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20 Things Before Pregnancy #2

By michellehorton |

While I’m not pregnant yet, it dawned on me that the end of our cozy three-some might be drawing to a close.

That’s why I came up with a list: 20 things to do before pregnancy #2.

As long as I’m planning this, I might as well get all of my to-dos done before my brain is occupied with eating habits, fetus growth and sleep, sleep, sleep.

One of the things on this list is to do more one-on-one activities like baking and crafting with my son — to enjoy these teaching moments, just the two of us. Luckily Pillsbury agreed to foot the bill for our bonding moment, below:

My 2 year old always loves helping out in the kitchen — but it’s so messy. And distracting. Typically my cooking is done in a get-something-on-the-table frenzy that doesn’t leave much time for mess or distractions (which is where I thank my TV and those Yo Gabba Gabba folks), and baking? I used to love nothing more than breaking out my Kitchenaid and making cookies from scratch, but who has the time?

So when Pillsbury offered their cake mixes, cookie batters and instant frostings, it seemed like the perfect way to kick off my 20 Things list. First up: Spending some quality time in the kitchen, baking with love.

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Baking with Kids: Pillsbury Cake

Gathering the Ingredients

Noah memorized what we needed and loved telling me what to get next.

To see my entire list, click here. And tell me what you’d put on your list!

Thanks very much to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post and for providing Pillsbury products for me to have some fun with. Check out more posts in this campaign.

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About michellehorton



Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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  1. Nadia says:

    Awww it looks like you had so much fun! My baby isn’t here yet, but I definitely plan on baking with her a lot! I have so many fond memories of baking with my mom when I was a child. I cherish those memories. We still get together to bake around Christmastime. :)

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