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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I feel like there have been so many things I’ve discovered lately that I’ve been recommending to everyone I encounter. Things that have made mom-ing easier and more delicious mostly. Here they are:

This veggie spiralizer. I’ve only had it a couple weeks but it’s already changed my life. I LOOOOVE making zucchini into spaghetti and also I’ve done sweet potato curly fires and sweet potato chips. I can’t wait to do more with this bad boy. I love the WonderEsque company that manufactures this spiralizer, they’ve sent me a handful of emails with recipes pdfs and helpful tips. Plus some spare parts were included with it!

These sandwich cutters. Lucille used to leave so much crust when she ate sandwiches. With these cutters it just removes a tiny bit of crust and she eats the rest. And she gets excited to eat sandwiches because she gets to pick the shape, she usually picks hearts. This company also sent me an email with a downloadable guide of cooking tips. I didn’t make it all the way through the guide yet, but there was some great stuff in there.

This chicken recipe. I did a double batch so we could have leftovers for lunch all week. Other than the chicken I only did 150% of all the other ingredients. There was lots of leftover chicken stock and I cooked that up with kluski noodles, ham and peppers, which was another favorite meal!

This set of children’s books. It’s 16 books, most are familiar characters from my childhood (Little Critter, Amelia Bedelia) while the others are new characters for this generation (Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy) and some are even books originally printed when my mom was young (Sammy the Seal, Danny and the Dinosaur). Even 2 super hero books (which seem to be my kid’s least favorite, but I bet that will change.) These books make bed time easy, I just grab the box and let them each choose a book. It’s a lot less options than looking at their whole bookcase, and at the end of the day, we tend to get overwhelmed quickly.2 of these books are the perfect length for bedtime.

This wagon. Lennon got it for his birthday last summer and we loved it. And now that the weather is clearing up we’re back to using it on a daily basis. I find this easier to maneuver than my double stroller, and the kids find it a lot more fun! Plus when we have baby #3 I can buy a 3rd seat to attach. If you have 3 kids already, buy this one with 3 seats from the start!

Tummy Bug Diet

In my 22 months as a mother I’ve been very lucky to not have to deal with any stomach bug… until last night. And Lucille is just like her mommy, when she gets sick she gets sick hard and fast!! She got sick at 5 pm, puked 10 times by 8:30 & was in bed by 9. But not for good… she woke up dry heaving around 10:30. Then at midnight insisted on going downstairs where she drank water, then puked twice more. She was in bed for good a little after 2 and slept til 7:30. Today she’s only gotten sick once. I know she’s feeling somewhat better but she’s not 100% and it breaks my heart. She’s napping at the moment so maybe she’ll awake her cheery self.

The worst part about having a sick baby is they don’t understand. When she’s vomiting she has no idea what’s happening to her body! I try to give her a bowl to aim into but this confuses her further. She either runs while getting sick, getting it everywhere. Or she hugs me or daddy.

She also doesn’t understand why she can’t have milk. It’s all she wants. And she keeps screaming for it! Which brings me to the point of this post. What can I give my honey Bea when she’s not feeling well?


Luckily I have a sister who has been a mom for 9 years. She told me this is what her kids eat until they are well enough to keep food down: Saltiness, rice, bananas, toast and applesauce. And to drink just water. And no matter what, no milk!!