On expecting baby number two

To hear my friends tell it, expecting your first child is one thing, and expecting your second is a whole other animal. So, I was interested to talk to Colleen just a few days before she welcomed her second baby into the world (Colleen is already mother to 18 month old Nicky) about what’s different, what’s the same, and what’s the most exciting....more
Whether you're having a first, second, third (or more) child, I have a great recommendation for ...more

Quinoa with White Yam and Peas

Few months back, I was talking to a dear friend of mine. Both of our kids are of similar age. She told me that she had introduced ‘Quinoa’ to her 8 month old, and he took it well. I started thinking about it and did some reading on it. Quinoa originally is a native of Andes region from South America. Incas called it a ‘mother grain’....more

To the New Mom: Babies Cry. They Just Do.

It's been 6 years since I became a Mom for the first time.  It is also when I first began to blog.  I blogged regularly about my experiences with this tiny, little being who needed me so much, yet for whom I had no idea how to raise.  I blogged about breastfeeding, returning to work, and my baby's first milestones.  Although I have since retired my first baby blog, I often look back at it to remember my journey as a new Mom....more

Let's Have a Baby....Or Nah

When I was younger, I used to want very badly to be a mom. I wanted the big house and the pitter patter of little feet all over. For me, the more, the merrier. I wanted at least five little ones that I could nurture and love forever. And then I got older and I got over it. Not to say the desire of motherhood is something one simply gets over. However, I realised it probably wasn't for me. The realisation came after I had siblings, especially the last one. I was like a mother to her after our mom had passed away. The constant attention giving and losing sleep and worrying was not for me....more

5 of My Favorite Baby Products & Why I Love Them

If you've had a baby, then you know what a hassle it can be to find the best baby products. You end up spending lots of money on products that don't work out and then you have to start the painstaking process all over again of looking for safe and effective products for your little one....more

Babies: On A Moving Suicide Mission

They always say "Curiosity killed the cat" Well, who is this curiosity person? Honestly, they either knew too much about cats, disliked cats, or knew not a darn thing about babies in motion! A baby in motion will always wreak havoc! Even before I became a mother I knew this as a Nanny. Within .000005 seconds a child can destroy something or hurt themselves. I honestly believe someone should have said that "Curiosity killed the kid".   ...more

An Ode To Mom (Love Your Baby)

 (By Eve @ thatsmyapple.com)...more

Recent Study on the (Negilible) Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw a Slate article about a new study on the benefits of breastfeeding. Essentially, the study says that there is no long-term statistically significant difference between children who were breastfed and those that were formula fed, when external factors are controlled for....more

10-Step Plan for Successful Dining Out with Babies

Hubs and I finally got a chance to use a gift card for a popular franchise restaurant this week, three of the five kids in tow. I loved the look on the host’s face when she asked how many and I answered, “Four please.” We all looked and mentally counted. I adjusted my answer, “I mean five.”She leads us to the table she has prepared for us. Two baby seats and one kid’s menu. I know the looks we were getting. I used to give the same look when I was enjoying a meal out and a family with kids walked in....more