Friday, July 18, 2008

One woman's view on babywearing...

An excerpt from an article in the Times Free Press:

...In these days of constant balancing acts most mothers play, I already know I want something more simple. I’m sure I’ve idealized the whole process, but I have fantasies of toting a baby on my back while I go about my chores, mashing up real bananas for my tiny tot to eat and giving him or her therapeutic massage.

I spoke with a young woman the other day who was “wearing” her baby in a cloth wrap just like women in more traditional cultures do. As we talked, she told me about her Attachment Parenting International (API) group. In short, attachment parenting involves going back to more traditional ways of nurturing babies and infants...

By: Tabi Upton

You can get your sling or pouch today...
~ Products: Baby carriers come in several styles and fabrics. Choose yours to fit your preferences...
  • Ring Sling - versatile to carry baby in different positions, adjustable for mommy and daddy to share, doubles as a blanket or nursing cover.
  • Pouch - easy to use with no buckles or rings to fumble with, reversible design, choose cotton for daily use or fashionable silk
  • Monday, July 7, 2008

    Peanut Butter & Jelly Flower sandwiches!!

    Make your daily meals fun for your little ones again...they'll think it's a new treat but it's really just your good old PB&J!

    These cute sandwiches made with peanut butter and jelly (or cream cheese and jelly, or any other fillings) are perfect for parties, lunch boxes, or snacks. RECIPE INGREDIENTS:
    Peanut butter or cream cheese
    Jelly or jam
    Water bottle cap

    1. For each sandwich, cut two slices of bread into flower shapes with a cookie cutter.

    2. Cut a hole in one of the slices by pressing a water bottle cap into the center.

    3. Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the whole piece and place the slice with the hole on top.

    Courtesy of FamilyFun magazine