Pre-baby, I was all about making things from scratch. Post-baby…. well I’m still kind of trying to cook the way I used to. I’ve got to admit, it’s not working out for me! Lately, my daughter likes to claw at my legs whenever I’m in the kitchen, which makes cooking a stressful job. In an… Continue reading Butternut Squash Enchiladas
When I was pregnant, one of the best things I did to prepare for our baby was to make a bunch of freezer meals. They really come in handy in the early newborn days, when you are too busy to cook. It’s also so wonderful to give your body comforting, nutritious food as you recover… Continue reading Freezer Meals for New Moms
As a breastfeeding, stay-at-home mom, I’d say my level of attachment to my baby is pretty high. As is hers to me! So far, she does not go to sleep in any other way but nursing, so I am 100% responsible for putting her down at night and for all her naps. In her seven… Continue reading Mommy Self-Talk
As a breastfeeding mom, I have the appetite of a marathon runner. While it’s a lovely change from the nine months I spent sick and barely eating while I was pregnant, it can get tricky to stay satisfied with a demanding little cutie to care for. These snacks/mini meals are great because you can throw… Continue reading 10 Best Vegan Snacks for Moms On-The-Go!
It’s easy to be a perfect parent, before you have a kid. Life before children is filled with opportunities to observe other families in action, and come up with a hypothetical list of dos and don’ts. Then along comes your own little munchkin and all those “I’ll never ….” testaments fly out the window. Some… Continue reading When you’re a less than perfect parent
When I was pregnant, there was no doubt in my mind; I wanted to breastfeed my baby. I had heard it could be hard, and I accepted that idea, but in a very vague and abstract way. I had seen women breastfeeding my whole life, what could really be SO difficult? Put baby to boob,… Continue reading Breastfeeding Lesson 1: It’s harder than it looks.
The last time I wrote, I was 18 weeks pregnant. Nearly a year has gone by, and I am now the proud mama of a 5 month old girl! I am still wrapping my head around that fact! I don’t even know where to begin with this blog. I just know I am so very… Continue reading I’m Back!!!
The fact that I am sitting in my 18 week photo is rather appropriate, as I have sluggish this week. The nausea came back; I want to say with a vengeance, but it probably just felt that way because I am so over it now. In truth, I am still feeling a lot better than… Continue reading Week 18
I wanted to bake during yesterday’s snowstorm, but we lost electricity! It was kind of nice to just slow down and not have anything to do all day. However, as soon as the power came back this morning, I went straight to work in the kitchen. My favorite thing about baking? Getting to enjoy the… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
When I look at myself in the mirror now, I see a pregnant mom, and it feels wonderful. I tend to smile at myself a little with a sense of peace and joy – tinged with a little disbelief, and mentally say “hi little girl,” to my daughter growing in my now obvious belly. I… Continue reading Week 17