Remember how I told you guys that I love food? I do. If I could eat for a living I'd gladly take on that opportunity (move aside Guy Fieri). Cooking is my escape zone. I love sticking to my Italian roots, but also enjoy stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying new recipes. A few weeks ago on my Instagram stories I shared what I was making for dinner - butternut squash pasta. My husband isn't the biggest fan of soups (which is really sad because I LOVE soup), so I was trying to think of a different way to use up the squash. I began looking online for some inspiration and came across a photo of butternut squash pasta sauce. Yum!! I decided to recreate this dish and pretty much
My husband and I have been together for over 10 years. We met when we were young, in college and had zero responsibilities. Like most couples, we've been through a lot and I've decided to dedicate an entire series here on the blog to our relationship. Let's start at.. well, the beginning. It was around this time in 2007 when Kyle and I first met. He added me to Facebook (yes - we met on Facebook) and I had no idea who he was except that we had some mutual friends. I was told that he saw a picture of me and thought I was pretty cute, so I decided to accept his friend request to see if he was pretty cute too. He was. We spoke for a few weeks but since he was away for college we decided
We are a couple of weeks in from introducing solids to our daughter and I'm happy to report that the transition is going over well! As I mentioned in Part 1 of this post, we began by giving my daughter Brown Rice Cereal. She absolutely loves it! In fact, she loves it so much that she baths in it. I now understand why parents choose to undress their children when it's meal time - things get messy! If the spoon isn't in her mouth, her bib, hands, thumb or highchair straps will be. No matter how hard we try, our daughter always manages to get food anywhere and everywhere. Yesterday we found a bit of pureed carrots up her nose and she didn't eat carrots yesterday... #parentingfail After
It wasn't until recently that I began to struggle with the concept of time. Yes, I know that there are 24 hours in a days, 7 days in a week... blah blah blah... but no matter how many hours are in a day and regardless of the amount of days in a week, I can't seem to keep up with the clock! Everyone struggles with it in their own way, but I'm having a love-hate relationship with time these days and I'm sure all you moms out there can relate. Time is a struggle no matter how many kids you have or what age they are. It's something that all moms (and dads too) have in common - the challenge with time is a never-ending battle. Here's what I mean: There's never enough time. You can be
I do my best thinking in the shower. Don't we all? It's calming, warm, and a place where you can be alone (or not...). While I was debating on whether or not to wash my hair today (I opted to continue sporting my 4-day dirty hair by the way) I was reminiscing about life before baby and how things have changed... Remember your life pre-baby? Remember when you had freedom? Remember when you only had to worry about you, yourself and... you? Life before and after baby are so incredibly different and here's some of the many ways how my life (and probably yours) has changed... Then - showering was a part of your morning routine. Now- When you're trying to remember when you last
Over the weekend, my husband and I decided to introduce solids to our daughter. She's almost 6 months old and has been showing interest in food. Whenever we're enjoying our dinner, she looks up at us and opens her mouth expecting to have taste. It's heart breaking, really. This weening process is obviously one that we've never never experienced as new parents. It's not as simple as just giving your baby mashed up carrots - there's actually a lot more to it than that! This is an entire process that takes time and every family chooses to introduce solids differently. I thought that I could take this as an opportunity to invite you on this journey with us! Surely, we can't be the only
I can hardly believe that my daughter will be 6 months old in two weeks! Time has flown by so quickly and I can't help but think that in another 6 months, I'll have a one year old! These past 6 months have changed my life in the best way I could have ever imagined. It hasn't always been easy but it's definitely been rewarding. So, to celebrate my daughters 6 months of life, I thought it'd be appropriate to reminisce and share how she was brought into this world. I was officially 41 weeks pregnant when I was induced. During my entire pregnancy, I was convinced that A) I was having a boy and B) that my baby would arrive early. Neither of those predictions came to fruition so at last...
While scrolling through my Instagram yesterday, I came across a post from one of my favourite foodie's out there... Laura Vitale. Laura is best known for her delicious recipes that she shares on her Youtube Channel "Laura in the Kitchen" and I've been following her for years. Recently, Laura became a mom and yesterday, she shared a post (see below) that made me pause and think. "We are attached at the hip and it's the best thing in the world. I read something yesterday that totally explained how I've felt throughout these 9 months. From the time I was in my second trimester, I was constantly told of the negative things to come. Example, "oh just you wait until you're 9 months then