Archives for January 2016

January 29, 2016

Homemade Baby Food

  When I had my first baby, I made most of his baby food homemade. As I have mentioned before, I had a lot of free time during his naps. When I was pregnant with my second child, I told myself I wasn't going to have time to make homemade baby food for this baby, so I didn't even bother trying when it came time to start feeding her solid foods. However, one day I was feeding her Gerber apples. She didn't really seem to like them. I smelt them and I was disgusted! You would think that applesauce would be one of the yummiest baby foods out there! I tried a bite, and sure enough, it … [Read more...]

January 27, 2016

Enjoy the Little Moments

Over the summer, my younger siblings came to visit. We went to my sister-in-law's house (my sister-in-law was out of town) and played on her giant, blow-up water slide. Ari was about 3 months old and Lucas was 2 1/2 years old. Ari needed to go down for a nap, so after I got the kids situated and started their water slide, I went and put Ari down for a nap in one of the bedrooms. I didn't have my baby monitor, so I had to keep on going back inside every 5 minutes to check on her. When they are this young you never know how long they are going to sleep, and I didn't want her to be scared waking … [Read more...]

January 25, 2016

Healthier Toddler Meal Ideas

My three year old is not a huge eater. However, I still always try to serve him healthy, balanced meals and make sure he eats a variety of protein, fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and grains. Through trial and error I have found a few healthy meals that I know he will always eat. Every toddler is different, obviously, but I wanted to share what I have found to be successful. These are all quick, easy, and cheap meal ideas that you can whip up for breakfast and lunch. Who has time to cook during the day? I don't even like to cook dinner once a day, let alone for all three … [Read more...]

January 21, 2016

10 Things I’ve Learned During My 3 Short Years of Marriage

I have only been married for 3 1/2 short years, so I do not want to sound like I am some kind of marriage expert! But, obviously my husband and I have done one or two things right because we are still together, we haven't killed each other, and I think we have a pretty great marriage! We got married quickly and had a baby quickly, which can sometimes make for a rough start, but I know that everything happened exactly the way it was supposed to and I am with the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. So, here are a few tips that I think have helped make our marriage great: 1) … [Read more...]

January 18, 2016

To Moms with Newborns

  After I had my second child, it took me a while to adjust to having two children. (Obviously, since I have taken a 9 month maternity leave from my blog!) Before I had baby #2, my first child, who was almost 2 ½, was my whole world. I absolutely adored him. I was a stay at home mom, and although I was going to school, most of my time was spent with him. I could do homework, clean my house, and even prep dinner during his nap time. When he was awake, I gave a lot of one-on-one attention to him. I even wrote an article about how I was worried I wouldn’t be able to love my second child … [Read more...]