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Hi, I'm Mrs. Happ! I love Jesus, Mr. Happ and being a mama to our little man. I live off of a steady stream of bone broth, kombucha, Spanglish & top knots. And when I'm not busy chasing a toddler, I love me a good creative endeavor. Welcome to our "HAPPy Healthy Casa". I'm so glad your here. Read More

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  • I remember as a teacher my students used to bring me oodles of dandelions on the daily in the spring time. I would have cups of them lining our classroom window, unaware of their true potential beyond a pesky “weed” that children seemed to flock to in the masses. Looking back, I missed out on a variety of learning avenues we could have explored with this far from “pesky” flower.
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Dandelions, believe it or not, are actually incredibly useful plants. They can be a source of a wide variety of nutrients, and they have a long history of use in a variety of herbal remedies. Not only that, but their bright yellow color can actually act as a great all natural dye as well.
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My little guy has already started the dandelion foraging this spring, and this year, I am determined to make the most of it. On the blog today, I’m sharing 9 different activities, from painting to cookie baking, that you can use to make the most of these wonderful weeds with your family this season.
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#creativekids #toddleractivities #kidsactivitiesblog #kidsart #springactivities #preschoolactivities #totschool #preschoolathome #teachermom #homeschoolingideas #naturalmama #unschooling #wildandfreechildren #freerangekids #raisingragamuffins #learningthroughplay #the_sweet_life_unscripted #themagicineveryday #alldaykids #let_there_be_delight #lifewithlittles #healthykids #homeschoolblog #celebrate_childhood
  • Yesterday Asher informed me that he did not want to wear diapers anymore because he’s “a big boy” now that he is 3. Seeing as he has never even really had slight success on the potty before, I was skeptical at best, but I also know my kid is fiercely persistent and strong willed, so I knew from day one potty training would be on his terms. Thus, we went pantless for the morning to give it a whirl. Things started off rocky, and we definitely had our fair share of accidents, even with heading to the potty at 15 minute intervals. But right before lunch, Asher summoned me out to the living room to proudly show me the poop he had made in the potty all on his own, no guidance from me. I was literally stunned. Not only had he sat on the potty and made it in, but he had had enough drive to even leave his beloved play dough behind for a moment in order to walk over there and do so.
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Since then we have had several successful pees and poops, and I just can’t believe how far this kid has come in a matter of days. I’ll admit, I thought he would be in diapers until he was a teenager if it were up to him. It just goes to show that sometimes you just gotta roll with it. Do I expect some setbacks, you betcha. But this kid has achieved fricken rockstar 🎸 potty status these past few days, and it’s just giving me all the feels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PS. I’m up for any and all tips and tricks to continue to foster success with this new venture of his. .
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#consciousparenting #raisethemup #raisingmytribe #earlychildhoodeducation #pottytraining #momitforward #bethegood #makeitblissful #dowhatmatters #ohheymama #positiveparenting #kidsfirst #cultivatewhatmatters #gentleparenting #ig_motherhood #parentinglife #modernmotherhood #celebrate_childhood
  • Yesterday I legit threw a tantrum. Like a woe is me, I’m tired, I’m overstimulated, I’m out of my routine and I’ve reached my limit kinda tantrum. You know the ones three-year-olds share on the daily; it was that kind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Looking back, I think I felt my pot beginning to reach the point of overflowing, but I just kept trying to push though. And I should have known better, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself at this point it’s that continuing to move full speed ahead without taking a moment to reflect on my needs or current state of being has never served me well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For me, it’s usually something little that normally wouldn’t jar me that acts as the tipping point. For instance, last night, all it took was for me to open the fridge with our lack of groceries and not know what to make for dinner that did it. I literally closed the fridge, walked out the door, sat down on our stairs and started crying leaving my husband to figure it out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It wasn’t about the food. Although I would have appreciated something magically making its way onto my table at the moment. It was about me reaching my limit, and not acknowledging I was there before it hit me like a ton of bricks. It was about me reaching a point where frankly I didn’t feel like I could effectively “behave” or “adult” anymore. As childish as it seemed, I needed my moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Funny how as we raise these tiny humans, we often think their behaviors are so different from own own or that they don’t make sense. When really, at least in our home, I have some days where my toddler is the person I can resonate with the most. Sometimes those big emotions just sweep you off your feet, and you just need a moment to get them out. And just like I’m prepared to give him a big hug as we work through it, so too, was my little one as he came to find me with arms wide open during my moment to remind me just how beautifully human we both are. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Outfit: @fabletics Use the link in my profile to snag it or check out their other options to best match your shape and style. #myfabletics #moveinfabletics
  • Lemonade season is upon us, and thanks to @ancientnutrition gifting us their new Multi Collagen Protein Strawberry Lemonade 🍓🍋, we are all set! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll be the first to admit that as I kid, I loved me a good glass of lemonade. What I didn’t understand at the time, however, that I do now, is that that glass was created with a good ole’ scoop of nothing but sugar and artificial color. And while, I’ll be honest, that may not have changed my tune about consuming it then, today is a different story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While we have certainly made our fair share of homemade lemonade these past few years, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to give this new Multi Collagen Protein Strawberry Lemonade a whirl. By mixing a scoop into a glass of water, I am not only supporting my body by providing it with both protein and collagen in a variety of forms, but I’m filling my lemonade tank as well! And because it’s lightly sweetened with stevia leaf extract and colored with organic beet root juice, I feel comfortable drinking it anytime I please all summer long. And the inner child inside of me, along with the real one next to me, are ready for it folks. #ancientnutrition .
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#naturalmama #healthykids #crunchymama #crunchymamas #healthyhome #holisticnutrition #healthyfamily #theartofslowliving #habitatandhome  #thismamaloves #modernmotherhood #the_sweet_life_unscripted #minnesotamom #holisticmama #nontoxicliving #nontoxichome #ohheymama #beyond_motherhood #mombloggers #healthblogger
  • And just like that, our babe is three. And while in the scheme of things, three years is a blink, it feels like our life before you was a lifetime ago sweet boy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We celebrated today with all of your favorite things- LEGO building, swimming, trucks, cake baking, sweet potatoes and sausages, Grandpa and a whole lot of frosting 🤪. Needless to say, while much more low key than birthdays’ past, I’d say today was just as special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In honor of birthday número tres, Asher helped me whip up this Paleo Tres Leches cake from @sunkissedkitch. I’ll admit, I went the easy route on the frosting and just sprang for some @simplemills vanilla, because sometimes it’s nice to have ready-to-go and delicious at the same time. And it was clearly a hit, because this kid downed three pieces 🍰. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check out more cake eating and a walk down memory lane from birthdays and party themes past in my stories today. 
Happy 3rd Birthday Asher man! We love you! .
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#3rdbirthday #toddlerhood #bilingualkids #bilingualbaby #happy3rdbirthday #littlepiecesofchildhood #motherhoodiscolorful #motherhoodthroughig #cutelittleinspo #lifecloseup #birthdaydecor #holdyourmoments #childofgod #childhoodeveryday #littlefamiliesofig #littlehumans #theheartcaptured #the_sweet_life_unscripted #modernmotherhood #countitalljoy #let_there_be_delight #mommydiaries #healthytoddler #healthyfamily #mommyandson
  • Often times when I’m sharing a new veggie or one that Asher is still “learning”, I will pair it with something to dip it in. I don’t know about your kid, but mine loves to dunk (and occasionally bathe himself 😜) in nearly any sauce. And while yes, there are many times he just uses the vegetable as a spoon, he is at least bringing it to his lips and exploring it in his own way. Which is one step closer to taking a bite. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today for snack I created a little dipping station for our cauliflower florets using the following:
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1. Guacamole ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. @kitehillfoods unsweetened yogurt with a swirl of honey ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. @motherraw italian dressing
4. Hummus ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. @gothamgreens vegan pesto
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For more fun ways to serve  cauliflower throughout your day, head on over to the following mamas’ feeds to see how they love to dish it up to their families as well:
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@mamaknows_nutrition
@thenaturalnurturer
@heather.happykidskitchen
@mamamakesfood
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Next month we will be featuring a different veggie, so stay tuned!
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#eatyourcolors #eatyourveggies #healthykids #eattherainbow 
#healthyfamily #naturalliving #cleaneatingfamily  #motherhoodinspired #thismamaloves #toddlerfood #lifewithlittles #cutelittleinspo  #naturalmama #learningthroughplay #kidsfoodideas #playtolearn #kidsinthekitchen #kidsfood #nutritiontips #kidssnacks #healthykidsfood #kidsfoodblogger

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