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When Baby Is Sick

This past weekend, Margot was sick for the very first time. We were lucky she made it to 7 months old before she ever got a bug. But oh my goodness, there is nothing worse than a sick baby. She wasn’t even THAT sick, not really. She didn’t have a fever or an infection. She just had a really bad cold. She couldn’t sleep because she couldn’t breathe. She wouldn’t nurse because she couldn’t breathe. Instead, she just wanted to cry and be held in our arms. It was heartbreaking. 

The One Trick Helping Us Curb Those Toddler Tantrums

Toddlers are notorious for delaying bedtime as much as possible. My own son has such a hard time disconnecting from the fun he’s having to wash up and go to sleep. And the tantrums this boy is capable of are downright scary. I know many of you have been there, so I have to share the one thing that’s helping us curb those toddler tantrums and getting my son to bed on time. 

A Latino-Inspired Turkey Stuffing That's Perfect for Baby

Ask anyone in my family what their favorite Thanksgiving food is and without hesitation they will say, “Abuelita’s relleno.” My grandmother makes the most amazing stuffing. If you are used to having American turkey stuffing every year, put that out of your mind. This isn’t your regular everyday American stuffing, this is special.

My grandmother’s stuffing complements the turkey perfectly but also stands alone. The morning after Thanksgiving everyone fixes a plate of stuffing to eat with their cafe con leche. Then later that day everyone is making a stuffing sandwich. It’s that good.

It’s also a great food for baby to eat on Thanksgiving because it’s soft and mushy. Both of my kids have had it and loved it.

If you’re looking for something new to shake things up on Thanksgiving, definitely give this recipe a try. Make sure you make lots of it, because I’m sure you will love it. It even freezes well, so you can enjoy it long after Thanksgiving is over. 

Winnie the Pooh First Birthday Party Ideas

Macks is nine months next week, which means that he’s only three months away from his first birthday. I’m slowly starting to plan for his first birthday party. I love planning birthday parties for my children, because it’s a chance for me to get out some of my creative energy and plan something that they will always remember.

A first birthday party is something that is so special for both you and your little one. It’s a celebration that you and baby made it through the first year together.

Winnie the Pooh has always been a favorite of mine. I was read Winnie the Pooh books as a child, and now I read them to my children. If your little one loves Winnie the Pooh as much as we do, throw a first birthday party in the Hundred Acre Wood! There are so many great (and easy) DIY ideas that can make your little one’s first birthday unique!

We’ve got all that you need to throw a fun first birthday party for your little one’s special day. With these ideas and some yellow tableware, you will have Pooh-rific party! 

Winnie the Pooh Cupcake

What Thanksgiving is Like Before and After Baby

I love Thanksgiving. Every year, we all gather at my mom and dad’s house (I mean, all of us — 20 to 30 people) and the kitchen is busy with everyone getting their dishes ready for the meal. There’s music playing and lots of chatter. In true Miami fashion, we never manage to eat dinner before 10 p.m., but that’s okay because we’re all having a good time just being together.

But now that my sisters and I have kids, this holiday has changed a bit for us. Babies know just how to rock your world, don’t they?

So below, you’ll see just a few ways Thanksgiving is different before and after baby. Can you relate?

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