Yes a photo shoot that was liberating and empowering, even after two babies. Go figure.
I’m no expert Foodie/food critic/food snob by any stretch of the imagination [celery and peanut butter has been my go-to meal staple for years] BUT…
3. And given comment # 1 & # 2…one can only imagine how it tasted…yeah that bad. After two bites Isabella spit it all out and threw the stylish tray on the floor. So I was left with a dirty red floor and a still hungry Isabella.
So today I ended making my own homemade, would make my Mamma proud, vegetable risotto…and both my kids loved it and devoured it. So well deserved **high five** to me.
Now I’m the first one to admit that there are days where I am all for convenience because sometimes thinking about what to cook for a can-be-fussy-all-I-want-is-Cheerios-and-fish crackers 14 month old is the last thing you want to do but this toddler food line is one I’ll be passing on.
But totally serves me right. My mom always told me to stick to making it from scratch. I hate it when she’s right. That and I could never stomach the Nonna styled guilt trip she would lay on me if she ever found out I was feeding her precious Isabella, risotto from a green tray that you pluck in the microwave. Let the hand waving and loud Italian talking begin.
So I had my ‘life with kids’ lesson for the week…sometimes easy isn’t always good when it comes to the convenience of kiddie food.
***now to be fair to the people at Beech Nut, I haven’t purchased the other Tummy Trays in this toddler food line but I’m a one shot deal kind of girl but send me some free samples and I’d be happy to try the rest.***
Send to me by from friend Nadia….had to pass along…because it speaks to the truth…
One Flaw In Women
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
There is a fantastic creative arts and supply shop store in Ottawa called A Fine Mess.
The course is called Body Art Journal.
Emily Giffin is a great literary escape for mummies out there.
Being a mummy days are filled with dirty diapers, 3 year old style tantrums, crying fits, teething dramas….really I could go on….
And in between this mummy life I found myself needing an escape, and seeing that a trip to an exclusive beach resort and drinking pomantinis all day is on hold for the time being, I figured that a good read would do the trick.
‘Something Blue’ was the ticket. It’s a quick and easy read that I managed between naps and I can’t wait to read the other two books by Emily Giffin.
If you’re looking for a story that you can get into easily and momentarily live vicariously through someone else…trials and tribulations included.
It’s light-hearted and funny…as all chick-lit books are, but this one resonates more that the others…a definite must summer read.
If you are a new mummy it’s a great getaway from the routine of naps, diapers changes and feedings!