Baby-Led Weaning: What you need to know from 2 moms who are living it

are you looking to start weaning your baby? wondering how to start your baby on solids? Try baby-led weaning for fast and fun results. perfect for the lazy #momlife. #blw how to wean a baby. great resource for advice on giving a baby food and when to start introducing solids.
are you looking to start weaning your baby? wondering how to start your baby on solids? Try baby-led weaning for fast and fun results. perfect for the lazy #momlife. #blw how to wean a baby. great resource for advice on giving a baby food and when to start introducing solids.
are you looking to start weaning your baby? wondering how to start your baby on solids? Try baby-led weaning for fast and fun results. perfect for the lazy #momlife. #blw how to wean a baby. great resource for advice on giving a baby food and when to start introducing solids.
Are you looking for an easy and fun way to feed your baby? Sick of spoon feeding that slimy mush into an unexcited baby mouth? Please consider trying BLW!  It's an absolutely savior for a lazy parent.  I've partnered up with Jayne from The Unstoppable Mama to show you what real life baby-led weaning is like!

We talk about blw starter foods, reasons for trying blw, choking and even the comments other people feel they need to make! Pretty much everything you need to know to get started with baby-led weaning.

If you're looking for more info, I've written a couple other posts on the topic:

Before we get too far, I just wanted to mention that Jayne is living my former dream life!  She has two babies, 10 months apart, and is expecting their 3rd, making it 3 under 3!  I always wanted a huge family with our babies 11-18 months apart each.  Now that we have a girl and a boy, we've decided we're good with that.  However, I do still envy the bigger families!

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9 Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers

The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!
The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!

For most of us, the holidays can get pretty stressful.  With all the parties and events to attend, shopping there is to do, and planning to coordinate, we end up feeling anxious and run down.  Not at all joyous and relaxed as the word holiday is meant to imply.  A huge part of the festive season is eating.  Everywhere we turn there's food to be tasted.  You probably have obligations to bring a dish or two to a certain event.  Let me ease some of your stress by suggesting some Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers.

All of these ideas are so simple you'll be left wondering why you've been spending your time making boring cheese balls and basic bruschetta as your go-to Holiday Appetizers.

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The Most Delicious Holiday Leftovers Round Up in 2020

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

It's here already!  No, not my latest amazon parcel.  Although that was pretty exciting, too.  I'm talking about the final post of my September Christmas Series!!  Wow did that month go by fast.  Meaning, our new baby is due to arrive, like, any time.  EEK!  Okay, before I get sidetracked with onesies and little hats, let's talk about Holiday Leftovers.

Yep, this week we're talkin' food.  And oh. em. gee. let me tell ya, I had a helluva time staying on task when I was doing this round up.  Do you know how freakin' awesome food bloggers are at photography?!  Seriously.  If the recipe is good, there's no need to torture us with the tantalizing pictures.  Not to mention the drool on my laptop.  Oops.

Lucky for you, I'm sharing all those photos here!  Don't worry, I won't judge if your tongue hangs out the whole time and your phone screen ends up soaking wet.

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A Pregnant Mom’s Guide to Freezer Meals in 2020

In my constant battle to get ahead for the arrival of our new baby, I've put together a list of easy freezer meals to prepare while nesting. Stock your freezer so you don't have to cook or grocery shop when that new baby comes home! Get ahead for the next busy time in your life. Or just have some meals in the freezer for those evenings when you really don't feel like cooking. Working mom? Even better reason to make a day of prepping some meals. Here's a nice list of some freezer meal ideas, as well as a few tips to make everything go smoothly for you. Enjoy your supper even more when you don't have to slave away all day to eat it! One afternoon can yield over 20 meals! Make extra when you're cooking up your favourites to throw in the freezer for an effortless meal prep. hampersandhiccups.com. homemaking. food. lifestyle. cooking. freezer meals. meal prep. meal planning In my constant battle to get ahead for the arrival of our new baby, I've put together a list of easy freezer meals to prepare while nesting. Stock your freezer so you don't have to cook or grocery shop when that new baby comes home! Get ahead for the next busy time in your life. Or just have some meals in the freezer for those evenings when you really don't feel like cooking. Working mom? Even better reason to make a day of prepping some meals. Here's a nice list of some freezer meal ideas, as well as a few tips to make everything go smoothly for you. Enjoy your supper even more when you don't have to slave away all day to eat it! One afternoon can yield over 20 meals! Make extra when you're cooking up your favourites to throw in the freezer for an effortless meal prep. hampersandhiccups.com. homemaking. food. lifestyle. cooking. freezer meals. meal prep. meal planning In my constant battle to get ahead for the arrival of our new baby, I've put together a list of easy freezer meals to prepare while nesting. Stock your freezer so you don't have to cook or grocery shop when that new baby comes home! Get ahead for the next busy time in your life. Or just have some meals in the freezer for those evenings when you really don't feel like cooking. Working mom? Even better reason to make a day of prepping some meals. Here's a nice list of some freezer meal ideas, as well as a few tips to make everything go smoothly for you. Enjoy your supper even more when you don't have to slave away all day to eat it! One afternoon can yield over 20 meals! Make extra when you're cooking up your favourites to throw in the freezer for an effortless meal prep. hampersandhiccups.com. homemaking. food. lifestyle. cooking. freezer meals. meal prep. meal planning

As you know, we're expecting our second baby in 6 (and a half) short weeks.  I've also mentioned that I'm doing as much as I can to get ahead, prepare for the holidays, and be organized.  Part of this is freezer meals!  Bonus if they're Crock Pot meals!

While I love having freezer meals stocked at all times, it is even more important now with a baby on the way.  Not to mention I'll have a 17 month old to chase after.

Hubby doesn't mind cooking, but I'd rather have the time he's home spent with our family than in the kitchen.  So, this weekend marked my first round of freezer meals.

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