Author Archive for BabyChin

miscarriage care package

Putting Together a Miscarriage Care Package

One of my friends recently experienced a miscarriage, and I was so heartbroken for her.  I felt helpless standing idly by while she went through what was one of the most trying times of her life.  I knew there was nothing I could do or say to take the pain away, but wanted to show [...]

Cost Breakdown: 1st versus 2nd Baby

When I was a first time mom, I totally fell into the trap of thinking I needed everything under the sun and more! I did not know what I was doing when I registered for my first baby, and put some pretty useless things on there (it’s what inspired me to blog about My Ultimate [...]


A Twist on a Side: Broccoli Bagna Cauda

I often resort to roasted vegetables or a salad when it comes to trying to get vegetables into our family. This is a different twist on a classic roasted veggie dish. I cut my prep time by getting a large bag of pre-cut broccoli from Costco – I’m all about shortcuts when it comes to [...]


Gear I Swore by… Until I Had a 2nd Baby

We hear over and over again that babies are so different, but some products seem so effective, that it’s hard to believe that it wouldn’t work for ALL babies until you have… another. 1.  Ergo – Noelle and I practically lived and breathed the Ergo for the first year of her life.  I used the [...]

I’m Starting to Sound Like a Broken Record…

Sometimes I find myself repeating the same things over and over to my kids. After another night of saying, “we don’t eat play-doh,” it made me think back on some of the common sayings I heard from my parents growing up! – “If you say that one more time I’m going to clean your mouth [...]

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Pepperplate: A Meal Planning App Review

Would you believe that for the longest time, I was tediously writing down recipes by hand whenever I wanted to cook something new?  All my recipes are jotted down in a spiral-bound notebook.  My organization skills in the recipes department is nil.  I’m usually pretty quick to jump on the technology bandwagon, but with stuff like this, I’ve been slow [...]

Nomnompaleo Vietnamese Lettuce Cups

Vietnamese Lettuce Cups with Pickled Carrot Strings

I’ve been getting really sick of eating and cooking the same 5-10 meals over and over again, so I recently decided to try a few new recipes to change things up a bit. First up is the Vietnamese Lettuce Cups, featured in Nom Nom Paleo’s latest cookbook. I love ground meat dishes because they are so [...]

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