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Banana Blueberry Custard Muffins

Banana Blueberry Custard Muffins

These are delicious dairy free, gluten free on-the-go breakfasts with no added sugar. Just mix them up, bake them, freeze them, and store them in freezer bags for a fast, healthy meal. And the best part is, they’re simple to make! These are also great for baby led weaning. Start by greasing a muffin tin […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homemade Trail Mix

Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great snack for back-to-school, and making your own can save you a lot of money! Here’s how I make mine: Start with 3 cups of granola and 2 cups of Cheerios. Add 1 cup dried cranberries  and 1 cup raisins (or 2 cups of either). Mix in 2 cups of unsalted […]

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, […]

Slow Cooker Ribs

Slow Cooker Ribs

These are SO good (for the whole family!) and so easy! Prep time is about 5 minutes. Grease a crockpot and line the bottom with 2 cups chopped onion (I use the frozen, pre-chopped onions for faster prep). Place 3-4 pounds of boneless pork ribs on top of the onions. Sprinkle pork with ½ tsp […]

6-8 Month Recipes

6-8 Month Recipes

*Food combinations are fantastic, but always try to have your baby taste the food by itself before mixing it in a combination. *Always wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before cooking. *You can use a baby food maker, food processor, or blender to puree. I use the Cuisinart Baby and love it. It even comes […]

Lesson 58: Tips on storing your homemade baby food

Lesson 58: Tips on storing your homemade baby food

When I first started making baby food, I purchased a bunch of little storage bowls like these and these. And I thought I was being clever because they were so much cheaper than the ones I found in my local stores. What I soon discovered was, not only were they an unnecessary expense, but they […]

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 […]

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