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    Crying Over Milk: The Unexpected Sadness of Weaning

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    Wow.  Ela is 11-months-old. When did that happen?! She started off as a 5lb peanut and suddenly she is a crawling/standing/cruising 15lb butterball! This week’s post isn’t really food-related.  But definitely nourishment-related.  I’ve made the decision to stop nursing in a month. I can’t tell you how mixed-up I am over this decision.  I thought…

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    Ela’s Eggs: Healthy Finger Food for Babies

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    Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season. We’ve recovered, knock wood, from various tummy bugs and colds. Yay! I am not only appreciative of everyone’s health, but very happy to get back to cooking and feeding my babies good food (Saltines and Pedialyte get pretty old fast). For Ela, who…

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    Ginger to the Rescue: Using Spices to Boost Baby’s Immunity & Soothe Tummies

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    My babies are sick. 😦 In fact, my whole family got sick this past week. Ela, who just turned 9-months, has been battling a cold and chest congestion, while Kirina, 3-years, got nailed with the stomach bug. My poor husband (who shouldered most of the cleaning-up and rescue duty because he 1) has a stronger…

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    Just say no to bland baby food!

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    Is your little one on a “no” streak? A good friend of mine recently asked me how to get her little one to be more adventurous with his tastes.  He started solids recently and would only eat bland veggies out of a jar.  Frustrating indeed.  As a new mother it is always exciting when you…

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    Happy Halloween! How About Some Pumpkin For Your Little Pumpkin?

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    Hello everyone, Happy Halloween! It’s the best day ever! Or, well, one of the best days ever. 🙂  I am, and always have been obsessed with Halloween.  I love everything about it…the dressing up, the decorations, lights, pumpkin picking/carving, and most of all, trick-or-treating.  In fact, I love it so much I’ve been waiting for…

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    Happy Diwali! Festive Foods for Baby and Family

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    Hi Everyone, Wow, what a busy month it has been!  A lot of cooking, feeding and writing….and celebrating!  It’s Diwali folks! Diwali décor at my toddler’s pre-school Diwali is a festival of lights and is one of the biggest Hindu celebrations that happens every Fall.  The celebrations last for 4-5 days.  Without getting into super…

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    Nourish Your Baby, Nourish Your Soul

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    Hello Everyone, Wow, what a truly amazing few weeks it has been! Ela has been eating solids now for a week or so. I think I’m in baby food heaven! Yes, I have a thing for baby food. I seek out farm stands and gather the best pears, peaches and apples (what’s in season here…

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    Baby’s First Applesauce: Four Ways to Spice it Up

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    Hello Everyone, Apple season is here! Fall has to be one of my favorite times of the year. And it’s perfect that Ela is starting solids right now because she gets to munch on freshly picked apples.  Farm to highchair! As I learned with Kirina, applesauce is one of the easiest meals to make at…

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    Ela’s First Spoonful! Find out what it was…

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    Hi Everyone! Ela getting ready for her first bites! Finally!! The moment is here! Ela turned six-months-old this past week and we got the official clearance from her pediatrician to start solids. YAY! Oh the pediatrician.  Ok, before I mildly rant about anything, I want you to know that I love this office.  They are…

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    Teething Ice Cream and Other Natural Teething Remedies from Around the World

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    Hello everyone! This week we are talking about little Ela: Ela! Nearly six-months old and almost ready for real food (not that breast-milk isn’t real, but seriously, how long can you live on this liquid stuff? Poor Ela is reaching for food on the table and we are sneaking her some nibbles and tastes here…

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