May 15, 2017 There was no thinking involved. It had to be done. It was so simple in execution that it seemed like that was indeed the most appropriate response to the contextual triggers of that moment. It wasn’t like I was sitting there looking at those round crackers hatching my devilish plans.
Two seconds of inverted lips curved with displeasure, eyes staring at me, ready to tear, as if pleading, as if silently protesting, as if having given up her faith in me to make her world always shine bright with hugs and kisses, and having lost all hope in the humanity of a mother, she lets… Read More The Exciting Journey of Solid Foods
Almost every parent can attest to the innumerable tactics, strategies, threats, rewards, and/or punishment that naturally dovetail our parenting styles. I don’t care what you name your particular style of parenting – whether you are a helicopter, free-range, no-range, authoritarian, authoritative, laissez-faire or
Most women I know, including myself, start out with the intention of wanting to breastfeed their babies. While this indeed becomes a reality for many, for several others these intentions become challenging catalysts for disappointment and depression, and a post partum phase that should otherwise be joyous after the birth of one’s baby, becomes stressful,… Read More What you really need in a first-time baby registry – Part 3 (*Breastfeeding edition)
Toddler J or TJ is going to turn 17 months young next week and already he is a nonstop bundle of energy who only stops his active learning and engagement during sleep times. At all other times, he is either on his toes walking or running around inspecting things, pulling things and putting them back,… Read More Adventures of a boy wonder – The Food Chronicles
Day before yesterday, Aaron made pasta with ground turkey sauce for dinner. He and I were going to eat that while I made J his usual mashed brown rice-lentil mix. I decided that I would feed him some pasta to slowly get him introduced to normal everyday food but also kept his rice meal on… Read More My baby is growing up: Feeding and Eating Independently
Baby J is no longer a little baby even though he will always be one to me. He is a little toddler now, finessing his toddling skills and becoming a stronger walker every day. Here are some updates about my little darling: He has become extremely fussy about eating. I feed him brown rice with… Read More What is happening with little J now at 14 months: Food
Yesterday, my baby had his first ‘solid’ food. I bought Gerber’s Organic Brown Rice Cereal after doing a little bit of research. I was concerned about the levels of arsenic in brown rice in general and in baby food in particular but upon reading further and making sure that we only feed him one serving… Read More Baby Starting Solids