Thankfulness and Gratitude

November is synonymous with Thanksgiving here in the U.S. And while I think most “woke” people have decided that we don’t celebrate a false narrative of Pilgrims and Natives peacefully breaking bread, I do think it’s a great time to pause and reflect on what we are thankful and grateful for in our lives. For me, it’s the support and acceptance we have gotten from … Continue reading Thankfulness and Gratitude

Going From Bottle to Solid

Sometimes people wonder how others went from formula/breastmilk to solids, so I just wanted to make a short post about what it looked like for us. Bottles (he was formula fed) Around 4 months with approval from pediatrician to start food: Morning bottle, afternoon bottle, 4oz of baby food for dinner with smaller bottle, night bottle + middle of the night bottle Around 6 months: … Continue reading Going From Bottle to Solid

How The Heck Do You Feed Toddlers?!

Feeding a toddler is full time job. I honestly feel like most of what we’re doing these days is either feeding our child or planning what and when he’ll be eating next. It seriously takes up so much of my cognitive space; especially because we never had any real time-based eating habits prior to him being around, so it’s not like we’re feeding ourselves at … Continue reading How The Heck Do You Feed Toddlers?!

“Take A Deep Breath” and Other Tantrum Tools

Believe it or not, L was already arching his back in protest by the time he was three months old. One of his first forms of communication with us was a grunt of protest. He’d ball up his firsts and puff out air. People refused to believe me when I would tell stories of my angry little baby, but it was true. His mind was … Continue reading “Take A Deep Breath” and Other Tantrum Tools

Yeah, I’m THAT Parent Who Made Their Own Baby Food…

And honestly, you can too. I know. I know. Making your own baby food sounds unnecessarily bougie as hell. It sounds like making your own soap or making your own dog treats or something. Sure, one can do it, but why make something that is so readily available? It also seems like way too much extra work. But the reality is that neither of those … Continue reading Yeah, I’m THAT Parent Who Made Their Own Baby Food…

I Think We May Have Jumped the Gun

Having two dogs and an infant combined with two sleep-deprived adults can often lead to ridiculous things. The road trip was one of them….this is yet another. I don’t remember exactly when this happened. I just remember that L had been moved to his own room but was still waking up a few times a night, so let’s say around 6 months. Like I said, … Continue reading I Think We May Have Jumped the Gun