To Baby-Led Wean or Spoon Feed...That is the Question

To Baby-Led Wean or Spoon Feed...That is the Question

My baby food cook book Spoonfed – Real Food for Real Babies incorporates lots of ideas for baby food purees so I get asked a lot about where I stand on the method of baby-led weaning.  Baby-led weaning is essentially the practice of offering baby whole solid foods straight from the family table and chopping or mashing into pieces appropriately sized for baby’s stage of eating and letting them go to town and feed themselves rather than spoon feeding them.

Soups and Sweaters

Soups and Sweaters

Whoa!  Are the holidays really over…that fast?  All that work, cooking, cleaning, buying, tree or other significant symbol of celebration assembly efforts, decorating inside and outside, holiday parties, holiday lunches, family get togethers, eggnog and peppermint flavoured everything…is all gone?  YES!!  IT’S ALL GONE…isn’t it bliss?!?  

The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West

Welcome to the year 2016 friends!  If you’re reading this I take it you’ve made it through the holidays and Santa’s fulfillment of your children’s dreams.  Or maybe you weren’t privy to the secret repartee Billy had with mall Santa so your good intentions fell a little short of the perfect Christmas morning?

Associate Domestic Engineer

Associate Domestic Engineer

My youngest son is just about 6 so we figured it was time to teach him the value and relationship of how work produces money and how money can buy stuff you want.  We wanted to demonstrate how much work it takes to collect enough money to buy that ever elusive Golden Ninjago Lego. 

Starlight Blogger Award

Starlight Blogger Award

Well little old me, the one taking baby ant steps towards my goal, has just been nominated for the Starlight Blogger Award!!  A big thanks to Dawn and Rachel from Meals Our Kids Love for the nomination!  It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your fantastic website that takes the guess work out of what the heck to make the family to eat today…and every day for that matter!

One Step Closer to Fabulous

One Step Closer to Fabulous

Does your toddler ever interrupt your morning grooming rituals by barging in to the washroom to observe your transformation from ok to one step closer to fabulous?  Mine does.  “What’s that you’re putting on your eyes?”  “Why do you do that”?  “Why is your hair curly some days and straight other days?”