It’s Simply Lindsay: Announcement!

Hi everyone, Ginny wanted to announce something: she’s going to be a big sister!

I just had a successful 12 week appointment and am excited to share this with you all. Baby’s heartbeat was strong and fast, between 165-169. Some of you may have seen from social media, especially Instagram, that I haven’t been feeling well for quite some time – well, little did I know at the beginning that I was, indeed, pregnant and not suffering from some horrible disease like I thought. Who knew?! A much better prognosis than I anticipated when I went to the doctor.

I’m really excited to fully document this pregnancy and have lots of fun post ideas lined up, from safe and effective beauty products and dressing through all stages to dealing with sickness and sleeplessness.

If you have any topics or questions you’d like me to cover specifically, please just leave a comment and let me know.

2 Ingredient Play Dough Recipe

I try not to buy too many toys – I don’t want to overwhelm my daughter (or myself!) with a bunch of “stuff,” so we keep a small basket of toys out we use every week, and any extra toys are put away to circulate in the mix when needed. This system works really well for our family, and Ginny is never bored!

However, now that she’s an extremely active, curious toddler, I’m searching for hands-on sensory activities that she’ll enjoy that doesn’t involve stuffing our play room with the dreaded “stuff.” Can any parents relate to this?

I think you’ll all love this $2, 2 ingredient play dough recipe (if you can even call it a recipe) to make with your kiddos. You may already have these ingredients on hand, and if not, take a trip to the dollar store for the following: conditioner and corn starch. It’s really that simple!

A quick trip to your cabinet or the store and two minutes later your kids are enjoying their new play dough.

10 Protein Packed Snacks for Toddlers

My daughter has always been a good eater, sometimes even out-eating my husband at mealtimes, but we all know what inevitably happens between meals – snacking, of course.

When it comes to toddler nutrition, you should make every meal and snack count. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of grabbing endless handfuls of processed or pre-packaged snacks because, come on, we are all busy parents, am I right?

But busyness or processed food convenience shouldn’t be the reason to stuff your toddler with empty calories or bad sugars and fats. In fact, preparing healthy, protein-packed snacks takes very little effort and promotes those growing taste buds to appreciate delicious, healthy food. Plus, by making sure your toddler snacks have a protein element, they will fill up faster, getting them out of the habit of mindless snacking of carb or sugar-based snacks.

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