Thursday, August 17, 2017

How To: Make and Freeze Homemade Baby Food {Pear Purée}

When introducing fresh fruit into your baby's diet, pears are a great choice for a first fruit. They're rich in fiber and vitamin C, and their sweet flavor is especially pleasing to the young palate.

I'm a firmer believer in to-do lists. Without them, I'm not sure I'd remember half the things I need to do... especially now that mommy brain has set in. These days, though, most of the items on my to-do list have to do with either the household or the kids. I can't remember the last time I made a personal to-do -- like blogging -- a priority.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Menu Plan: August 13 - August 19

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Wow, you guys. What a weekend. The baby hasn't been sleeping well at night, and we've been operating in a zombie-like state. I've had to dig deep to survive the past couple of days. There have been tears all around and moments when I felt like a horrible mom... especially when I yelled when I should have walked away or counted to ten.

Despite the rough nights and feeling like a failure, we managed to fill the days with some fun... like a celebrity encounter, a visit with family, and a Harry Potter-themed party. Once again, I'm reminded that parenthood -- and life -- is all about balance. Right when you think you're going to lose your mind, something happens to help you have faith again.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Menu Plan: August 6 - August 12

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Even though the intention to share our weekly menu plan was in my heart all day, the motivation wasn't. Life with a toddler and a newborn has gotten the better of me... especially since the baby seems to want to nurse every two hours.

Exhaustion has definitely set in.

Since it's so late already, let's just cut to the chase. Here's what's on deck for dinner at our house this week.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Not Exactly According to Plan, Vol. 2: A Birth Story

Sometimes life throws you curve balls that no amount of planning can prepare you for.

I've been trying to write this post for a while now. But it turns out that what they say is true -- it's tough to balance life with a toddler and a newborn. Especially when you factor in recovery from a C-section and daily visits to the NICU. Adjusting to our new normal has definitely taken some time.

So... What better way to celebrate our first month as a family of four than to share the story of our sweet baby boy's arrival?