3 Tips to Surviving Solo-Parenting x Beech-Nut® Naturals™

This post is sponsored by Beech-Nut® Naturals™ but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Solo-Parenting. Safe to say it’s something you don’t include when you daydream about that perfect family, with the two kids you’ll have some day. But then again, there are a lot of things I left out – mounds of laundry, toys e-ver-y-where, screaming kids boycotting bedtime, etc. etc. You get the idea 😉 So when my hubs told me he’d be taking on essentially a second job that would allow me to keep working from home and growing my business, yet it would mean it would have him traveling more (correction, a whole heck-of-a-lot more), I told myself – I got this. I mean, c’mon, if anyone can parent around a crazy work schedule, I can. We used to live in LA and I worked full-time at a magazine while the hubs worked nights mostly, and just generally random hours. We made it through that, so we can make it through this. Prepare for rude awakening, where I forgot one very important detail. We had one kid, and not just any kid – the best, most well-behaved child ever. My mom was also a five minute drive down the road and pretty much our full-time nanny…Now enter Cha Cha. The easiest baby ever, but let’s just say she’s making up for it in toddlerhood. So now I’m not only juggling a kid who’s 5-going-on-40, but also a very strong-willed 1 year old who thinks “No” is code for “Smile at mom and do it anyway.” With all that said, we’re now coming to the end of our “solo-parenting saga,” and I felt like it was the perfect time to do some reflecting and also share some of my top three tips on how to survive if you find yourself in a similar situation. Read on and prepare to be enlightened 😉

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Why I Cherish Sundays as One Happy Family

This post is sponsored by Happy Family Yogurt but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

There are few things I love more in life than spending Sundays with my family. It’s the one day of the week I know I can look forward to the hubs being home. He works an erratic schedule most days, but we can always count on at least having Sundays at home together. Our favorite thing to do is sit and eat a big breakfast in our sunny dining room, where Grant loves to serve up his famous blueberry and cinnamon pancakes.

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Our Favorite First Foods & Easy Ways to Feed Your Baby

 

I’ve been itching to write a post for some time now with all the favorite first foods I’ve tried with both Garrett and Charlotte. I’ve also had several friends ask how I go about making my own baby food. Since I often feel like it’s something that can seem daunting at first, I wanted to offer up tips as well as some of my favorite foods (like HappyBaby Whole Milk Yogurt), and products to help when it comes time for you to wean your baby. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments, and I’m happy to answer or point you in the right direction!

 

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