Raising a Reader

One of my greatest fears about having a child was having one who struggled with reading. There was a good chance that would happen as my otherwise brilliant husband has had a lifelong tug of war with books. Although sluggish at first, my son finally settled into a groove with reading but it wasn’t until […]

Do You Baby Wear?

My daughter is 3 now and the topic of baby wearing recently came up between myself and a friend. I loved to wear my daughter all the time. If it was in the house doing chores, taking walks around the neighborhood, or at the store shopping, I enjoyed her close to my chest as I […]

Raspberry, Strawberry, and Brown Rice Puree

This is the perfect sweet and tart puree for your little one. It also has a serving of hearty grains from the brown rice! This puree can come together quickly if you buy microwaveable brown rice. Raspberry, Strawberry, and Brown Rice Puree Ingredients* 1/4 cup raspberries 1/4 cup strawberries 1/4 cup cooked brown rice 1-2 […]

Thanksgiving Puree Pairings

Sometimes, the best movies need the best supporting characters. And it’s no different with your Thanksgiving meal. While the turkey may be the main event, consider the quick “whip together” options that you don’t have to sweat over. Even better, all these choices qualify to be made ahead of time, which makes them winners in […]

Barley Cereal

You’ve heard of oatmeal cereal or rice cereal for babies, but have you heard of barley cereal? Yes, you heard right. Actually, some doctors say skip the rice cereal that you see on the shelves and go straight to barley – as for some babies can’t tolerate the rice as it can give them gas […]

Black Sesame Cupcakes

My 2-year old and I had fun baking these black sesame cupcakes, made with whole wheat flour, yogurt, milk, cocoa powder, eggs and black sesame seeds. She helped add the ingredients to our Baby Bullet pitcher and especially enjoyed eating them once they were done! We added a lightly sweetened cream cheese frosting with acai […]

Choosing a Preschool for Your Food Allergic Child

Choosing a preschool is hard enough, but couple that by having a child with food allergies and it can be downright challenging. So here are a few facts and tips to help guide the process: Facts About 1 out of 13 children in the US have food allergies – that’s roughly 2 kids/average classroom. 30% […]

Different Stages of Parenting

  Tonight, as we pulled in the driveway from a long day on very little sleep, my 6-year-old son begged to go for a bike ride around the block. My body just wanted to sit down on the couch, but he was persistent. So we saddled up and off we went. Dragging my weary body […]

Edamame, Orange, and Avocado Puree

My daughter loves edamame. She likes to squeeze the little pods until the edamame pop out, making her my little kitchen helper. I love this recipe because I can use the ingredients to make two meals, one could be my toddlers lunch with the orange slices, avocado and edamame all ready to eat while the other option […]

Apple Pecan Carrot Zucchini

The ingredients in this recipe are undoubtedly fall but when my little one gets bored with her go-to summer purees, I always find myself making this recipe. So, the next time you get tired of making a dish with summer vegetables, try this one out. I find that soaking the pecans in water is the key to helping them blend into […]