Teach your toddler the ABCs before 8:00 AM

A local friend of mine, Jackie, has two little kids and has a sharp eye for the visually beautiful. Just look at her house.

She recently blogged that a turkey baster is the key to making pancake batter into fun shapes. I was thrilled to learn this hack because I had been ordered to make Mickey Mouse pancakes last night, and I felt a little bummed out that I couldn’t raise the bar beyond Mickey Mouse. So Mickey they ate – but watch out, kids. Next weekend: alphabet letters!