5 Kitchen Essentials for Making Homemade Baby Food

I've seen so many mamas on the Facebook groups that I'm apart of asking about how to make baby food, different recipes, tools to make baby food, etc. When Phoebe was just starting out on puree foods, I did try my hand at making different recipes. It was really easy and I enjoyed it. I also love knowing exactly what's going into her food. For a tiny baby, this is important....more
Very informative for new moms!more

Brain Developement In Children

Your eight-month old is sitting in her high chair. A bowl of pasta is in front of her and she is exploring the squiggly texture with her tiny fingers. She picks up a handful of it and it has almost reached her mouth. You’re mentally willing her to eat it. She looks up at you and smiles. A naughty sparkle creeps into her eyes and she promptly drops the pasta to the floor. She stares at it happily and laughs. Every parent faces this challenge at dinner time. But have you ever wondered why your child does this?...more

Focusing your attention on the important things

My son is six now, but I vividly remember the oh-so-brief period when he was a baby. He would sit on the floor with toys scattered all around him and either his Daddy or I would be on the floor nearby, watching him play and sometimes joining in to help him with his blocks or trucks. I never wondered if we were playing with our son in the "right" way or even if there was a "right" way to play with him. ...more

Why the Best Time to Travel Is With a Baby

Congratulations, you just had a baby. Maybe travel is the last thing on your mind right now. Maybe you think that when the baby is bigger, more independent, travel will be easier. Well, I’m here to tell you that it won’t be and that the best time to travel is with a baby.Why we stopped travelling with our children...more

Advice from One New Mom to Another

My daughter Emily is ten weeks old today, and I’m finally starting to feel less like a “new” mother.  I’m getting into a groove with motherhood and every day is a little bit easier.  Sunday I went to a friend’s baby shower and everyone who attended had the opportunity to write down some “new mom advice” for the mom-to-be.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted to write, but several things came to mind.  As a new mom myself, I felt like I could offer some pretty profound advice.  The concept of “new” motherhood is still so fresh in my mind.  I finally sett...more

What is in My Twins' Diaper Bag?

Diaper Bag....more

signs your baby is teething


Why I Don't Want to Know My Baby's Gender

I can't even remember why we walked into our 20-week ultrasound with baby #5 having decided that we didn't want to know the gender.With child number 1, 2, 3, and 4 Phillip and I never even thought to ask each other, "Do you want to find out whether it's a boy or a girl?" That was just what you did at 20 weeks.But for whatever reason, we told the ultrasound tech not to tell us with #5, and I'm really glad we did.Because that particular pregnancy was the one where I learned by experience that sometimes things go NOTHING like you'd planned....more