Veggie Medley Puree

Sometimes my baby gets gassy. I read that it could be the foods that I had eaten, that I then passed on to my baby while breastfeeding. When my daughter was around the 6-7 month mark, I wanted to start feeding her more solids. We started with any vegetable that was yellow or orange – […]

Barley Mash

Barley is a very versatile and nutritious grain and can be used for any meal of the day. You can make a simple barely cereal for breakfast. A savory stew for lunch or dinner. Or, a sweet dessert when combined with apples. Try soaking the barely in water before boiling. It will help increase its […]

Oat, Pear Apple, and Cinnamon Puree

I love this puree because it is perfect for your baby’s breakfast! It has all the right flavors with hearty oats, tart pears, and sweet apples! Oat, Pear, Apple, and Cinnamon Puree Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 pear, steamed using the Baby Bullet Steamer Basket 1 apple, steamed using the Baby Bullet Steamer Basket […]

7 Common Skin Conditions Babies Have

Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the human body?  It serves many functions on our behalf, and especially in our babies and young children. Our skin is the first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and other nasty bugs out there. Intact, moist and healthy skin shields us from many illnesses. […]

When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Those Bath Toys?

How Often Should You Clean Bath Toys, and Why? Cleaning your child(ren)’s bath toys at least monthly, or when showing signs of visible dirt/discoloration, makes sense. Although we equate bath time with “clean”, the moist environment of the bath provides a fertile breeding ground for growth of mold and mildew – both on the outside […]

Making Dinner a Family Affair

For Christmas, my daughter received a cookbook. It was something she’d begged for, and so her Aunt Fishie ordered one on Amazon a couple days before the big holiday. It was kind of hilarious how thrilled my kid was when she opened it. For the next week, I watched her cook and bake with her cousin […]

Quinoa Grain Puree

Do you want to switch up the boring feeding routine that consists of oatmeal or rice cereal? Quinoa puree is a great option to try during the first food trials. I love this alternative because of the awesome benefits quinoa has to offer. Not only is the texture something new for babies. which can contribute […]

Apple, Banana, and Butternut Squash Puree

This puree is the perfect disguise for a fruit puree that has a secret veggie inside. The banana adds such a creamy and sweet factor, that your little one won’t even know they are eating vegetables! Bananas are such a familiar taste for babies, since it’s one of the first foods that your baby tries, […]

Pea Spinach Pear Purée

When preparing purées for my toddler, I always try to include both fruits and vegetables for two reasons. One, it is hard to get many servings of fruits and vegetables in during our busy days, and two, my daughter just loves all fruits and it makes it easier to feed her vegetables. Remember to cook […]

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 […]