Real Solutions for Busy Moms

Real Solutions for Busy Moms

Here are some important words ALL busy moms can appreciate…


Spill Proof

Suction Plate

Dishwasher Safe

BPA Free

Take & Toss

Annie and I recently had the awesome opportunity to try out some of The First Years products sold exclusively at Target stores; we totally LOVED them! I am a busy mom of three and am always looking for quick, easy and convenient ways to serve and store my kids food, especially when we’re on the go. I would be surprised if any mom said she hadn’t experienced a leaky cup or snack container. We’ve all been there! Juice covering my child, their carseat and well…you wouldn’t be a mom if you didn’t have crushed crackers on the floor of the car right? In many ways, this is preferable to spillages on your living room carpet (we’ve all been there too). For carpet stains, make sure you’re using an effective carpet stain remover / Bissell to tackle the mess! Here are some real solutions for busy moms.

Note: The First Years sent me the product to review. All opinions are my own.

Those days are over! We are loving these spill proof spoutless cups that allow your kid to drink anywhere from the rim. Yup! 360°. The designs couldn’t be cuter. If you have a child still trying to figure out how to drink from a cup, the stackable soft spout trainer cups would be perfect! The fact that they are spill proof, BPA free and easy to clean, makes them a no brainer for me.

Real Solutions for Busy Moms: 360 Degree Spill Proof Cups

Time to get real. Honestly, I would really enjoy a clean car. These Take & Toss, dishwasher safe sectioned plates will keep those crackers in their place. I was happy to see that the plates doubled as lids so I am not spending extra time searching for that mystery tupperware top! Literally take & toss them into your bag.

Best Take & Toss Plates

I have to say the suction base plate with a removable rim was our favorite. The rim allows your child to scoop up more food. What a cool idea! The plate sits nice and still while your little one enjoys their meal. If you have trays in your car for traveling, these suction plates would be perfect!

Best Suction Plates for Kids

We came up with a few recipes to please your picky eater that pair perfectly with these First Year products. Thank you for stopping by! We hope that these real solutions for busy moms were helpful and will make your day to day a tad bit easier.

Bunny Ranch Chex Mix


  • Chex Cereal
  • Extra Cheesy Cheddar Bunnies
  • Original Bugles
  • Pretzels
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Ranch Seasoning Packet

Preheat oven to 350 ?. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine 8 cups chex cereal, 2 cups cheddar bunnies, 2 cups bugles, and 2 cups pretzels. Toss to combine. Drizzle 3 tablespoons melted butter over the mix. Toss to combine. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the mix and toss one last time. Spread the mix over the baking sheet. Drizzle the last tablespoon of melted butter over the chex mix. Bake at 350 ? for 15 minutes.

Ranch Bunny Chex Mix

Secret Ingredient Turkey Pinwheels


  • Soft Taco Sized Tortillas
  • Cream Cheese (secret ingredient kids will love)
  • Ranch
  • Turkey Deli Meat
  • Colby Jack Cheese Slices

Spread the cream cheese over the tortilla. Spread ranch dressing on top of the cream cheese. Layer 3 pieces of turkey deli meat ( our favorite is the Hormel Natural Choice Oven Roasted Turkey) down the middle of the tortilla. Add two slices of colby jack cheese on top of deli meat. Tightly roll up the tortilla with all the goodies inside. Slice the tortilla into 1 inch slices. Make extras because these pinwheels will go super fast!

Picky Eater Turkey Roll Ups

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Candied Mint


  • Watermelon
  • 3 Sliced, Strawberries
  • 3 Tablespoons Frozen Wild Blueberries
  • 3 Finely Chopped Mint Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Mini Cookie Cutters

Slice watermelon into thin slices and use mini cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Slice strawberries and place in a small bowl. Toss strawberries, frozen blueberries, mint and sugar. Add watermelon shapes to bowl.

Watermelon Salad with Candied Mint

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