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On firsts and falafel.

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in babies and eating, baby and greek food, baby first milestones, baby's first falafel | 4 comments

During Ryan’s almost-11-month life (WHAT?!), he has hit many milestones. Moments that took my breath away. Moments that filled me with pride. Moments that made me happier than I ever thought possible. You know what I’m talking about: His first smile, the first time he rolled over, his first word, the first time he clapped to mimic us. We may...

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He doesn’t like food this week.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in babies and eating, babies and purees, homemade baby food, homemade pureed baby food, making our own baby food, my kid won't eat purees | 10 comments

I had this whole plan about how I was going to tell you allllll about how Mike and I make all of Ryan’s food. How every other Sunday, we attempt (usually unsuccessfully) to put Ryan down for a nap so that we can tear our kitchen apart with all sorts of peeling, slicing, chopping, steaming and pureeing. Potatoes cooked with onions and butter. And...

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Teething biscuits are awesome. And gross.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in babies and eating, babies and teeth, first time trying teething biscuits, teething biscuits | 7 comments

When it comes to food, my kid is something of a prima donna. Ryan looooves food. He’d eat all day if he could. As long as YOU fed him with a spoon. But at 9 months old, he is completely disinterested in feeding himself. A piece of bread? A puff? Nope and nope. He looks at bite-sized pieces of food the way you might eye a purple orangutang conducting...

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Dinner time is different with a kid.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2011 in babies and dinner time, babies and eating, new mom | 7 comments

Once upon a time (9 months ago), dinner was a big deal in our home. In fact, our entire day danced around the topic. In the morning, Mike would plant the seed. “Whatcha feel like for dinny?” (Interpretation: What would you like for dinner tonight?) He’d throw out a few options: Stuffed chicken? Homemade mac n’ cheese? Pasta with sausage? Something on the...

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On pride and sippy cups.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in babies and eating, learning to use a sippy cup, new mom, sippy cup | 1 comment

In my eight-plus months as a mom, I’ve experienced many rewarding moments. Moments that have made me clap my hands and cheer. Moments that have made me tear up, thinking I might burst with pride. But yesterday was extra-special. Yesterday, we entered a whole new territory. A territory bursting with independence, self-sufficiency. Oh, hello there,...

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