Sunday, August 20, 2017

Menu Plan: August 20 - August 26 {or Why We Hate the Weekends}

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

Before we started our family, we lived for the weekend. The weekend meant sleeping in and rolling from one event to the next with little care. It also meant brunch outings and drinking coffee without needing to reheat it 12 times. It meant having a chance to recharge before jumping back into the grind of the workweek.

I can say without hesitation that our version of a weekend has changed since having kids. Sleeping in is a thing of the past. We don't commit to anything that interferes with naptime. With a toddler and an infant to tote along, brunch outings are rare... and we usually close out the weekend feeling more exhausted than we did when it started. The constant interaction with our two-year-old drains the energy out of us, and we have to dig deep to handle her enthusiasm while also caring for our seven-week-old.

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.