Five Must-Haves for My Newborn

New parents may find themselves trying a variety of new products and ways to care for their newborn. If you have searched for baby products or read about them recently, you know how saturated the market is with baby products. As a new parent, you want only the best. Here are five things that helped […]

Carrot Peas Pear Puree

Carrots, peas, and pear are a perfect combo for your baby’s first foods. I would start trying these ingredients (one at a time) around the 4-6 month mark. The more you feed that one particular ingredient to your baby, the more you can mix and pair into a fun medley. Always remember that when feeding […]

The Puree Guide: Mistakes, Methods & Tips

How many times have we wished for a book on parenting? Well, we may not have that but we can at least put together a guide for baby food purees; because-well, that’s what we know. 4 Popular Baby Food Puree Methods Steaming: generally speaking, steaming is a great method for allowing vegetables to cook in […]

Practical Foods That Help with Teething

I have met a lot of moms who have asked me what I recommend to relieve the pain during the stages of teething. There are so many things you can do from the dissolvable teething tablets to the amber necklaces. But don’t panic and start thinking you have to go out and buy those teething […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]