Is Commercial Baby Rice Cereal Truly Necessary?

When I took Sofía (my oldest daughter who is now 2) to her six month well child checkup, I let her pediatrician know that we had started solids and I was still breastfeeding. He told me that I should give her commercial rice cereal as well, but he didn’t back up his reasoning. I had already… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 3 Update

Baby Bella is now 9 months old, and she has tried a ton of new foods over the last three months. Twenty-four to be exact! If you’re just joining us, see the bottom of this post for links to the other posts in this series. Without this feeding schedule, I would have gone crazy this… Keep reading →

Baby Food Freezer Cooking Day

I was not paid to write this post. I received a product to review, and I will only review products that could benefit my readers. The opinions in this post are completely my own based on my experience. I’m a busy mom. I may be a stay-at-home mom, but I have plenty on my plate. The dishes need… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: The Snacking Rule

In my post on how eating habits start with parents, I listed the 10 rules that should be followed in order to teach your kids the right way to eat (according to the French). Today, I’d like to discuss one of my favorite rules that I follow (almost) always. If you read through the list of… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Great Eating Habits Start With YOU

My oldest daughter is an eater. She has her days, of course, and she has certain foods that she doesn’t care for, but all in all, she loves to eat. While crackers and bread top her favorite foods list, she also frequently requests craisins and tomatoes. Am I just lucky to have such a great… Keep reading →

Let’s Talk Kids and Food

Just in the last few years of my life, I’ve come to regard food in a very high manner. Growing up, I ate food that was convenient rather than healthy, cheap rather than nutritious. We ate from cans, boxes, and a freezer filled with highly-processed, convenient snacks. My parents owned 8 vending machines, and I… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 2 Update

When I started feeding Bella two months ago, I would’ve guessed that she was a less enthusiastic eater than her older sister. I mean, Sofía was always about the food. She couldn’t get enough. Bella, on the other hand, was a bit more timid and cautious the first few weeks I fed her solids. Now, she’s… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 1 Update

A month ago, I started feeding my now 7-month-old homemade baby food, or purees if you prefer. As promised, I will take you through how the first month went with Bella, and then I will give you a preview of what I am planning for month 2. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put… Keep reading →

How My Daughter FINALLY Started Drinking Cow’s Milk

It was one year ago that I weaned my daughter. She had just turned one, and I was three months pregnant with baby #2. I didn’t really have a plan for getting her to drink cow’s milk, though, which is why I want to share this with you. Before you quit breastfeeding your baby, have… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule Overview

This Saturday, I will start feeding my 6-month-old purees. I plan on making all of them, because I’m not a huge fan of the jarred baby food from the store. I have a personal philosophy that if I wouldn’t eat it, my kids should stay far from it! When I started making baby food, I… Keep reading →

The BEST Homemade Baby Food Resources

Baby food comes in many different forms from the store, so it’s refreshing to know that you can make your own. But where do you start? That’s what I would like to share with you below. I have personally used many different baby food resources including books and websites, and I will share with you… Keep reading →