Baby Feeding Tips
Posted by Chaunie Brusie
As I finished up the notes at the end of the four-hour nursing shift I had picked up, I felt the familiar twinges that signaled it was time to get home and feed my baby.
Grateful that, as a part-time nurse, I had the opportunity to pick up short shifts that still allowed me to breastfeed my baby, I looked forward to clocking out and checking in at home. Until that is, the charge nurse informed that I wouldn’t be getting out anytime soon. Two hours later and still swamped with patients, my mother called me with my hysterical baby in the background.
I had made the mistake of not getting him started on the bottle. And it was a mistake I wouldn’t make again.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
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…
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
Always trust your motherly instinct. That’s what I’ve told myself every single time I’ve had an issue with my kids. Nearly every single time, I’d know what to do. I’d have no doubt of what was best for them. But this time around, I don’t.
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
My family is originally from Nicaragua. I’ve grown up on delicious Nicaraguan cuisine, and when I get a whiff of that aroma in the air, I’m reminded of home. I love Nicaraguan food, and I want my kids to love it too.
Lucky for us, my grandmother is an amazing cook, so we get to enjoy my favorite childhood treats often. But if you don’t have a Nicaraguan abuelita (grandmother) in your life, visit a fritanga (Nicaraguan restaurant) to try our top three favorite Nica treats.
Posted by Janssen Bradshaw
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you’re destined to a life of nothing but dinner out at a place with a plastic slide.
Over the years, we’ve gotten better at taking our kids out to eat with us (my husband and I both love to eat out), and we’ve learned a few tricks to make it easier for everyone — from us, to our kids, to the waiter.
Nothing ruins a nice dinner out than having to have it all packed in to-go boxes before it even reaches your table.
Here are six ways to keep everyone smiling and happy.