As my daughter celebrates her 6 month birthday, I realize that I’m currently the owner of my fifth stroller. There’s so much to consider when purchasing a stroller - where you typically walk, how well it fits in your car or on transit, where you’re going to store it, the age and size of your child, budget and more. It's hard to predict these things before you're actually living it with your baby. I didn’t know any of this prior to having my first child, and I’ve learned a lot through my ups and downs with each of my 5 strollers - including how ridiculously HARD and frustrating it is to clean event smallest stain or spill off of them. And don't even get me started on car seats.
Healthy Moms Blog
The Back To School marketing season is in full swing. For families with school-aged kids, the last few days of summer vacation are fraught with checklists, errands, snack food shopping, and pencil crayon sharpening anxiety to "be ready." Shopping for the kids’ fall and winter clothing is a big part of what we try to get done before that first school bell. I'd like to suggest that we all hold onto our horses (or canoe paddles, or water bottles) just a bit, and remember to breathe. Here are some kids’ clothing & style tips for Healthy Moms to keep in mind, when the cultural pull towards stress, excess, and impulsive overspending start to press on us:
I love a good energy ball recipe or labor-intensive, homemade cheddar cheese cracker, but with the dog days of summer drawing to an end, I would much rather be out enjoying the sun than home watching the oven while I make my very own strawberry-raspberry chia fruit roll ups. I have spent hours scouring the health food aisles to find the most natural and healthiest snack options and have put together a toddler-approved list of some of my favorite lunch-box friendly (read: nut free) snacks.
Four years ago, when I still felt undecided about whether or not I’d have a child of my own, I couldn’t resist purchasing a cookbook by Tyler Florence called “Start Fresh”, full of recipes for infants through to toddlers. I figured it was better to be prepared and why shouldn’t baby food be tasty?