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Feed Me

Starting solids makes meal times a whole new adventure. Watching your baby experience new sights, smells and TASTE is so much fun.  We chose to make our own food for a few reasons.

 1.  It is way cheaper than buying jars.

2. It seemed healthier.

3. It isn’t nearly as hard or as time-consuming as you think it will be.

All you need is a food processor or this cool baby food maker by Beaba and some ice-cube trays all available at Williams Sonoma. 

Here are some of our favorite recipes:

(Of course be sure they are appropriate for the age and stage of your baby)

Most homemade recipes can last in the fridge for three days, but always double-check.

Super Easy Banana Oatmeal

1 Banana

1 Cup Oats

Make oats as directed with water.

Mash Banana with a fork

Mix oats and Bananas together!

Easy Chicken Salad

1 Chicken Breast

Handful of Spinach leaves

1/4 Cup applesauce

Boil chicken until thoroughly cooked.  Shred chicken and spinach using food processor. Mix with applesauce and serve!

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

(This one is adapted from the WS Baby and Toddler cookbook)

1/2 Cup Arborio rice

1 1/2 Cup veggie stock or water

1 tsp unsalted butter

1/2 Cup butternut squash or pumpkin puree using food processor

Pinch cinnamon

Cook rice according to directions on the box.  Stir in butter, puree and nutmeg.  If needed you can add more water or process to the right consistency.  Serve at room temperature.


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Super First Birthday

The first birthday party is a HUGE deal. I know several mom’s who spend months planning. While I think the first party for your little one is a big deal, its important not to go too overboard.  (I mean, think of all the pressure to top last years’ birthday party each year…a girl could go broke doing that)!  Well, a couple of weeks ago we went to the most adorable SUPERMAN themed party for my nephew Rees and I think it was the ideal first party.  My very talented sister in-law planned it perfectly:  outdoors on a beautiful day in Nashville, plenty of activities for all the kids, AND the perfect party favor…

The birthday boy and his mom

Smash cake for the birthday boy (a must have)!

Handmade Superhero photo op!

And my favorite part, handmade superhero capes for all the kids!

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