Re-entering the ring: Stella the Spella!

Just a few small updates for now. Stella can spell her name and delights in doing so. I'm extremely proud of her, as you can imagine. I suspect she'll start spelling other words soon. She's making a habit of quickly rattling off the letters in the words she sees. I have to say that it's… Continue reading Re-entering the ring: Stella the Spella!

Proud of my veggie rebel

One of the many reasons to shop at PCC (Natural Markets), besides tons of carefully selected fresh, local organic produce? Their Kid Fruit Program, described on their website as "Free fruit for kids! Kids ages 12 and under can choose a free serving of a fruit or vegetable to eat while their parents shop. Kids… Continue reading Proud of my veggie rebel

All atwitter about bread, cheese, and other foods toddlers sometimes forget to reject

Stella's best buddy is a sweetie-pie of a kid who sits peacefully in his high chair (or even a shopping cart) for long stretches. He is breastfed. He happily and without urging will eat anything that his very dedicated and health- and eco-conscious mom puts in front of him. He'll use a toothpick to precisely… Continue reading All atwitter about bread, cheese, and other foods toddlers sometimes forget to reject

Confident mom interview #2: Jennifer of Sweet Futility

I'd like to introduce you to my cousin Jennifer. There are a few things you should know about her. First off, she's really, really smart. Or as they say in Massachusetts, where she lives and where I'm from, "wicked smaht." Like, she could've gone to Harvard. But didn't choose to. Which brings me to my… Continue reading Confident mom interview #2: Jennifer of Sweet Futility

Let them eat sugar

I took newly 17-month-old Stella out for ice cream last week. Just me and her. There was no special occasion other than "mama needs ice cream NOW."  We headed out on foot at around 7pm to sneak in our treat before her 7:30 bath (which, of course, didn't happen until 7:45). On the "walk" home,… Continue reading Let them eat sugar