Low-fat vanilla yogurt swirled with fresh raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries make a great frozen treat that happen to be perfect for adults or teething toddlers!
How many different ways can I talk about how busy I am? Do I sound like a broken record? I’m sorry. Seriously though, my days are very full. So is my heart (awww) but I really need some quiet time each day to recharge. Lately, most of my time to myself is spent working on recipes for this little blog. I get home from work, play, make and eat dinner, do bath time, put Julia to bed, then get to work.
Because she’s teething, I thought Julia might like a cool popsicle to help her gums. I made these with her in mind but if you like fruit and yogurt, they definitely don’t have to just be for toddlers. I tried to use a mini pretzel rod for the stick (you can see it in the picture) but it wasn’t as strong as I needed it to be. The plastic sticks worked better (I used these Zoku Classic Pop Molds).
- 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt I used Stonyfield Organic
- approx. 1 cup berries cut into small pieces - I used raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
- 3 oz popsicle molds
- In a large bowl, gently stir together the diced fruit with the vanilla yogurt.
- Pour into the popsicle mold and freeze for at least 4 hours.
This recipe will make six 3 oz popsicles.
Let’s talk about one of the ways I multi-task.
I was given a video monitor at my baby shower and I loved it. Really, I did. I didn’t think video monitors could get better. Then, I got the chance to test out the Levana Keera 2 video monitor. Julia is 16 months and I still rely heavily on the monitor.
I love that I can essentially be two places at once and check in on her. As a mom, I spend my whole day trying to keep her safe. That doesn’t stop once she goes to bed. Levana‘s tagline is “Do More Knowing Your Child Is Safe” and that’s so true. I love being able to peek in on her without waking her up. Especially with her currently teething, she sometimes wakes up crying in the middle of the night. I just flick the screen on, know that she’s fine, and watch her get readjusted and go back to sleep.
Little does she know, she hangs out with me while I’m making cupcakes.
Then I take her upstairs so I can take a shower.
A few features that the Levana Keera has that I didn’t know I was missing (but I promise you’ll appreciate):
–Large, color screen with hi-res images (my other one was a bit grainy)
–The ability to take pictures/videos of Julia from the monitor (it comes with a micro SD card)
–The ability to pan/tilt/zoom (SO cool)
–Touch screen with simple icons so you know what you’re pushing
–Great battery life (my other one died so quick, it was annoying)
–Two cameras – we’re not to this point yet but when Julia’s ready to play on her own a bit, I can set a camera in her play area downstairs if I need to run upstairs.
Want to see a mini tour of Julia’s room? Check out the video I put on Instagram.
If you are a new mama or you have one in your life, this would be a great gift. It’s currently on sale for $149.99 which is a pretty standard price for a video monitor but you get two cameras with the Keera which is pretty cool.
What do you wish you had more time to do as a parent?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine.