We got a package in the mail this week. Or as Hank calls it, "a pasket." It was a small bag of candy from the accountant I work with. A treat! Just for me. Why was it just for me? Because it was cinnamon bears...and I knew they wouldn't love them. (yay me!) Naturally, they … Continue reading Tricked by a Treat
WHY WON'T HE EAT? The age old question. If you have a picky eater, you have asked this question a million times. I know, I have heard you do it. And every time you give me that look. You want me to say it - validate how you feel - you want me to say … Continue reading WHY WON’T HE EAT?!
Baby food. So exciting! The response of a babe trying their first bite of mush is fantastic. It is hilarious and monumental all in the same messy spoonful. I love watching it happen. I am so lucky to see so many little people take their first bite of delight. It is definitely one of the … Continue reading Baby Food: Also, Not Instead
Tongue tied. Such a hot topic. I mean it is right up there with Pippa Middleton's wedding and Beyonce'e baby bump. Right? I sadly did not know either of these pop culture reference until I read them in a People Magazine at my Doctor's office today. So a tongue tie is way more of a … Continue reading Tongue Tied
Manners are huge, right? But here is the thing: they are not huge. I am all about raising polite kids. I spend very little time worrying about my kids growing up to be successful. I do spend quite a bit of time worrying about raising my kids to be nice to other people. So, why … Continue reading No Thank You, Please
I scream, you scream, all toddlers scream for ice cream! The new Bloom Box is out and ready to roll! Get excited! Because it is ICE CREAM themed! I love ice cream. I feel like that is a silly statement. Who doesn’t love ice cream? Which is the reason the new Bloom Box is ice … Continue reading Ice Cream Makes Healthy Eaters….at Stensland’s
“I don’t think they eat enough.” I hear it nearly every day. From moms, from grandmas, from daycares. I am not saying it is annoying that I hear it every day. I am always high fiving moms, grandmas, and daycare providers for caring so darn much. High five people! Toddlers are tricky little buggers. If … Continue reading Toddler Serving Size
We have welcomed a new guy to the family. As if I needed another guy in this house. But he is amazing, so I allowed it. Milton is his name. Getting kids to eat is his game. Milton was an Instagram discovery, like many great things. So I ordered him and he arrived in a … Continue reading Welcome to the Family, Milton!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I am cool with Valentine’s Day. It is fun and sweet and all that stuff. But I am really into Galentine’s Day. February 13th. Ladies celebrating Ladies. That is where it’s at. Don’t get me wrong, I am not anti Valentine’s Day. I love the love, the flowers, THE CANDY. I love … Continue reading Sweets and Treats!
Hi, I am a 32 year old Fibrous Dysplasia presenting with a bone tumor in the posterior 8th rib. How horrible does that sound? Or you could just call me “Andrea.” My friends call me “Andee.” Because I am not a diagnosis. I never have been. My kids won’t ever be. Your kids won’t be … Continue reading A Child First