Mom Tips

When it comes to being a mom, there are no rulebooks…but there are ways to make it just a little bit easier. These helpful mom-to-mom tips offer ideas, inspiration, creative solutions, and a little laughter, too.

Margot's First Foods

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.

Macks' Journey to Gain Weight

We moved over the summer, forcing us to find a new pediatrician. Macks’ six-month appointment was his first appointment with our new pediatrician. Everything seemed to be going okay, until we put him on the scale and it looked as if he had lost some weight from his five-month check-up. Because it was a completely different scale from our old pediatrician, the doctor suggested that we come back in a month for a weight check.

How I Lost Weight After Baby

Fellow Mommies! I know the topic of losing weight after giving birth is a sensitive one. After all, I’ve had two babies in the past three years. And there were definitely times where I wished I could just snap my fingers and be back to my weight before having kiddos.

But I’ve learned a lot along the way after having both boys, and so want to share some of my tips with y’all! Check them out:

Inspiring Latina Moms: Reima

I see a lot of negativity in the mom world. It’s sad to see moms tearing each other down or judging each other for small things. When I look around me I see so many inspiring mothers. I see moms who are doing all they can to be the best moms they can be. And let’s face it, motherhood can be a thankless job sometimes. We often feel inadequate and wonder if we’re doing a good job. So I wanted to celebrate some inspiring Latina moms here on a monthly basis. We need to encourage each other and celebrate the awesome job we’re doing.

Preparing for My First Trip Without My Kids

This week, I will be taking my first trip alone since before I became a mom. As in, I’m getting on a plane and flying to another part of the country, and my kids are staying home with their dad.

I have to say, as excited as I am, I’m also freaking out a little bit. In my 3+ years of being a mom, I have never been away from my kids for more than a day. And every night, I’m always there to make sure they’re sleeping peacefully.

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