I'm still fairly new to this whole parenting thing, but a good bit of it seems to be about embracing wholeheartedly the differences in how you might do things and how you were raised or others might think you *need* to do things. While there have been moments that I have stopped cold in my tracks realizing that I had just said something verbatim that I had heard my parents say a thousand times. More often than not, I find myself sailing ahead in uncharted waters following a different star than my parents may have chosen. Growing up, I came from a home that bought cupcakes for school parties and on occasion would make an out-of-the-box treat, ala Betty Crocker, at home. Peanut butter spread in the crevice of a piece of celery was a gourmet treat. It may be perplexing to see the wide swinging of the generational parental pendulum when I choose to make the majority of our food from scratch and include ingredients du jour like chia seeds. The important thing I am realizing is that doing it differently doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with the original or 2.0 version of parenting. It's just, well, different. And this is the Mama I am meant to be. This recipe is all about embracing the differences. No, Betty Crocker never put chia seeds in a muffin (yet...) but I loved my Betty Crocker childhood and hope my little chickadee will love her lemon zest and thyme infused version.