Isn’t instagram amazing? I love that we can support other moms that we have never even met halfway around the world and get inspired by their creativity one squared photo at a time. I think all mom’s have this soft spot that resonates in us when we see something super awesome for kids whether it’s a playground, or a kiddie corner tucked away in a cafe or a bank, and worse if you’re on a romantic getaway that leaves you going “Aww honey we should’ve brought the kids!” It’s a sense that assures us we love being parents and that we would not give it up for the world. So you can understand why I couldn’t resist following this woman, @bugbeansmomma, on instagram after a photo she put up of an edible wave and surfboard popped up on my feed. Her blog is an embodiment of how creative and fun motherhood can be! Here she is to share with Babiekins, some of her favorite work along with some tips!
“Cowabunga” – Kitchen scissors will be your best friend, I find it easier to cut the bread first then add the inside ingredients, like this surf board.
“Frankenwhich”- Holidays make for an easy way to use and introduce fun plates
Banana Sushi – Remember a fun plate does not need to be a cool design, but making it fun and re imagining it. Banana, almond butter, raw honey and whole wheat.
“Angry Birds”- Try to use items that you normally wouldn’t put on your kids plates. Almonds and edamame might not usually appear on them but makes for a perfect healthy addition.
Mater – Try not to let “requests” stump you up.
Amy H. says
Thank you for the feature and including on Babiekins blog. So much fun!
I am the proud Dad of this beautiful woman Amy who is the best of Moms and her husband Jeff is the best of Dad’s. There’s a great deal more loving things they provide those children other than fun lunches. I’m so very proud to call them my daughter and son in law. I’m not sure where they learned their parenting skills from but I only wish I could have been as good a parent as they are to my grandchildren. I love you guys. Dad/Frank
Frank, I can imagine how proud you would be of them! What a phenomenal family. You should definitely give yourself a pat on the back for raising such a beautiful, creative, genuine and incredibly rare soul! I heard once that as a parent your job is to “provide a life better than the life you lived for your children,” and I think you might have done just that, and Amy and Jeff are doing that for their children now. Can you imagine the kind of parents your grandkids will grow up to be one day with all this love around them?!
Thank you for writing and have a great weekend!