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Delicious and Easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Delicious and Easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken

In the days preceding and throughout Amazon Prime Day, there were a few deals on Instant Pots. Several of my friends took advantage of the sales and bought their very first IP, and I even bought a new one to replace the one I ruined by pouring chicken broth in it without the liner. Oops. […]

Cheesy Spinach Pasta – Great for BLW!

Cheesy Spinach Pasta – Great for BLW!

This is a yummy recipe for the whole family (though I add a little salt for the adults), but it’s also a fast and easy recipe for baby-led weaning. One batch will feed your baby all week long! Or in the case of double babies, it will still last several days! Here’s what you need: […]

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash

This recipe is so delicious! I made it primarily for the babies and they loved it, but it’s also flavorful enough for the whole family. Plus, as a family of 5, we were able to eat on this for a couple of days. Here’s what you need: 5ish lb squash unsalted butter brown sugar salt […]

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

We tried whole apples tonight and it was….interesting. They’ve had cooked apples before, so they were soft and easy for them to negotiate. But whole, hard, large apples were a tough new experiment for them. I took bites all around their apples so they could have a place to grip, and a place to bite. […]

Lesson 89: Baby-Led Weaning First Foods

Lesson 89: Baby-Led Weaning First Foods

Even though we had planned to wait until 6 months to begin any solids, S showed all the readiness signs around 4.5 months. By 5 months, I listened to his signs, rather than the books. I knew I wanted to to do Baby-Led Weaning with my twin boys, but we started with loaded spoons of […]

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

I don’t think I would have been comfortable doing Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) with my oldest son because I was worried about everything—too much, really. I’m much more relaxed this time around, which I hear is pretty normal. I don’t know if I should attribute it to not being a first time mom, or to having […]

Lesson 59: Things we made fun of, then couldn’t live without

Lesson 59: Things we made fun of, then couldn’t live without

Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play.  I knew we would be keeping J in our room for the first few months, so we purchased a pack and play, knowing we’d get plenty of use out of it while traveling, and could also use it in our bedroom for him to sleep. Bassinets are cute and all, […]

Lesson 56: Be creative with your purees

Lesson 56: Be creative with your purees

I bought a book on making baby food in the beginning, but then quickly realized that it wasn’t necessary because there are a lot of websites that answer questions and offer free recipes and ideas. Some of these sites are Nurturebaby, Homemade Baby Food Recipes, Weelicious, and Wholesome Baby Food. Wholesome Baby Food offers a handy […]

Yummy Cheesy Lasagna

Yummy Cheesy Lasagna

Lasagana is an easily freezable meal, and this recipe is yummy! I always make a double batch when I make it–one to serve for dinner and one to freeze for later. If you only want to make one (which, why??), you can just half this recipe. You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef […]

Lesson 14: Prepare food and freeze it before baby arrives

Lesson 14: Prepare food and freeze it before baby arrives

Something that helped me tremendously during the immediate weeks after my baby was born was having 2 freezers full of pre-prepared meals. I made a list of what I wanted to prepare in December, started purchasing the dry and frozen groceries I would need in January (this allowed me to spread out the extra food […]

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