Beaba : Fun with baby food

One of my favorite milestones in babyhood is starting solids. There’s nothing more gratifying (for me) than making food and filling my babies tummy. Full disclosure, both my children are very excited eaters. With Cam I used the stovetop steamer and an immersion blender. This works just fine. However, receiving and trying the Beaba Babycook read more…

October Meals

Happy October! October is my favorite month, in part because Halloween is my favorite holiday but equally because I love pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin scones, pumpkin soup- it’s all delicious. Pumpkin and other gourds, like acorn squash and kabocha squash are incredibly healthy and nutritious. They are fibrous, loaded with beta-carotene, (form of vitamin A) read more…

Book of the Week: Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

  “While gathering the ingredients for her grandmother’s “thunder cake,” a young girl begins to overcome her fear of storms.” Thunder Cake makes for a fantastic rainy day activity! This book is so interesting because it’s a true story written and illustrated by the author about her fear of storms growing up. It also includes read more…

Book of the Week: Jamberry by Bruce Degen

  “Hatberry Shoeberry In my canoeberry Under the bridge And over the dam Looking for berries Berries for jam They’re off…a boy and an endearing, rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of berries. And their adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.” Jamberry is a classic! It’s so fun read more…

Book of the Week: The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman

“Peter wants only milk, Lucy won’t settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the Peters household brings a new demand for a special meal. What’s a mother to do? Even though Mrs. Peters picks, peels, strains, scrapes, poaches, fries, and kneads, the requests for special foods read more…