This post is for all of the BF moms out there and moms who have BF their babies in the past.
Riley is 10 months now, and I am still BF her. My plan was to do it until she was 6 months, but I felt it was necessary and convenient for us to continue on until she’s a year. I am a stay at home mom so it’s convenient for us to BF.
Now that the summer is here and she is beginning to walk I feel it is time to start the weaning process. I want to skip formula all together and just make the transition to regular cows milk. The problem is, I have no idea where to even begin making the switch!
I feed her to sleep at night so I am not sure how this is going to work out.
What happens to babies tummy? Are there any behavioural changes during the transition? How much cows milk do babies need per day at a year?!
MAMAS LET ME KNOW!!! Please email or leave comments below on how you transitioned and what worked best for you. Thank You!
My heart has been so heavy thinking about all of the lives saved and lost in Oklahoma from this weekends tragic event. As a christian I find it so hard sometimes to wrap my head around how God could let things like this happen to innocent children and families. The only thing that keeps me at peace and makes me realize what were really living for is that our bodies are not our bodies. We’re borrowing them. We have souls and there is a better place for them to rest and live, in heaven. I know for certain with all of my heart that there is a heaven. This is the waiting room! We’re all just trying to get to heaven! Some people just get there quicker than others. It’s the only explanation in my mind. Our God is an awesome God through the good and the bad and in the end it is all going to make sense.
Oklahoma we are praying for you.
There are plenty of ways we can help the families who have lost everything in the tornado. There are unfortunately a slew of scam sites, so be careful. A reputable charity is the REDCROSS. They have made it easy to donate and help the families in need…
Simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
The past week has been a busy one. It’s been quite hectic but extremely fun nonetheless. Riley, my in laws and a few close friends watched my husband and the Warriors fight their butts off to make it to game 7 in the 2nd round of the playoffs. It was an extremely close game, but in the end our guys were tired and simply needed rest. They accomplished more this season than any of the critics and media thought they would. We had 0% chance of even making it to the playoffs! Next season is going to be incredible so get ready Warriors fans!
After a whirlwind season, we hopped on a red eye the following evening and headed to Charlotte, NC (our hometown). I was there attending a blogging seminar. It was great and I learned some great tips that I can’t wait to implement into my blog. I literally went from the airport, changed at the house and went straight to the seminar. We were then able to spend the rest of the weekend with our family. It was AWESOME!!! Riley got some much needed grandparents time on monday while Stephen and I had a date day!
What did we do?
Naturally, we went to the arcade to play games and then hit some softballs at the batting cages. Chic Fil A for lunch? Why yes of course! We ended off our date by seeing The Great Gatsby at a great theatre in Charlotte called “Cinebarre”. COOLEST PLACE EVER! They have a full food and drink menu and you can order and eat in your seats while you watch the film!
The craziness continued the next morning when my little family hopped on a 7 am flight and headed back to the bay just in time to head to (GET THIS) the Mayor’s office! Stephen was presented with the key to the city! Such an honor. It was amazing to see the city come out and support the Warriors for their wonderful accomplishments this season. I was definitely a proud wife, as I see all of the hard work he puts in on a daily basis. Everyone at the event was warm and welcoming and you could genuinely feel what a great place the city of San Francisco and the bay area is. We are so happy to be living here!
Well that’s all I have for now! I am off to the dentist… yikes! Here are a couple of photos and links to vine videos from over the weekend. Enjoy!
This sauce is seriously delicious. My mouth is watering as I type away. It’s green, fresh, delicious, healthy and simple. You can pair this sauce with pretty much any type of meat or seafood you like. It adds an instant burst of flavor to any meal. My family LOVES this sauce! Last night I paired the sauce with macadamia crusted tilapia, sautéed corn and skillet potatoes. It was super yummy (I’ll post the tilapia recipe at a later date).This is also something you can make ahead and always have on hand in the refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cup fresh parsley
Handful of fresh mint
2 chopped scallions
4 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons of honey (give or take)
pinch of salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 water or white wine
***Literally throw all of these ingredients into a blender and pulse until its a creamy sauce. Delish! ***
I hope all of the moms out there had a fantastic Mother’s Day. The day was completely surreal for me as I don’t think it’s hit me yet that I’m a mommy! I feel so blessed and honored to be able to raise Riley. God couldn’t have given me a sweeter little girl. I LOVE being Riley’s mama! We spent the day watching dada play playoff basketball at “Roaracle”. Turns out we won! Such a great gift right?! We then had a calm evening at home and ate dinner at Pican in downtown Oakland (food is delish). It was a great day and I am happy I was able to spend the time with my little family. What did you guys do? Comment below!
Hey guys! I hope the week has been treating you well! We have been super busy over here in the Curry house. We just got back from San Antonio and are settling back in. I wanted to quickly share with you guys what makeup I use on a daily basis. These are the products I carry around with me in my purse and travel with. I almost have no time to get ready each day with a 9 month old ALMOST running around. If you have 3 mins, you’ll be able to apply these products and not worry about looking crazy! Let me know if you use any of the products. Enjoy!
1) Suki Tinted Moisturizer
2) Hourglass Eyebrow pencil (I love a bold brow!)
3) Benefit “Speed Brow” Brow Gel
4) L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara (I’ve been using it since high school!)
5) Tarte Cheek Stain or Hourglass Bronze Light cream to powder bronzer (depends on how I am feeling that day, but I always use a non powder cheek product because its easier to apply)
6) All Natural Lip Balm (so I don’t have to worry about giving Riley any toxic kisses!) (I like the Honest Co lip balm in sweet orange vanilla!)
That’s pretty much it! If I am going to a game or out with my husband, I’ll usually spice it up a bit more but i’ll save that for another post.
(Clearly a little angel name Riley got into my bronzer compact!) See photo below
My husband and I had the privilege of being one of the first couples to try out a new in home date night experience. The new company Datelivery makes date nights fun, easy and interesting! They provide you with everything you need to have a great date night with your loved one in the comfort of your own home! This is perfect for my husband and I since we have a new baby and a super hectic schedule. Being able to have this one fully planned date night a month is going to be amazing for us! I would love for you guys to be able to try it out and experience the fun with us! Datelivery was kind enough to offer a 25% discount to my readers for June’s one month subscription!!! You guys have to try it out and let me know what you think! I don’t want to give any of the exciting details away for June’s date night box, so you’ll just have to order and see what all of the excitement is about! Just know that the date is completely planned out for you and so much fun! Enjoy!
Enter discount code: “LITTLELIGHTS “at checkout for 25% off of June’s date box. (Valid for June’s box only)
I hope the week has been treating you well. First of all I’d like to announce that we are going to the second round of the playoffs! So exciting.
Second, I wanted to take a poll and see if you guys would like to see some video posts on here. If so, what would you like to see? Comment below and let me know.
Riley is now 9 months and exploring the wonderful world of food! We started her on solids when she was about 6 months old because she had more than doubled her birth weight and was simply ready to start. Starting solids with your baby truly depends on when you but most importantly your child is ready to start, they’ll definitely let you know in some sort of way. We started out slow with oatmeal cereal and worked our way into the “easy to digest” veggies like squash, sweet potato, peas and apples. Now at nine months we are exploring all types of healthy recipes and she is loving every meal.
Recently, I’ve been setting aside a small amount of whatever veggies and protein we are eating for dinner and making Riley a small serving of her own variation of our meal. I think this is a great way to introduce your baby to new foods and yummy combinations. We had lamb pasta the other night for dinner and this was the “pasta free” version I made for Riley to enjoy. Hope your kiddies love it as much as she does!
Lamb and Veggies! (makes 2 servings)
3 tablespoons ground lamb
organic cherry tomatoes (Halved)
a teaspoon of freshly chopped organic basil
handful of spinach
Grated Gruyère cheese (optional)
First and foremost WASH YOUR VEGGIES! Regardless of if they are organic or not, it is so important to wash your fruits and vegetables to ensure the best for you and your family. I opt for Honest Fruit & Veggie wash when I’m making a meal for my family. I’ll include a link below if you want to check it out .
Cook the ground lamb in a small skillet on medium heat for about 3 mins. Lamb has a lot of natural fat so you do not need to add any sort of oil to the pan. Add in the tomatoes and cook until mashable. Lastly add in your spinach and basil. Depending on your preference you can serve as is or chop it up a bit more in your blender. Riley is at an age where cheese is an option so I love adding a little Gruyère to this dish for her! I let it cool and place it on her high chair tray so she can feed herself, she loves it! Enjoy!
(Try the Fruit & Veggie wash and let me know what you think! I love it.)
So, we traveled to Denver for a couple of days to support “dada” and the Warriors. Riley was and angel on the flights and traveled like a champ. I on the other hand came down with an awful cold/flu which I am still battling. Worst timing ever, right?! Unfortunately because I got sick we were not able to sightsee like I wanted too. I saved up all of my energy for the games! We lost the first game by a hair and dominated the second game. This weekend the games will continue here in Oakland and I CAN’T WAIT. I may not be cheering very loud due to a sore throat, but i’ll darn sure be clapping, fist pumping, and pointing to the sky! Go warriors! Here are a couple of iPhone pics from the weekend including a bubbling steamy lobster appetizer and a link to a vine video of riley clapping! Enjoy!
Someone clearly LOVES lamb chops. (mine are better)