My Spirited Child

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What is a spirited child? A spirited child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic than most. I know this because she kind … [Continue reading]

Blueberry Strawberry Pops


I love this popsicle. It's so easy to make and makes for a refreshing break in the day. This is perfect for babies who are teething, toddlers who are … [Continue reading]

Ask Dr. JJ: Heating Up Purees and Getting Baby to Listen

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How do I heat up my baby's purees?  Hi, I just prepared my baby's first solid food (sweet potato) using the Baby Bullet, and have now stored it in … [Continue reading]

DIY Wax Paper Goodie Bags


I may be a little crazy... Only I would think it’s easier to make my own baked goods bags from scratch than buy plastic baggies. But I have a No … [Continue reading]

Dance Mom Moments

I have already revealed that I find the lobby of my daughter’s dance studio to be one of the most stressful and existential crisis-inducing locations … [Continue reading]

Spinach, Chickpea, and Apple Puree


Now that I'm a mom to a 21-month-old, things have changed. Bed time is sooner, my husband and I have to watch what we say, and date night begins … [Continue reading]

Is it Colic? What Your Fussy Baby Could Be Trying to Tell You

The medical definition of colic is when a healthy baby shows intense, unexplained fussing/crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a … [Continue reading]

The Perfect Smoothie for a Nursing Mother


This simple smoothie recipe holds a special place in my heart. When we were new parents with our first son, we were sleep deprived and malnourished. … [Continue reading]

No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Squares


Summer barbecues are the things that culinary dreams are made of. Juicy burgers, fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob… I love everything about standard … [Continue reading]

Blueberry Pineapple with Fresh Spinach Puree


My joy in life is food. I'm the type of mom who was so excited to get started in the world of baby food. I was always on Pinterest, pinning away while … [Continue reading]