Month: October 2012

happy Halloween and…a new sister blog!

Happy Halloween everyone!  I will make this short and sweet.  Before I was a parent, excessive baby chatter really made me glaze over.  I get it.  Just for fun and to spare my non-parent readers, I’ve created a new blog, just for parents. It is called 1 Veggie Mom, of course, and you can view it here. **Update, 1 Veggie Mom has been disabled. Of course, I can’t let Halloween go by without sharing a picture of my little pumpkin.  Here is a teaser.  You can see more on my new blog.  I hope you will become a subscriber of 1 Veggie Mom!  If not, don’t worry.  I’ll still be posting here as well.

make your very own organic baby food

I don’t know about you, but I think feeding babies is way more complex than one would think before actually becoming a parent.  Breastfeed or not?  Which formula?  How often?  Breastfeed AND formula?  Is he/she getting enough?  Is he/she getting too much?  Milk allergy.  Soy allergy.  Reflux. Organic?  When do I start solids?  Veggies first?  Fruit first? Seriously.  If I’ve learned anything, it is that you just go with your instincts.  Family will tell you one thing. Books will tell you another.  Online articles and posts will make you want to give your child a bottle until he/she is twelve when you read about what can happen if there is an allergy issue.  Doctors will give you the facts, but they aren’t with your child all day long.  The one who knows best is you.  So, just go with it. In my case, I was able to breastfeed part-time.  Anderson had a milk protein allergy, so I had to completely give up dairy and change his formula.  I am a working mom, so when I …