6 Steps to Determine Your Family’s Unique Grocery Budget

Want to get healthy meals on the table without compromising time, taste, or your food budget? Join the Humble in a Heartbeat community today! Ever wonder why you can’t get your grocery bill under control, but your next door neighbor, who has 6 kids, definitely can? It can be downright frustrating and discouraging to set a grocery… 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 →

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 →

Shred Your Own Cheese for Significant Savings!

Over the last seven years, since I started grocery shopping for myself and my family, I’ve noticed one very harsh reality: the cost of cheese is going up and I don’t see it coming back down. *UPDATE 6/17/2015: It’s coming down!! [AdSense-A] I like cheese. I like to use it in my food. I like to… 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 →