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the newbie: Feeding Time

By Melissa Walker, who can also be found blogging at melissacwalker.com


Now that June is weaning herself a bit, we have fun trying out different types of meals and snacks. Scrambled eggs, strawberries and yogurt, sweet potatoes with spinach and carrots… these are all popular with the little one. We’ve even given her cod roe (a favorite of my husband) and puttanesca sauce—she slurps those down like a champ.

So while I’m happy with what she’s eating, I’m never really sure when to feed her. Usually, she gets a little bit cranky when she’s hungry, so it’s a good bet that a snack or a meal will pacify her. But I wonder if I should be keeping to more of a schedule with three bigger meals and a couple of snacks mixed in.

I haven’t read any of those newly popular French parenting books, but I’ve heard they have a lot to say about snacking and how American moms hand food over any time of day. I guess French parents do not. They sit down and dine consciously, and their children wait for mealtimes without fuss, at least on an ideal day.

I don’t want to get in the habit of shushing June with food, but I’m also not sure she’s ready for a rigorous meal schedule.

I wonder if any other moms have a routine that works? Let me know.

Feet

Before I had my sons, I would go get a manicure and a pedicure at this cute little place on 57th and 8th Ave in NYC once a week. It was my treat to myself (not to mention, it only cost $18 for both!). I would go and completely zone out for an hour or so as I was primped and got my nails all fancy. :)

Fast forward to present day and 4 sons later…[Read more on the zulily blog]