Tag: food

Touring Tuscany with a Toddler

Touring Tuscany with a Toddler

We just returned from our first international trip with Chulengo.  We explored Switzerland and Italy for two weeks.  And we… SURVIVED!  The flights were a bit challenging, with one being 10 hours and the other being 13 hours.  But we made it.  Traveling with a…

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew…

Review:  Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

Review: Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

We’ve been using both the mat & the bib since Chulengo started eating table food.  I have grouped them together because they are from the same company and easily bought together.  The pros and cons of each one are very similar. Pros Variety of fun…

Cake Smash Session:  Homemade Banner

Cake Smash Session: Homemade Banner

This year, we wanted to celebrate Chulengo’s first birthday in a special way.  Unfortunately, we planned to be out of town for Chulengo’s birthday, so we didn’t throw a party here at home.  Instead, we opted to do a cake smash session for him.  He had…

Fesenjan:  Persian Pomegranate Walnut Stew

Fesenjan: Persian Pomegranate Walnut Stew

One of my favorite Persian dishes is Fesenjan.  When I first met my husband, he said this was one of the most difficult Persian dishes to make.  So, in true Lisa fashion, I took on the challenge.  I don’t think Fesenjan is difficult, but it…

5 Essential “NON-BABY” Items You Need for Your Baby

5 Essential “NON-BABY” Items You Need for Your Baby

I love to find multiple purposes for items in my house.  I use a vase under the kitchen sink to store dishwasher pods.  I use binder clips to keep food items fresh.  I even have a bean bag chair in Chulengo’s playroom that is full…

28 Items You Cannot Put on the Moving Truck

28 Items You Cannot Put on the Moving Truck

The list of prohibited items – what should you avoid packing?  What will the movers refuse to pack?  Moving companies ban some things from being packaged and shipped due to safety concerns.  If an item can potentially pose a risk to an employee or belongings, it…

Frozen Breastmilk: How to Fly Cross Country and Keep Your Breastmilk Frozen

Frozen Breastmilk: How to Fly Cross Country and Keep Your Breastmilk Frozen

When we made our most recent move, I had to transport 400 ounces of pumped breastmilk.  After many hours of research, I determined the most efficient way to transport milk via plane.  It wasn’t using dry ice.  It wasn’t shipping it via a next day…

Grandma Jackie’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Grandma Jackie’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce

  A staple in our house is my mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce.  Chulengo knows her as Grandma Jackie, so it was only natural to call the sauce Grandma Jackie’s spaghetti sauce.  Because we love it so much, we try to have our freezer stocked with…