable into the first meal of the day!
This white/yellow dish will appeal to those picky eaters who don’t love their vegetables! It is a high-fiber, lower-fat version of the always-favored mac and cheese. Yum!
Served piping hot, it’s a soup you and your hubby will love. Cool it down, and the soup will thicken to makes a delicious puree for babies who are ready to start eating dairy!
As a Registered Dietitian and new and working Mom, I fully understand the challenges of feeding your family well while often having limited time. But you can do it!
This version is an Italian take on classic Mexican guacamole (we can call it guacamol-eh to give it the Italian accent—hand motions optional).
These yummy broccoli patties are such a hit – they have everything you need in a delicious meal for your toddler…
If there’s one thing Hoboken is not lacking it’s frozen yogurt / ice cream / Italian ice places. Seriously, how many can there be in one square mile town? I did the math, and there are 10. 10!
“Vegetables for breakfast? Yes please!” If my son could talk, that’s not a phrase he would ever say. Unfortunately for him, he has a mom who does not give up easily…
Our cooking class last night’s class was full of flavorful dishes—including mint-infused smoothies and pesto risotto—and the possibilities to spice things up are endless. Here are a few ways you can do it at home!
Who can eat these: Babies who are ready for finger foods, and their mamas. Yum!
The Fourth of July is only a few days away and with that comes the excitement of the annual Macy’s Fireworks over the Hudson River…
It’s never too soon to introduce fresh herbs and spices to your baby food. In fact tasting a variety of flavors early on helps to expand their palate and create less-picky eaters as they grow older.
I’d like to preface this recipe with a lesson about lying to your children, which is this: You should do it—at least if it makes them eat healthier. Consider them little green lies.
Here are a few suggestions to celebrate and save some bucks along the way.
Is your child starting to reach for the spoon when you feed him? Watch out—things are about to get messy!
There’s just something about these meatballs!
I live by the belief that there’s nothing wrong with a little butter and sugar every so often…Hey, a first birthday only comes once!
This “soup” is low on broth—instead, the veggies and pasta absorb most of the liquid, making it mushy enough for toothless tots.
It has 2 servings of veggies and one serving of fruit in each serving (you can’t taste the veggies, I swear!)
Forget about making a separate breakfast for you and for your baby—this is one you both will love!
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the finger food stage…
Join us this Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm for our amazing Expectant Mommies Social, with a twist – Daddies are welcome too!
Other than recipes, there are plenty of things to do with the leftover purees you have in the freezer.
From the start, I cooked foods for my son that my husband and I could eat as well—and this is one of them.
Your little one’s 1st birthday is looming and you don’t know where to begin or have a budget that allows you to throw caution to the wind, have no fear!
Springtime is officially upon us and along with the warmer temps, playground trips and outdoor brunches comes the start of house hunting season.
Who can eat this? Babies 6 months and up, plus the rest of the family (just sub in low-fat yogurt for the adult version.)
Need some inspiration about what to cook for your baby or toddler? You’ve come to the right place.
Every mom wants to feed her baby only the best—a statement with which my husband would begrudgingly agree.
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Finding healthy Valentine desserts that your family will enjoy can be a challenge…
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Are you going stir crazy? Do you long for hours in the park on a sunny day? When I woke up this morning and saw that the wind chill was -4 I knew I had to find some new indoor activities…