When I became pregnant with Margot, I planned on doing Baby Led Weaning when it was time for her to begin exploring solid foods. With my first two children, I made my own purees. It was fine, but it took a lot of time. The more I read about Baby Led Weaning, the more I was sold on the idea. It’s basically the idea that you skip purees and let little ones discover and try new foods on their own – a chunk of banana, a slice of apple, a cube of cheese, etc.
Recently though, I felt like Margot was ready for solid foods. She seemed hungry all the time and not entirely satisfied after each time I nursed her. To do Baby Led Weaning though, babies should be a little bit older, and able to sit up unassisted, etc. Margot is not quite there.
Last week, I went ahead and gave Margot her first food. I roasted a sweet potato in the oven and pureed it with a little breastmilk, to reach a smooth consistency. No surprise to us at all, she devoured it! She was so eager to eat and ate like a seasoned pro.
Many expectnant mothers and fathers choose to find out the sex of the baby during pregnancy. Nowadays, it’s fun to come up with a creative way to announce if you’re having a baby boy or a baby girl. When my friend, Sara, posted this on Instagram, I knew I had to share it with you! It’s such a fun and festive way to reveal your baby’s gender!
Even though I’ve been a mom of three for nearly six months now, I still have to remind myself every once in awhile. Three kids is a lot. My husband and I often joke that we’re now in “zone defense.” We’re outnumbered. We don’t have enough hands. Usually one kid is mad, one is happy, and one is sad. We’re fairly convinced that they take turns to make sure at least someone is upset around the clock. Parents of three or more kids, I salute you. It is no easy gig.
Here are a few signs you’re a parent of three or more…
If you are over the moon for falling leaves, cooler temperatures, hats and scarves, and pumpkin spiced everything, then this is the post for you! I’ve rounded up 20 of the cutest fall crafts for kids. Your little one is going to have a blast making and doing these fun activities this autumn.
From fall scented play dough and art using fallen leaves, to tissue paper pumpkins and fall-themed sensory bins, these fall crafts will help your child celebrate the season!
Last week, my family and I went apple picking. It’s a tradition we do each September, and it’s one that my girls absolutely love. This year, we picked a TON of apples. I have plans to make a few apple pies and maybe an apple cake, and with the rest, I made homemade applesauce.
There are about a million homemade applesauce recipes out there, all calling for different things. Some use lemon, some cinnamon. Some, you add apple cider, some you just add water. And what I’ve discovered is that it really just depends how you like it. I like my applesauce unsweetened, a little tart, and fairly chunky.
With the apples we handpicked from the orchard, I came up with the easiest homemade applesauce recipe…