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 →

36+ Affordable Handmade Gift Ideas for Young Children

Our Christmas last year was pretty stark…when it comes to gift-giving. César got me nil, I gave César a coupon book that I made (which he still has never used!), and we gave Sofía cozy pajamas and a pink rolling backpack that came with a bear. That’s it. We didn’t even have a tree until… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”

The past few weeks have been a joy to see Bella join me and Sofía in our action songs. She started clapping on her own, and she even grooves to the songs by moving her little body back and forth. So precious! © evgeniya_m / Dollar Photo Club Since it’s Halloween, I thought it would… Keep reading →

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 →

26 Awesome Halloween-Themed YouTube Shows for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I currently breastfeed my 9 month old about 3 hours each day. That’s 12.5% of my day! Now I understand why I can’t find time to scrub the floors and polish the silver! (hm hm, kidding. only kidding.) My toddler is awake during those three hours, and I’m a very unprepared mama. She’s not capable of… 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 →

5 Tips for Throwing an Affordable First Birthday Party

Hi there! I’m Chelsea and I blog over at The Contented Wife Blog. I’m so excited to be taking over Charlee’s blog today to share with you how I planned my son’s first birthday party on a budget. We threw a nice birthday party without breaking the bank and you can too! © jfunk /… Keep reading →