Love Latte

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This pink-tinged kid-friendly take on a grown-up treat is sure to have your littlest Valentines smiling this Valentine’s Day! It’s the perfect way to warm up after school.


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 8 drops red food coloring
  1. Combine the milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until the chocolate chips melt.
  2. Stir in the vanilla and enough red food coloring drops to tint the mixture pink.
  3. Pour into mugs, or clear glasses for a pretty presentation.

My kids aren’t a fan of it, but top with non-dairy whipped cream if desired!


Ball in Balloon

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Take your toddler’s balloon play to the next level with one single addition: rubber golf balls! These small bouncy balls will make the balloons move in unexepected ways, delighting your little one with a new surprise at each moment.

First, I showed Veronika the two materials we needed. I stretched out the balloon necks dramatically (which will help the balls fit inside) and bounced the balls a few times, in order to set up the playful moment.

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Next, I inserted one ball into each balloon.

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See-through balloons might have had a better effect so she could actually see them rolling around inside, but opaque balloons were still enjoyable! First I shook it, so Veronika could hear the ball inside.

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Then I tossed it forward. Instead of floating gently as she might have expected, it wibble-wobbled back and forth and came to the ground quickly.

She needed to hug them…

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…bounce them…

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…chase them…

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… and hold them by the tied-off knot to shake them. What a great morning of balloon fun!

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