Thursday, April 25, 2013

Homemade Baby Food: Organic Carrots

I've always wanted to attempt to make baby food at home. Today I did just that and I feel accomplished! I had organic mini peeled carrots on hand and decided to start there. I didn't make a large batch because I wanted to get the hang of it first. Next time I'll make a larger batch and freeze them in ice cube trays.

I don't own a special steaming pot so I used what I had available in my kitchen - a colander, medium saucepan and a lid.

I cut up the carrots and steamed them for 8-10 minutes.

I poured them into a container for mashing.

After mashing them I wanted it to have a smoother consistency so I decided to puree it in the food processor. I did not add any water. (Note: Do not use reserved water from carrots because they contain nitrates).

I placed the carrot puree into a baby food jar, added breastmilk, and stirred gently. I fed half the jar to my little one and he loved it! I placed the rest in the fridge (it can be stored for up to 2 days, 3 max).

"Gimme that spoon"

I can't wait to make other varieties of baby food and I feel proud of myself for doing so. :)

If you've made your own baby food, I would love for you to share your comments and recipes!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Sverve for Mom Bloggers


What exactly is Sverve, you ask?

Sverve is an interactive website specially created for bloggers like you!
You put together your profile which emphasizes the areas of influence on your personal blog. You can add up to five areas of influence for others to endorse. The more endorsements you get, the higher your score. It's a great way to gain new readers and find other bloggers like you.

Here's what my Sverve profile looks like

Similar to Pinterest, you can add interesting content by adding tips for other readers to see. This can improve your score when your tips are liked and shared. Being active on Sverve is the best way to get your ideas out there and have readers visit your blog since your tips link back to your original blog post. You can even connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts to achieve more social media recognition.

Sharing tips is so easy!

Another awesome aspect of Sverve is the opportunity to apply for campaigns. These can include affiliate programs, product reviews, sponsored posts, promotions for products and seasonal promotions. All you have to do is apply for the campaign that you think fits you best. You can check the campaigns you've applied for and the ones you are engaged in.

Become a Member of the Sverve Community

Sign up today and get your profile going! You'll see how fun it is to browse around and check out other blogs. You might learn some new things too. Follow me and I'll follow and endorse your areas of influence. :) See you there!

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Your Natural Baby Fair


Your Natural Baby Fair is a special event for anyone who wants to learn more about natural parenting and holistic health. It is the 4th annual event taking place in San Diego. I just found out about this event today through Your Natural Baby San Diego on Meetup and bought my tickets already. I can't wait to attend! :)

There will be lots of vendors, demos, and entertainment for kids. (You can find out more on their website)

Dr. Sears, author of The Vaccine Book, will be the keynote speaker!

Date: April 27, 2013
Location: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Time: Your Natural Baby Fair will run from 9am to 4pm

If you're in the San Diego area let me know if you're attending!


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