Songs We Love: “I Can Sing a Rainbow”

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? If that didn’t get Kermit the Frog singing away in your mind, then you better go listen to that song! Rainbows are such a magical and mysterious event for any child. The first time Sofía saw a rainbow right after the rain cleared out, she was in… Keep reading →

Super Simple Spring Cleaning with Young Children

Last year I got a really bad case of spring cleaning fever. I’m the kind of person that doesn’t get the urge to clean very often, so when I do, I know I better run with it or I won’t do it. At the time, my girls were 19 months and 1 month old. I… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Taste Everything

As a mom to a toddler and a pre-toddler, I know just how difficult food education is from the start. If you aren’t sure what you’re doing, those kids will give you a run for your money, and you’ll have no idea what hit you. Pretty soon they will be ordering you around the kitchen,… Keep reading →

Dinner Prep CAN Be Manageable with Young Children

It’s that dreaded time of day, 4 o’clock, and you’re like, Oh, crap, what am I making for dinner? Just when you remember what you were going to make or when you decide what exactly to throw together, you’re reminded that you have little kids by a THUD! and a really loud WAAAAHHHH! That’s right…. Keep reading →

7 Healthy Foods to Introduce at 12 Months

This post is a continuation of the Solids Feeding Schedules I wrote up until my daughter, Bella, was a year old. Now she is a budding 13 month old and is moving up in the world of food. That doesn’t mean, though, that I give her only table food and let her figure out food… Keep reading →

Finger Foods for Babies with Few Teeth

Both of my girls were late teethers. Sofía’s first tooth came in at 10 1/2 months and Bella’s first tooth came in only a bit before that (bad, I know, I didn’t write it down!). So when it came down to food they could eat that was not pureed, it became a bit tricky. Or so I thought…. Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “A Bushel and a Peck”

One of my most favorite things about my 2 1/2 year old is that she sings full songs. Sometimes she even changes the lyrics just like her papi does! She sings the alphabet, “You Are My Sunshine”, “B-I-N-G-O”, and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” all without skipping a beat. I LOVE it! One of our… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Emotional Eating

A couple months ago, my family and I went to an open house for The Festival of Trees. As we were wrapping up and about to strap our toddler into the stroller, she started having a little tantrum. She still wanted to run around. A nice older lady swiftly came running to our aid…with candy…. Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 6 Update

If you are just joining us, this is the 6th month update of feeding my baby homemade baby food. Each update I give you the details of what foods I introduced to my baby (Bella) during the previous month. Pssst! You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. What a month! Bella… Keep reading →

How to Get Started with Baby Sign Language

I’m one of those stay-at-home moms that likes doing things the old-school way, like cloth diapering and making baby food. Makes sense then that I couldn’t help myself when I heard about baby sign language the first time. My baby was going to learn it and we were going to communicate before she could ever talk. So… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Your Veggies

Parents tend to say the same thing about their kids when it comes to food: “My kids are terrible eaters. They won’t even touch their broccoli.” Besides the fact that many kids don’t eat all their dinner (which I attribute to not having a strict snacking schedule), they just won’t eat their veggies. Why is… Keep reading →

How to Make Rutabaga {or Swede} Puree for Baby

I am a big believer in feeding babies variety. My little Bella turns 1 soon, and she will have tried 50+ foods by that time. Rutabaga is just one of them. Before doing a feeding schedule for introducing new foods to Bella, I had no idea what a rutabaga was. I had seen them at… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 5 Update

If you are just joining us, this is the 5th month update of feeding my baby homemade baby food. Each update I have given you the details of what foods I introduced to my baby (Bella) during the previous month. Pssst! You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. Bella is exuding… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Short-Order Cooking

The transition from bouncing baby to teeny toddler dictator happened quite suddenly for Sofía. One day she was a happy-go-lucky, never-complains-about-nothing baby. Next thing I knew, she was telling me what to do…in a not-so-nice tone. Luckily for us, though, she never told us what to make her for meals. I trained her from infancy… Keep reading →

Solids Feeding Schedule: Month 4 Update

If you are just joining us, this is the 4th month update of feeding my baby homemade baby food. Each update I have given you the details of what foods I introduced to my baby (Bella) during the previous month. Pssst! You can see all my homemade baby food posts here. This month was a… Keep reading →