We waited to begin solids with both kids until they were six months. We practiced our own combination of baby led weaning feeding real food, and supplemented from time to time with homemade purees because of our doctor’s recommendations. Here is all the gear that we found to be really helpful! 1. Fisher-Price Healthy Care High Chair– We love this high chair, which was recommended
1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9/ 10 Is it just me or is tortoisehell having a major moment right now? I feel like it is a classic staple in any home or wardrobe but is always current. Here are some of my current favorites to add to your collection.Love this hurricane from Furbish! I love all of Jamie’s items–she has such
B feeding herself homemade spinach puree. Good thing playing with their food is supposed to be good for their learning! I would often let her have her own spoon, and give her the puree on another. We would switch spoons so she could shovel the spoon with food into her mouth and I would reload. In addition to employing Baby-Led Weaning with Real Food, we chose to
B with her first food, scrambled egg yolks With B, we decided to do Baby-Led Weaning (BLW), which sounds much more complicated than it is. Baby-Led Weaning simply refers to the baby’s natural instinct to start eating foods on its own by self-feeding thereby gradually decreasing his or her reliance on breastmilk/ formula for sustenance. When I tell people we practice Baby -Led Weaning
So these two items, which I have been lusting after finally came home with me last night. I seriously have been wanting them for months but cannot pay full price, especially when they are $98 for a shirt. So patience finally paid off! Now if only spring and summer would come and I can wear these with some cute jean shorts, and flip flops. Is
I feel like Target has been really killing it lately. I am not sure if they have always been so on-trend and maybe it is their current style collaborators and collections (my favorite, Nate Berkus) but I truly feel they have amped up their game. Here are a few of my current favorites in the home decor category. They are all in the Threshold Collection.
Sorry for the mini post today. Today was a long day. A bigger post will come tomorrow about Target’s awesome offerings because it is my new favorite furniture and accessories store. But today, before stock runs out, Shopbop has some great new additions to their sale. Some of the prices are really good if not better on some pieces, than last week’s sale. I swear
We so fortunate to have really generous friends when it came to helping us prepare for B. Our best friends had had two kids prior to B’s arrival and gave us everything they were no longer using, which saved us a ton of cash. We were handed down an infant carseat (they don’t expire for 3 years,) a baby bouncer, a boppy, a swing, and all the newborn clothes.
Even before I got pregnant, I knew that I wanted to cloth diaper. I had heard all about it from Young House Love, Bower Power, and ModgBlog. I felt that it was a great way to save money, be environmentally friendly (where we need as much as help as we can get with two huge dogs and a Suburban!) Honestly, after a year of doing
There are some great sales going on today. Even though the Shopbop sale just ended (Thursday night), there are still some great deals to be had! First off, the Bobbi Brown Family and Friends sale ends tonight. It is 20% off some of my favorites. I only use Bobbi Brown makeup and have forever. Fun fact is that she was a New Trier graduate like myself!
1.) Gerber Onesies– You go through so many outfits everyday because they are spitting up. These are cheap and have nice covers for their hands so they don’t scratch themselves.2.) BumGenius All-in-Ones Newborn Diapers— you go through so many diapers per day (like 18 somedays) and their poop rinses off so easy with exclusive breast feeding, it is easy to do cloth diapers. And we
Ok, so as B is now over one year I feel like I have a good grasp on the things we used in the first year at each stage. Here is what worked for us. I breastfed B exclusively until 6 months when we started baby led weaning, and continue to breastfeed today. We decided to skip formula completely, and now we are in the
Ok, so here goes my first post. This is not how I originally wanted to start it but I consider this a bit of a PSA for all those parents out there. Serena & Lily is on Gilt.com today and they have Hanna Andersson’s pajamas for the little ones for cheap–$18-$26. Now, I know that doesn’t sound like a great deal but I have tried
Ingredients: 2 Tb. extra virgin olive oil 4 C. chopped onions 5 garlic cloves, minced 4 C. peeled butternut squash chopped 1/2″ pieces 2 lbs. ground beef 3 Tb. chili powder 5 tsp. cumin 3 15-oz black beans rinsed and drained 3 C. chicken broth 1 14-oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and leaves chopped Instructions: Preheat oven