Making Baby Food at Home: Safety Tips You Should Know

Written by Cathy Hale on May 17th, 2016

Paving the path for a life of nutrition can start at home in your own kitchen with a food processor. If you’re interested in making homemade baby food your hungry little tot, you’re not alone. Today lots of moms and dads are preparing their own baby food at home, which is wonderful.

Guide for Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

Written by Cathy Hale on March 3rd, 2016

Every mother is different, but I was thrilled when my baby boys started eating solid foods. Hooray! Formula and breast milk just weren’t enough to keep them full, but baby food did the trick. Happy full tummies at last!

Baby Basics: Good Microbes & Happy Tummies

Written by Cathy Hale on February 11th, 2016

The word “probiotics” is more prevalent than ever before when it comes to discussions about maintaining overall health. In fact, if you speak with “gut” professionals like gastroenterologists, they often recommend that adults should take probiotics to support intestinal health.

8 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters

Written by Cathy Hale on February 8th, 2016

The first few months of feeding my son “real” food was a breeze. He absolutely loved baby food. In fact, he liked carrots so much that he actually turned a slight shade of orange because I was feeding them to him almost daily. Oops! New mom problems, right?

Getting a Healthy Kick with Kale

Written by Cathy Hale on January 18th, 2016

If we had to pick a food celebrity for 2015, I would say Kale is champ. As you’ve probably noticed, it’s now front-and-center in the veggie aisle alongside its famous relative, spinach.

Figuring Out Food Allergies in Babies

Written by Cathy Hale on July 23rd, 2015

Introducing your baby to “solid” food is an exciting stage in their growth and development, but it can also introduce new stress to your daily routine if your baby has food allergies.

Understanding Your Baby’s Digestion

Written by Cathy Hale on July 21st, 2015

When it comes to caring for healthy newborns and babies, most parents worry about things like sleeping, naptime, feeding schedules and who’s on diaper duty. But new parents quickly discover that their baby’s tummy health has a huge impact on all of the above, because when your baby’s belly woes are making them fussy and uncomfortable everyone feels sad.

The Best Foods for Baby’s First Meals

Written by Cathy Hale on July 14th, 2015

Did you know butternut squash is a great first food for your baby? It’s high in vitamin A and potassium and most babies think it’s pretty tasty. Another reason it makes the “first meal” list is because it’s typically low on the allergy scale.

Finding the Balance in Your Baby’s Diet

Written by Cathy Hale on July 12th, 2015

By the time my boys reached the toddler years, our newborn worries were gone. Both boys were sleeping through the night and the crying fits of colic were a memory. We were no longer obsessed with constantly washing our “magical” swaddle blanket.

Helpful Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Written by Cathy Hale on July 6th, 2015

Just like every other aspect of motherhood that may seem overwhelming at first, breastfeeding is one of those things you’ll appreciate. The road to successful breastfeeding isn’t always an easy journey, but you’ll get the hang of it.