Baby Feeding Tips
Posted by Carmen Ordonez
A few months back, we met with a nutritionist who helped us come up with several meal plans for our toddler. His molars were coming in, so for a good week he refused to chew. We basically had to blend and puree several of his foods. Luckily, he has since gotten past that, but we learned to make this smoothie he absolutely loves. It’s filled with so many nutrients, including kale, and it’s the perfect breakfast or snack.
It’s super easy to make and only takes a few minutes. Here’s the recipe in case you want to recreate it. Our little guy can’t get enough of it.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
As a mother of three girls, I know just how very important snack time is. At our house, we have two snacks a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, after naps. Sometimes, it’s hard to find “new” snacks that the girls will like. I try especially hard to give my girls healthy foods, much of which I make at home. Here are some tasty “treats” that your kiddos will love — no matter what their age!
Posted by Carmen Ordonez
Before I had my son, there were several foods I couldn’t stand — for example, papaya (the smell would always get to me). But ever since he was born, things have changed. Here are just a few foods that I now can’t live without, thanks to my toddler.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Breastfeeding is, hands down, one of the most challenging things I’ve done in my life. Birthing a 10-pound, 8-ounce baby without so much as an aspirin was nothing compared to the challenge that breastfeeding was for me (you can read more about my breastfeeding journey here). Long story short, during my first go at breastfeeding with my daughter, I was never able to make enough milk for her and had to supplement with formula. I still nursed her half-time until she was 17 months old.
This time around, breastfeeding has been much easier. My son will be 2 months old tomorrow, and I’m thankful that I’ve been able to nurse him exclusively. Part of it is simply because I have a different baby who is a different nurser, but a good portion of my success is thanks to some things I learned after breastfeeding the first time around. I wanted to share these tips in the hopes that they might be helpful to you in your breastfeeding journey. I’m obviously not a professional – just a mama who has struggled through and figured a few things out along the way.
Posted by Chaunie Brusie
I’m a big fan of prepping ahead for the chaos of life with a newborn.
With about a week to go before my baby makes her way into the world (yay!), I have stocked up on freezing some of our summer garden goodies, making freezer jam, and a whole week worth’s of meals for that crazy first week.
But as the school season approaches, I’d also like to be able to have some quick grab-and-go breakfast options. And my favorite? Muffins!