Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater. I read this book when Clara was about 5 months old. I had heard so much mixed information on introducing solids and wanted to make an informed choice on how to do this with [...]
Have you heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”?
Have you heard the saying, “When life gives you buckwheat, make pancakes”?…
Of course… not.
Nothing reassures me more about how I’m handling Clara’s sleep patterns than when she starts sleeping through the night on her own after a week or more of regular night waking and nursing. It builds my confidence that I’m doing what is best for her by responding to her at night, contrary to what many [...]
I am impatient. I want my diastasis to close NOW. I checked my diastasis this week and it is still 3 fingers wide. I told myself not to check it this early so as not to get discouraged. It’s probably too soon for there to be any noticeable change. But it was like thinking,”I’m not [...]
Is spanking effective? Is it harmful? Many experts seem to think so. Is it possible to spank and never have a negative emotion behind it? Even the kindest of souls are sure to get frustrated with their kids. The energy behind frustration or anger + spanking = hitting. There is plenty of research out there [...]
Love Love Love Love Love Love this book. I’m convinced this is the best breastfeeding book out there. One of my best friends gave it to me and I’m so thankful she did. It answered so many questions and gave me confidence. I didn’t receive this book until Clara was a month old. I wish [...]
Stinky shminky! I give a “meh” to the stinkies. The cloth diaper stinkies that is. Usually the cloth diaper stink refers to the ammonia smell that lingers in the diaper pail. I prefer this smell to the disposable diaper pail rotten poo smell. Is it weird to prefer one bad smell over the other? The [...]
Raindrops on roses and cute baby tushies. Bright colored diapers without any mushies. Velcro or snappis and inserts with wings. These are a few of my favorite things. Thanks to the Green Bambino in Oklahoma City, I have quite a buffet of cloth diapers. From diapers made with microfiber to polyester to wool to organic [...]
I’ve squeezed my transverse muscle 4,480 times this week! And that my friends is without doing any crunches… because apparently they are THE DEVIL. According to Julie Tupler, they will make your diastasis larger and possibly create one if you don’t already have one. I’ve never been a crunch fan (a crunchy mama, maybe), but [...]
Mmmmmm… this recipe is easy, cheesy, and breezy (if broccoli makes your baby toot that is). Clara used to love plain steamed green veggies like kale, broccoli, spinach, and zucchini. I was so excited about my little veggie eater. But at some point, I couldn’t keep “other” foods away from her, like things that are [...]