An Experiment

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

A while back I shared how I cut out sugar for an entire month. It wasn’t that bad, honestly. Then I slowly ate a little here and there.

But the past two weeks, I’ve eaten sugar like it’s my job. I have ice cream or some dessert every day. I’m eating cookies, chocolate, and drinking soda.

And MAN, I can feel it. My stomach has been achy. I’ve been groggy. My head has been hurting.

That stuff is a monster. And it’s an addiction, right? I mean, otherwise, why would we eat it? It tastes awesome. But then you feel it afterward. And would you believe there are some people who are SO addicted and SO dependent that they don’t even realize that they feel bad every single day? It’s become their normal. (cough cough “MY normal”….).

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10 Games to Play With Your Baby

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Here are 10 games you can play with your babies (6 months to 2 years)!

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1. Create a matching game with lids for wipes!

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2. Make a booklet with faces and names of family members.

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3. Play Feed the Monster by shoving small objects into an empty container.

4. Paint with yogurt, in the high chair!

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5. Similar to #3, create two openings in containers: one for inserting objects, one for getting them back.

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6. Make a cupcake matching game if you’re crafty.

7. Here are two games for babies: Kick Ball and Where’s That Noise?

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My Favorite Books For My 1-Year-Old

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I’m not a book expert. I’m not a children’s book expert. I just know what books we like in our house. I figured I would share, in case you haven’t heard of them and want to check out some new ones!

I would say that all of these are appropriate for babies up to at least 14 months, and maybe more, but I can’t speak that far into the future.

Mr Brown Can Moo Can You (Dr Seuss)

I enjoy a lot of books by Dr Seuss. [Did you know that some Seuss books aren't written by the original guy? Some of them were written more recently, by other people. And YOU CAN TELL. They aren't as whimsical, in my opinion. One example of a non-Seuss Dr Seuss book is The Nose Book (Al Perkins), and I don't much care for it.]

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What We Ate This Week #1

I take pictures every meal of what I’m offering the baby because of the baby led weaning group I started. BLW means the baby eats almost exactly what we are eating. (A note about this week: We didn’t have enough groceries, so we ate out more than usual!)

Monday July 14

july 14 meals.jpg(B)reakfast: Bacon, egg, and cheese on a croissant, breakfast potatoes, fresh fig, strawberry, blackberry
(L)unch: Sweet potato fries, corn fritter (yuck!), green beans
(D)inner: (a mix of what we ordered) Sweet potato fries, mozzarella cheese, pork meatball, roasted red pepper, roast beef

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Stuff I Liked This Week

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1. I love this easy way to make crispy bacon in the oven.

2. These knockoff product names are hilarious.

3. Watch this clever way to peel a mango.

4. New Jerky: New Jersey made of beef jerky. It’s part of the Foodnited States of America.

5. This is a fun take on how old you really are.

6. Weird Al’s new video Word Crimes is hilarious and spot on.

7. This chef cuts a cucumber into some beautiful shapes.

8. If you love one-line jokes, Nice One, Dad is for you.


Have a great weekend!

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