Banana Nut Muffins – No White Flour

Let me start by saying my expectations for banana nut muffins are very high. I have always said my mom makes THE best banana muffins in the world. The. World. They are so moist they practically melt in your mouth, and she always makes them into mini muffins which makes them even more delectable. Yum. There aren’t any pieces of nuts. I guess she grinds them pretty  fine so you still get the flavor of the nuts, but with the capability of warm melty-ness in your mouth. So you get the picture. I’m in love with them. For that reason, I’ve never attempted banana nut muffins. If perfection has already been attained, why try to top it? Well, I don’t know her ingredients, but I’m guessing she uses white flour. That calls for an attempt at “healthier” banana nut muffins on my part.

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Chocolate Butterflies & Potties

As you may or may not know we’ve been potty training lately. I am beyond thrilled, because I first pushed it when G was 19 months old – big mistake. I was totally convinced I could do it with the 3-day method at such a young age simply because I wanted my kid potty trained before I had a second one to diaper. Ah the naiveté! If anything, pushing it so early just created negative feelings that have hindered the process. Many people have said, “Don’t worry. It will happen. She won’t be in diapers for the rest of her life.” True. But not comforting when there’s a giant puddle of pee on your floor. Right next to the potty. That your kid just refused to go on.

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