Toddler Boys’ Kitchen

It’s not just a girl thing!


My daddy is a fantastic cook and I’m following his footsteps!

Today I decided to make him a special breakfast: A plate consisting of corn, a slice of bagel and one strawberry. I know it seems a bit odd for grown-ups, but not so much for tots like me! I love being creative and that includes experiencing with food!

I’m well aware that I have lots to learn to be just as great of a cook as daddy, but don’t you agree that I’m at least on the right track?!

PS: I love you, daddy (or as I pronounce it: I lah you, daddy)!



Does Your Toddler Eat Chocolate?



Here we go again. Brutally cold weather is back in Chicago and I’m quite upset about it! The only thing that makes me forget about it?!


My parents won’t allow chocolate on a regular basis but every once in a while they do allow it and OH BOY (!) am I happy!

How about you?



Kinder Chocolate

Made for children


My mommy has fond memories of Kinder Chocolate (“Kinder” is the German word for “children”) since she had it herself while growing up in Germany. So, when we went grocery shopping the other day and found it sitting on a shelf – my mommy simply couldn’t help herself – but buy it with excitement (you see, even parents act like children every so often)!

Interestingly, though – Kinder Chocolate has been around for more than 60 years and is the #1 brand for children’s chocolate. So, I’m quite lucky these days that I can enjoy it myself after I finished my dinner to satisfy my sweet tooth, and yet give my parents a peace of mind knowing that Kinder Chocolate contains quality ingredients. It comes in small sizes, too which is perfect for us toddlers!

Have you tried it?

Raising Awareness



Today I would like to raise attention to an organization that is very dear to me and my family. The organization is called “gotCUREage” which raises awareness to Hematologic cancers (cancers of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes), such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Founder of gotCUREage is Lauren Blanchard who was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocytosis in December of 2009, but is a Chronic Leukemia fighter now.

She truly is an inspiration. A mother of 4 wonderful boys – she’s someone who not only stays strong – but tries to make the very best of her unexpected and yet unfortunate life-changing experience.

To learn more about Lauren and her organization please, click here.

This is a very dear topic to us since my very own mother was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocytosis (a rare chronic blood disorder characterized by the overproduction of platelets in the bone marrow) in 2010 also.

So, let us ALL help raise awareness together (!) and show the world that YOU have CUREage, too!

Browse their store here by purchasing merchandise that shows your support for cancer research. The proceeds from sales will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Research Foundation.

Photo Credit: Lauren Blanchard, gotCUREage

Thank You!

Sea Wonders

Big heart, little hands.


What is more beautiful than to relax by the sea after a long week?

My parents and I love to spend time by the water…Living close to the sea/lake side has tons of benefits as well. It has been said that the seaside environment may reduce stress and encourage physical activity, which I agree with a 100%. There’s nothing more I enjoy but to run around the beach!

This being said: Go to your nearest lake, sea and/or ocean side and enjoy this peaceful moment before winter gets here!

Happy Relaxing!

Sunglasses for Toddlers

Should your toddler wear sunglasses?

sdsadsadsadMy answer: Absolutely!

I LOVE wearing sunglasses – upside down, though! Wearing sunglasses will help protect your child from ultraviolet rays and therefore help minimize the risk for cataracts and other eye problems later in life.

But if your child resists, don’t push it! I must admit that (at first) I didn’t enjoy wearing them either until I discovered that you can wear them upside down as well!

Now, you tell me: Do I look cool, or what?

Happy Friday!