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

When introducing green vegetables into your baby's diet, consider starting with peas. They have a mild flavor, are an excellent source of fiber, and can help maintain a healthy digestive tract.

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It's finally starting to feel like spring here. With warmer temps and sunny skies, how could I not make more of an effort to get out of the house with our sweet girl?

Of course, more outings mean more juggling. I'm adjusting to a new normal again. And now that I have less "free time," my to-do lists go through several revisions over the course of the day.

It's become crucial for me to reserve a little bit of energy so I can have a productive "second shift." Once she's down for the night, I can do work for clients, write a new blog post, or take care of volunteer work.

Days (and nights) can feel long. And there are times when it feels like I'm trying to do everything while wading through the mud.

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Am I getting better about finding balance? Yes.

Am I improving my multitasking game? You betcha.

Am I happy with the state of things? Well, I wouldn't exactly say that...

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I've learned that no decision I make is free of guilt.

When I'm focusing my attention and energy on our sweet girl, I feel guilty about not working. When I'm working, I feel guilty about not spending that time with her. It's a vicious cycle that many parents -- not just the moms! -- know all too well.

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But I'm working on this, too.

I just have to be better at reminding myself that, right now, I'm a stay-at-home mom who also works for herself. I have priorities that demand a lot from me, all day long, so I have to go a little easier on myself.

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Case in point:

I woke up early yesterday afternoon to meet a potential client for coffee. While I was stuck in traffic, I started feeling guilty about doing something to address my needs.

Did focusing on growing my client list so I could land more work and bring in more money mean that I wasn't being a good mom?

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As fate would have it, I came across this article when I got home from my meeting. Even though it wasn't talking about my current form of "mom guilt," this particular passage hit home:
"... I’m a good mom because I agonize over whether I’m doing it right. I’m a good mom because I asked the question in the first place."
Our sweet girl's face lights up when she sees me. She'll start babbling right away, almost as if she's filling me in on what I missed. She'll start clapping to get my attention and then giggle like crazy when I look at her.

How To: Make and Freeze Homemade Baby Food {Pea Purée} | Taste As You Go

She's happy.

She's healthy.

So, despite the guilt, I must be doing something right.

How To: Use Pea Purée

What if you make and/or freeze a batch of pea purée and your baby decides he/she doesn't like it anymore? If you're left with a whole lot of pea purée in your freezer, here are some ways to use it up:

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