Kelsey Banfield

Food, family, and fun should all go hand in hand. Roll up your sleeves, get in the kitchen, and dive in to real cooking that everyone will love!


Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef, believes parents don't have to give up being foodies just because they have kids. Kelsey's website features webisodes, recipes and ideas on how to fit delicious food into everyday life, without compromising quality or taste. Kelsey is also the author of the cookbook, The Naptime Chef Fitting Great Food Into Family Life. Her second book, The Family Calendar Cookbook: From Birthdays to Bake Sales, Good Food to Carry You Through the Year will be published in Spring 2015.


Southern Connecticut



Fun Facts

  • 3 things I can’t live without:

    Wipes in my purse, a to-go cup for my tea, and chocolate!

  • Proudest parenting moment:

    When my daughter read her first chapter book and told me all about it in stunning detail.

  • The one piece of advice I’d give to a new parent:

    Set everything aside for the first few weeks and just concentrate on your baby. Trying to do it all ends in frustration for everyone. Your baby needs you and you should just savor the time together and enjoy it. You'll be surprised at how quickly it passes and how soon it is over.

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