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Small Bites | Holiday Cookies for the Family

December 15, 2015

Small Bites | Holiday Cookies for the Family

Happy Holidays! This is one of our favorite times of the year...full of family gatherings, thoughtful gifts, delicious food and best of all - yummy desserts! Baking cookies and sharing them with our loved ones is a tradition in many families, including ours. We've pulled together a list of our favorite holiday cookie recipes. Maybe you'll even find a new one to try this year! Gingerbread Men These cookies are a holiday favorite! It’s a rich and flavorful recipe that you can cut into any shape. Once cooled from the over, invite the kids to help decorate them!   Chocolate Chip...


Keeping Baby Safe

November 17, 2015

Keeping Baby Safe

After about 7 months or so, your baby will start crawling and eventually graduate to walking. This is also when their curiosity peaks and they seem to get (or try to get) into everything they can reach.  To prevent any accidents or injuries from happening, you'll need to baby proof your home...but still make it livable for the rest of the family. The key is to put yourself in the baby's shoes and visualize how they see things at floor level. Don't be afraid to get down and crawl around your house. Here's a rundown of the most common household hazards...


Small Bites | Blackberry Banana Puree

October 28, 2015

Small Bites | Blackberry Banana Puree

By making your baby or toddler's food at home, you can avoid the added preservatives while controlling the fruit, veggies and meats that are going into your child's body. It also allows you to play around with the ingredients and really get creative. We've seen more and more parents starting to jump onto the homemade food bandwagon. So by popular demand, we're creating a new series of food related blog posts that we've named "Small Bites". Our first recipe is a staff favorite - Blackberry Banana Puree.  ​The antioxidant-rich blackberries make a beautiful deep-purple puree that tends to be slightly tart....


Baby's First Winter

March 09, 2015

Baby's First Winter

As we approach the end of winter, nature usually throws in a few extra snow days. For those of us in the colder parts of the country, this is the time where we all crave a warm tropical vacation.  But, for babies, this is a whole new experience and they're not quite sure what to think of it yet. See how these adorable babies react to being in the snow for the first time.   


5 Mistakes New Parents Should Avoid Making

February 28, 2015

5 Mistakes New Parents Should Avoid Making

Everyone hates to admit it, but every parent makes mistakes, even your own parents. But we've compiled a list of the most common parenting mistakes so hopefully you can stop yourself from making them too.  1.  Worrying about every little thing and assuming the worst. Many new parents panic about things like spit up, coughs, bowel movements, appetite... pretty much a lot of things a baby does. It's normal to worry since you've probably never had to take care of an infant before. But this may be bad for the child since they can sense the anxiety. It also gets in...