Activities for Babies: Stacking Cups

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Baby toys are fantastic, but I find that everyday household objects can also be used to create highly engaging activities for babies! Emma’s favorite baby toy was a clear plastic shampoo bottle – she loved to watch the air bubble go up and down! Anna saw these cups that were left over from Johnny’s birthday […]

Birth Stories and Identity

Having my first baby was easy – to the extent that having a baby can be easy. I can’t say the same of the other three. Pregnancies got easier with each child; actually delivering the child got harder. The contrast – which many people have felt the need to point out to me, most frustratingly […]

Reading with Babies and Board Books for Babies

It’s never too early to introduce a baby to books! Seven-month-old Anna has a basket of board books at our house, and she LOVES them! Here are a few things I’ve learned about reading with babies: Have fun! Babyhood is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be appreciated as a comedian. Every baby I know adores it […]

Making Baby Food!

I’ve been making baby food for years, but this past week it’s been really fun thanks to the NUK FreshFoods Cook-n-Blend Baby Food Maker, which I was sent to review by Moms Meet. I’ve never owned a baby food maker before, but the idea of a machine that could both steam and puree baby food […]

RSV and Keeping Kids Healthy

I’ve been thinking a lot about keeping my family healthy lately! January brought a stomach bug and strep throat to our house – it’s just that time of year. I wrote about RSV before, and I’m talking about it again because it’s a topic that I really want to raise awareness of. In most people, […]