Almost 2 months ago, right about the time Hayden turned 8 months old, he started refusing to be spoonfed. I could barely feed him 2-3 spoonfuls of the beautiful purees I had lovingly made, before he would close his lips so tight that my strongest grip couldn’t get his little mouth open. At the time, I took it as a sign that he was ready to self-feed, so I started giving him small bits of mashable finger foods so he could practice feeding himself. He still refused my purees though, and in fact the only type of puree I could actually get him to eat were those food pouches that he could feed himself, by holding and sucking the contents out of the pouch. We limped along for a few weeks, and then I took him in for his 9-month check up last week and found out he hadn’t gained much weight. He had actually dropped from the 50th percentile to the 20th percentile. We were a bit concerned, so this is what we did.
My husband’s birthday is today, and Father’s Day is just around the corner, so I figure it’s no better time to celebrate my man, and all the ways I love him, than right now. I married my husband 14 years ago, and I knew he was the man for me based off his gentle nature, strong work ethic and incredible sense of humor. But I love him now more than ever, because his personality and qualities shine through most, not that he is a father. Whether he’s playing with the kids, teaching them something, or even disciplining them, he shows time and time again how incredible of a person he is during these moments of fatherhood. Here’s the 20 reasons why and how I love him the most when he’s being a dad.
The big sale of the year is currently happening over at the Disney Store, and with prices as much as 50% off, you don’t want to miss out on some really cute things for baby. With Summer just around the corner, I rounded up all summer appropriate items that cover your whole day, from pool time to bed time, play time to walking time! Here are 20 of my favorite baby boy and girl items, currently on sale at Disney.com (and in store too)!
We had the opportunity to go to Disneyland last month, and even though it was mid week and my husband couldn’t go, we knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. My daughter hadn’t been since she turned 3 and didn’t remember much of it at all, and my son had never been. So needless to say, we were all very excited and because leaving our 9 month old baby at home wasn’t an option, I was determined to try and make the most of our short day trip to the Happiest Place On Earth. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your trip to Disneyland if you’ll be going with both big kids and babies.
If your husband is anything like mine, he loves to BBQ. Not so much because he is the best griller around, or considers himself “King Of the Grill”, but because grilling is relatively easy, and leaves for very little clean up. It is usually done outdoors so he can feel like he’s contributing to the party and helping me out, yet still be part of the festivities. So with Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d share some fun DIY’s from around the web that would be perfect gifts for your own griller extraordinaire. Whether he’s a grilling aficionado, or a dad who just likes to grill up some hot dogs (like mine), these DIY’s are unique and fun, and perfectly seasoned for any grilling dad.