Unicorn Pancakes for Breakfast!

The unicorn trend is showing no signs of slowing down and is now even helping bring some magic to your breakfast!

One of my favorite things about this recipe if using fresh produce to add some color into our pancakes! (no need for artificial dye)

Here’s what you’ll need for the recipe:

  • 135 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Natural Food Dyes

Pink

What you need:

  • 3 baby beats (pre-cooked) or 1 small beet, chopped and cooked (approx. ¾ cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water

In a blender combine beets and water and blend until smooth. Then, strain mixture through a cheesecloth. Once strained, pour liquid into a small container, cover and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Orange

What you need:

  • 3 carrots (peeled and cut in halves or thirds)
  • 1/2 cup water

In a blender combine carrots and water and blend until smooth. Add more water as needed. Then, strain mixture through a cheesecloth. Once strained, pour liquid into a small container, cover and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Yellow

What you need:

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup water

In a small saucepan simmer turmeric and water for approximately 2 or 3 minutes. Then, remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour into a small container, cover and refrigerate.

Green

What you need:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water

In a small saucepan simmer spinach and water for approximately 2 minutes. Then, remove from heat and pour into blender. Blend until smooth, adding more water as needed. Then strain mixture through a cheesecloth. Once strained, pour liquid into a small container, cover and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Once the mix is ready, divide your batter into 5 or 6 bowls. Pour some of your food dyes into each bowl and mix until you have the desired colors, adding a bit more flour to thicken batter if needed. Then just make pancakes as normal, stack up and serve! Just look at how magical these turned out!

This is a fun activity to do with your kids, to teach them about veggies and how many cool things you can do with them. Its a great way to teach them how the most beautiful colors come from nature! And why not have a great time and fun breakfast with this delicious stack of unicorn rainbow pancakes! To have the full Unicorn experience, don’t forget to wear her favorite Unicorn PJ for the occasion!

Eitan: A Story of Strength, Courage & Love

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Vera and her son Eitan. Their story really made an impact in our lives not only because of the strength, courage, love, and patience involved, but also because of the unexpected yet beautiful role Baby Noomie played in all this. Little Eitan was connected to different tubes that assisted him in eating and feeding and our baby clothing was the most comfortable choice for easy in and out and softness. A year later, Eitan is an amazing toddler, running around free, happy, and most importantly, healthy. And Vera, is just a supermom keeping it all together. We asked her once how she was able to change tubes, give meds, and handle a medical ventilator  without hesitation, and she answered:  if I don’t stay strong then the moment I simply give up everything and everyone around me including my family will begin to fall apart. My family needs me at my best to keep going.”

Vera taught us that, as moms, we need to set the pace in our house. If we show strength our family will be strong, if we show patience, we will teach them perseverance, and if we keep going and keep trying, we will teach them to never give up.

Thank you Vera, not only for sharing your amazing story, but also for reminding us that what we do has a positive impact, and however small it is, to us it means the world.

Q: A year has gone by; can you tell us a bit about Eitan today?

A: Eitan is an amazing boy who continues to impress me each and every day. This past year he has made huge progress. He is now two and a half years old and is no longer on a vent. He is thankfully breathing 100% on his own. He had his trach removed and a few months later we surgically closed the hole. He can talk, walk, run and has recently learned how to jump and is very proud of himself! He still does not eat anything by mouth and gets fed via his g-tube. He loves having conversations, reading books, playing basketball, building cars and airplanes, playing at my gym and tucking in his brother and sister to bed. He has come such a long way and is truly a miracle child.

Q: As a mom, what has been the greatest challenge?

A: I don’t know why but I don’t feel that I can state one greatest challenge. I don’t feel that this has been a challenge for me, I just feel that this is the life G-d gave me and I take it day by day. I have accepted it and stayed positive throughout and learned how to take on a different life than the one I thought I was going to have. However, all of that being said there are some things that are very very difficult to deal with. For example, dealing with the insurance companies and the constant bills and disagreements, managing and dealing with his day and night shift nurses in my house, making sure Eitan always has all the right equipment he needs, making time for each member of my family, trying to make things seem as if all is normal in our life when it’s really not, keeping an active social life, and most of all I have realized it is very hard to plan anything because I never know what to expect, so I like to live day by day.

Q: What would you tell other moms out there who are going through a challenging time?

A: I think I mentioned this in the first interview, but PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE. Each child is so fragile when they are born, whether they have a medical condition or not, and they need time and stimulation to grow and flourish. And even if your child isn’t going to be that “normal” kid you thought you were going to have, its ok because this is the path you were supposed to take. Surround yourself with a strong support system. Try to see the positive in everything and try to find moments of peace.

Q: Does Eitan still wear Noomie? 

A: Of course Eitan still wears Noomie. I love that Noomie designs its pajamas with very clear prints. These fun prints can initiate a conversation with your child or even provide a child the opportunity to make a choice and select which pajama they want to wear that night. Do you want the panda bear pajama or the doggie pajama? Although his sister has outgrown her Noomie pajamas, she still continues to wear them because she loves how soft they are and of course matching Eitan is a huge plus!  

5 de Mayo Noomie Style

5 the Mayo is the perfect chance to teach your little ones a little bit about our history and for them to learn about different cultures.

The idea is to make history a little bit more fun for the kids, so instead of just reading the story you could try having a mexican night with some typical food: tacos, quesadillas and maybe a piñata. Wear a cool Mexican themed noomie  PJ and take a few seconds to seat on the carpet sing and read the story of 5 de Mayo…then you can tell the kids to reenact the story.

 

Here is the story you can read to the kids:

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the courage of the Mexican people during the battle (La Batalla de Puebla) on May 5th, 1862 where 4,500 Mexican soldiers defeated the Mexican traitors and French army of 6,500 at Puebla, Mexico. Puebla is 100 miles east of Mexico City. The Mexican forces were made up of untrained commoners. This victory did not win the war but it showed the courage and strength of the Mexican troops. The “Batalla de Puebla” became a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism.

After Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, the country was faced with many problems. There were internal power struggles and during the dictatorship of Santa Anna, Mexico went to war with the United States in 1846. This war and the years of fighting put Mexico in a very bad financial position. It was bankrupt. Mexico had to give away a huge portion of its land to the United States. That land is now known as Texas.

Matching PJS: A Fun and Easy Way To Create Family Bonds

We love seeing our matching sibling concept in each of our costumers’ homes, from a creative way for moms to introduce a newborn baby into the family to a pajama party. By dressing kids in matching outfits, siblings get to experience a sense of belonging, and moms get to take the perfect and shareable picture of #matchingsiblings.

Perfect picture and hashtags aside, experts agree that the matching outfit concept is a winner! Mijal Eisen, LCSW, behavioral therapist and co-founder of TimE Emotional Guidance Center says “Matching outfits for siblings is a fun and easy way to foster a sense of unity and belonging between individuals of a family unit. I believe Baby Noomie does an amazing job at portraying such traits through their unique designs that are not only age appropriate, gentle and modern, but also their quality makes my son ask for their Pjs every single night!”

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Egg Hunting Noomie Style

¡Easter is just around the corner and we want to help you get ready for a magical and sparkly egg hunt! Decorating eggs is a fun activity to do with the kids!  

There are millions of ways to add something special and different to your eggs. Today we bring two adorable ideas!

UNICORN EGG

For this egg you would need:

  • White wooden eggs
  • Rainbow embroidery floss
  • Gold paper
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Your favorite Baby Noomie Unicorn Piece

Instructions:

  1. Cut a small square of gold paper and roll into a cone. Secure in place and attach to the top of the egg using hot glue.
  2. Grab the ends of all colors of embroidery floss and wrap around your fingers about three times. Tie in a bundle and attach right under the unicorn horn. Use the small trimming to give the unicorn bangs around the horn.
  3. Use a Sharpie to create a face and bring your unicor to life so it can match with your Unicorn Baby Noomie PJ .

ICE-CREAM EGG

For this egg you would need:

  • Brown wooden eggs.
  • Non-toxic craft paint (ice cream colors, sprinkles colors, and brown)
  • Paint brushes
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Mini red pom poms
  • Your favorite Baby Noomie Ice Cream PJ

Instruction:

  1. Dress up with your little one in their Baby Noomie Ice Cream PJ
  2. Use a flat paint brush to paint the ice cream.
  3. Let dry and paint a second coat. Use a small, liner brush to paint sprinkles and let dry.
  4. Use a liner brush to paint the brown stripes for the cone.
  5. Let dry. Add a dot of glue to the top and attach a pom pom for the cherry.
  6. Let dryand you are ready to rock your matching egg with your PJ

 

Baby Noomie 2018 Fall Winter Got Two Thumbs Up! Come See It @Children’s Club

Baby Noomie’s collection for the fall-winter season is off to a great start! Buyers across the United States and internationally, are welcoming the mom-preneur made brand into their stores, and many more are expected to land on it at the February Children’s Club in New York.

But, what is so special about Baby Noomie’s latest collection? Their prints are now hand drawn and then digitalized. Andrea, co-founder and head of production at Baby Noomie stated that “the hand drawn technique gives our prints personality and relevance. Stores want to find unique items, and we can offer that. For example, the rainbow print has imperfect fine lines and fillings that can only be accomplished by hand. When this was digitized, the outcome was just perfect. I saw a naturally born print made by a human being, exactly what I wanted to accomplish”.

Sloths, Llamas, Eyes, Letters are some of the concepts that made Baby Noomie’s fall-winter baby clothing so successful, alongside its 100% Pima cotton component.

 

 

A very special day is right around the corner… Valentine’s Day!!

We have a secret family recipe and we want to share it with you:

Recipe for Valentine’s Day

1. Have breakfast with the family.
Most days we don’t get to do this because everyone has a different hour to go out, but let’s change that for today! Enjoy some yummy eggs with bacon, fresh orange juice and a toast, a breakfast of champions to start the day in the right way.

2. Tell you kids you love them!
As moms we certainly do this on a daily basis, but lets really take a moment to tell our kids how much we love them and make sure they notice that. Here’s another tip: write a post it with a lovely note and send it inside their lunch box, so they will get a surprise to light up their day.

3. Cancel the baby sitter, it’s all about sam today!
We know is Valentine’s and you want to go out with a special someone, but what if date night is on another day and instead you spend extra time with your kids! Cancel the baby sitter and cherish the little moments.

4. Finally, make some heart shaped cookies and enjoy 😋
Everyone loves a good cookie, make them with a twist and show some love with a heart shape. This can also be a good afternoon plan, baking with the fam is always fun and delicious!

We hope this ancient recipe works for you too!

Btw before we go! This is the perfect day to show your kids you love them by dressing them with the “To the moon and back footie or PJ, because on February 14th (and the whole year) we love our little ones to the moon and back!

Traveling with Kids – Tips from an expert

School is almost over and busy traveling season is about to begin! If you are one of many parents traveling with mini jet setters, here are some important tips that you might want to consider for your trip. Having traveled with two toddlers (ages 2 & 3) myself, I have learned some meaningful lessons along the way. Firstly, make the diaper bag for the journey as light as possible; you probably have suitcases filled with things you won