Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby FoodMaking homemade baby food is easier than you might think.  Before starting your baby on solids, speak to your baby’s pediatrician first to make sure that they are ready.

With a pediatrician’s approval, many babies are ready to start trying solids somewhere between 4-6 months of age. Before Margaux was born, my plan was to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months and then to slowly start her on solids. Well, none of that actually happened. At 4 months, Margaux appeared to be very interested in what Marquis and I were eating but I wasn’t quite ready to see my baby grow up and start eating food. Eventually, I decided to go ahead and start trying solids the day that she turned 5 months. Read on to see how we started Margaux on solids and my tips for other parents looking to do the same. Continue reading “Homemade Baby Food”

Guest Post: Foster Parenting and the Importance of Choices

Foster Parenting and the Importance of ChoicesBefore I even introduce the author, I want to start off by saying that I believe all parents should read this post. You can be a foster parent, adoptive parent, biological parent, step parent, grandparent, soon-to-be parent, want-to-be parent, never-want-to-be parent but I love being an auntie/uncle, etc. So let’s get to it!

I met my friend Jacqui at a church in Greensboro, North Carolina that we were attending.  I love hearing about my friends who become foster parents so when I heard that Jacqui would become a foster parent, I was ecstatic. She shares with us her experience and what she has learned which I mentioned before, is great information for all parents.  Continue reading “Guest Post: Foster Parenting and the Importance of Choices”

Guest Post: Strategies to Overcome Parenting Struggles

Britney DentI am pleased to introduce to you my friend since elementary school, Britney Dent. She is also known as The Teen Choice Coach where she specializes in helping teens, and parents of teens make the best choices about their academics, health, and relationships. She is a wife, mother of three children, and a public school teacher.  Today, she shares with us how to overcome the many struggles we face as parents by applying a few strategies. Continue reading “Guest Post: Strategies to Overcome Parenting Struggles”

Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 2

Allergy free homemade pizza
Homemade Pizza, Gluten, Dairy and Egg free.

Did you know that some common school supplies can contain common allergens? Read Part 2 below of our 2-part series on Food Allergies in Children by our guest writer, Trista Swinson of Let’s Eat Safe.  If you missed Part 1, be sure to check it out first and come back to finish Part 2. Continue reading “Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 2”

Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 1

Food Allergies in ChildrenI’m pleased to introduce to you my friend that I met in high school, Trista Swinson of Let’s Eat Safe.  We were both proud band geeks as we were part of our high school’s marching band as well as other bands at school.  Now, she is a wife and a mother to two beautiful children.  I invited her to write a post on food allergies since both of her children have severe food allergies and her experience has taught me so much.  While many people might think that people with severe food allergies are limited, I see a mom who goes above and beyond to provide safe yet delicious experiences for her family.

Trista shares a wealth of information on food allergies in children so we will feature her post in two parts.  Part 1 addresses many misconceptions and states various facts while Part 2 delves deeper into her family’s personal experience and include a delicious recipe that everybody can enjoy. Continue reading “Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 1”