The Thinest Silver Lining On The Darkest Stormy Cloud

We were in a hurry. I zipped up her raincoat, and held her hand as we walked out the door. I was fumbling with the keys, readjusting the overflowing diaper bag, and trying to keep up with my now speed walking toddler. I can see her barreling down the corridor toward the driveway, I swear I could see her smile…

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Toddler Tummy Tea Latte

It’s just plain sad when a baby has an upset stomach. Whether they are stopped up or the opposite, it can be so hard to figure out what your baby needs. Last week we had been fighting constipation. And we finally found out that the only thing that worked for our girl was Chia seeds. Well, they ended up giving…

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WHAT DO I FEED A ONE YEAR OLD?!

Congratulations! Your baby is now one, so what the &%!@ do you feed her? I had (and still have) major anxiety about what to feed Ruby. I grew up at the height of the processed and packaged food industry. The food world has changed drastically since the 80s, and I felt unprepared to be in charge of a brand new…

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BIRTHDAY BLUES

In two weeks I’m throwing a birthday party for a one year old. Her name is Ruby, and she’s my daughter. Maybe it’s because she’s my first child, but I don’t know how a Mom is supposed to navigate a child’s first birthday. I’m an emotional mess. Tonight as I was rocking her to sleep, I realized that she would…

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