Food/Recipes

Golden Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpcakes

So colourful veggie pancakes has been my thing as of late. We've done green pancakes (zucchini with the skin on), pink pancakes (beetroot), and then I thought…how about pumpkin for golden pancakes? I baked the pumpkin then pureed it with milk. Basically the original pancake recipe is 1 cup flour, 1 egg and 1 cup milk so I just made…

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Parenting

When Parenting Makes You Angry

Screamer

A while ago, I was asked if Miss A has made me feel angry before and I could honestly say that although I've been frustrated or annoyed before with her, I've never actually felt angry. At that point we only had her though. Everything was still manageable with just one kid. I only needed to respond to one little person. I didn't have to be…

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Parenting

Sleep Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 6-7

Day 6-7

DAY 6 Wake: 5.50am Nap 1: Put down 7.10am. Pick up/put down a couple times. Talked to herself for ages too. Finally fell asleep with a couple minutes grizzling at 7.30am. Slept 35 minutes. Woke without crying at 8.05am. Nap 2: Put down 9.25am. Picked up/put down 10 minutes. Slept 35 min. Up 10.10am. Nap 3: Put down 11.40am. Hysterical…

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Everything Else

You are My Everything…NOT

4-32

Saying '"I do" doesn't mean becoming co-dependent I am a romantic. I used to be, anyway. I loved watching and reading about all-consuming loves like in Moulin Rogue and all those sappy Nicholas Sparks novels. I always dreamed of getting married and having kids young. I loved the thought of loving and being loved, needing and being needed. I wanted someone I…

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Parenting

Sleep Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 5

Day 5

Note: Miss E was unwell this day. DAY 5 Wake: 7.30am Nap 1: Put down 8.55am. Picked up, bounced, put down drowsy. Slept 20 minutes. Up 9.30am. Nap 2: Went to see the doctor to check out the weepy rash on her cheek. Got antibiotics and steroid cream. Put down about 11.20am or so when we got back. Slept 20 minutes.…

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Parenting

Sleeping Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 2 to 4

Day 2-4

Some things to note: Due to Miss E's age I do feed her before sleeps and when she wakes at night. Our end goal is not for her to sleep through the night but just for her to learn to sleep in her bassinette. She used to go down for the night around 6pm but since we started sleep training, she…

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Parenting

Sleep Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 1

Day 1

I haven't written anything substantial this week because I've just been exhausted and sleep-deprived. Our household has just recovered from the flu/bronchiolitis and it was a very rough two weeks of just holding my 4-month-old day and night for her to sleep. And I don't mean putting her on me and sleeping! I mean holding her while standing and swaying! I had to take shifts with my…

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Parenting

How to Eat While Holding a Sleeping Baby

Eating while holding

1. Forget the one-arm hold. It handicaps you. Use a baby carrier! I use an Ergobaby. It leaves you with two hands free to eat with and also covers up bub. Don't use a sling where their arms are able to grab you if they suddenly awaken. Last thing you want is to drop anything on them. 2. You thought the…

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Food/Recipes

Pink Beetroot Pancakes

Beetcakes

A couple weeks ago, I decided to attempt to add beetroot to pancakes and smoothies since it turns things pink…and little girls like all things pink, right? So I bought a bunch of beets, wrapped them in foil, baked them whole, peeled them, sliced them, let them cool, put them into Ziplock bags and kept them in the freezer. My first attempt at using them…

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