When Hank first started on puree, I made them. Because I had one child. And that child was only going to get the best. So I steamed pees and boiled carrots. I pureed until every mini mason jar in the city had been filled with mushy love. I thawed and warmed to perfection. And he … Continue reading Stage 5 Baby Foods
It's almost that time. School is sneaking up on me. And all I can see in my near future is a bunch of packing. I spend a large portion of every morning packing. Packing nap blankets, packing show and tell, water bottles, snow pants, mittens, permission slips, folders....and LUNCH. But this year, my friends, this … Continue reading Lunch Prep 101
How To Help Your Kids To Make Healthy Choices Considering it’s difficult to find nutritious meals at schools these days, it’s crucial that you do your due diligence at home to make sure your kids learn the importance of making healthy choices early on in life. Obesity rates aside (more than 12 million kids in … Continue reading Guest Post: How to Help Your Kids Make Healthy Choices
This is the week. If I do not have a nervous breakdown this week, I feel confident I will not have one. My house is falling apart. We are in survival mode. Bloom's introduction to the world is Friday. I started work on this dream 4 years ago. And this week it happens. Here goes … Continue reading Everything.
I am all about play. I want my kids to play all day. I want them to play hard. I want them to play with passion, creativity, and purpose. I love it when they exhaust themselves with their play. But more importantly, I want them to get something out of it - other than the … Continue reading Playing with a Purpose
My boys love milk. They love juice. They love water. Lemonade. Iced Tea. Chocolate milk. Good grief do they love chocolate milk. If I allowed a liquid diet, I am quite sure they would be totally fine with it. This is one of the more popular issues I hear when I meet with a family … Continue reading Fill ‘er Up
Do you want... No. Should we go.... No. Will you.... No. This is a typical conversation between Gus, my two-year-old, and myself go. And I know better. Because it's my job to know. My husband does not have this excuse. I hope he doesn't read this blog post...because as much as I hate it when … Continue reading Don’t Ask A Toddler
Chipmunk cheeks. So adorable. Gus owns a set - and I am in love. Everything about those sweet little cheeks make me happy....everything that is, until he keeps his food packed away in there. Gross. It is called pocketing. And if you have a pocketer, you know how delightful horrible it can be. If you … Continue reading What ya got in those cheeks?
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?!