Pear, Fig, Ginger and Cinnamon Puree

Hello, fancy pants baby. This puree sounds like your baby is all set for a fancy dinner with their tiny baby friends at a hoity-toity restaurant. Packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and fiber, this tasty puree helps prevent constipation and keeps your baby ‘going’ on a regular basis. Also, figs have the same […]

Eggplant Greek Yogurt Puree

The best thing to do as a family is visit your local farmers market. If you have a new infant I feel like your baby or toddler has you up at an early hour anyway, so why not get out of the house and enjoy some early morning outdoor bonding time? When my daughter Elle […]

Under the Weather Miso Soup

With our preschooler starting back at school we knew we were due for a cold. It’s been passed around among the four of us at home and now I have it. I’ve had a few sleepless nights with boys coughing and climbing all over me. Moms need to take care of ourselves, right? This soup […]

Pressure: Part 2

I wrote earlier about my son’s lingual frenectomy–when the band of tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is removed surgically. At the time that I wrote Part I, I was sitting in the solarium, waiting patiently for the procedure to end. The nurses had wheeled him away and he was bundled up […]

Pressure: Part 1

Today I write my blog post from inside a hospital solarium. MSNBC has been talking about Trump for the last hour and a half, and I’ve been waiting for a doctor to come tell me that my son is waking up from surgery. But let me back up and talk about my weekend. Two completely […]

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 in my life. I am routinely consumed with either irritation toward other mothers or with good old-fashioned self-loathing while waiting for my daughter to get her tap and ballet on. […]

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 breast feeding, and now, the time has finally come to create fun purees for my little one. Not as excited as I am? […]

Zucchini Raspberry Puree

As soon as babies are born, their minds begin to learn. New sights, new sounds, even the feeling on their fingertips as they start to touch new things. Could you imagine being that tiny in this big world? Luckily, you’re there to help guide them through it all! And, the old adage is true: it takes a […]

Parental Persecution in the Age of the Internet

Recently you may have read about the incident at the Cincinnati Zoo with the young child that fell into the gorilla enclosure. This is not an article about who was at fault. This is not an argument over the tragedy of losing such a majestic animal as Harambe. This is more of an observation about […]

The Dance School Lobby

I am going to be honest with everyone straight out of the gate: the lobby at my daughter’s dance studio makes me miserable on so many levels that I get dizzy. I genuinely go into existential crisis mode when I’m there. I wish I could put my finger on exactly why I have such an […]