When you hear the word "balm" it should trigger other words in your head like one-for-all, multi-tasking awesomeness, and untouchable. Have you found a balm that does that? I've found great alternatives to even my favorite petrolatum products (like Aquaphor- seems there's nothing it can't do), including Burt's Bees Res-Q Ointment which I discussed…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 30, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments
We are always on the go, and I don't like to pack so much "extra just-in-case of the apocalypse" gear. I don't enjoy those huge strollers that are the width of a regular adult, just to carry a teeny 9 lb. baby and take up loads of space in your car, in the aisle, on the sidewalk. (Yes, Bambina was an almost 9-pounder and is still happy in her 90th percentile range). So, I'm a big fan of baby wearing because it's easier for all of us…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 27, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments
We're bringing it back to the roots today; going Honduran meets Puerto Rican style. One reason I'm a super-excited-about-most-things-foodie type of person, is because I'm of half Korean half Irish/Polish mix. Another is that my husband is half Puerto Rican and half Honduran. Imagine the palate our kids have. So, what the heck do we eat for dinner? Easy, lots of rice. Lots of seasonings, with some non-healthy fried things in there, and more rice, are our favorites.
When I say…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 25, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Yeah, pump it up! If you're a child of the 80's like me (yes I'm a nerd, and a music nerd)- than this might be the first song that comes to mind and it's totally okay if you sing along:
But I wasn't really talking about that type of pumping it up- I'm talking about the working mom! The mom who's gotta nurse her baby even though she works 8-5, kind of pump-it-up. If you don't nurse, or have boobs, you can…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 23, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
I am from a family restaurant background but I'll never be a short order cook- never! I just don't believe in it and now my family can blame my folks. My parents owned and managed small restaurants that required tons of hard work, elbow grease, no vacations, zero free weekends, and lots of dish washing. But oh, did I eat well!
My dad took care of a steak house and my mom took care of a small fifteen table Korean restaurant- so any type of food I wanted, I could plead for, and…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 20, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
I like to say "round" instead of stage or trial, since we're in this for the long baby led weaning fight. We'll be patient and we'll be diligent in our efforts. I say "we" but it is really like a boxing match- it all depends on the other person (in this case: Bambina). Even though I'm being a rebel by skipping all the purees and cereals, I am taking the usual 3-4 days in between introducing new foods in case there are any funky allergic-like reactions.
Sillyboy, as an infant,…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on June 28, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments