News Bites for Busy Moms

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Hi there! Here’s your mid-week dose of News Bites for Busy Moms…

Caterpillar Crazy

 

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this week after school? Head to Deem Hills Park and go “Caterpillar Hunting.” You won’t have to hunt for long. These wriggly worms are taking over! I remember last year when they came through after some hard rains. They were EVERYWHERE! The creepy crawlies are kinda of fun to watch, but kinda gross too. I live close to Deem Hills and I remember dozens and dozens of caterpillars making their way down my street. I felt like I was in a sci-fi movie and a giant caterpillar wasn’t far behind. Get out soon if you want to see them. They don’t last long before they turn into moths.

The Healthiest Diet for Babies

As I was scanning the news wire looking for interesting stories to bring you, this particular article jumped out at me. “What Do We Actually Know About Feeding Babies” breaks down all that crazy advice you received from your friends, family and strangers about feeding your baby a healthy diet. You know what I’m talking about…. advice about “when you should feed your baby solids” to “how long you should breastfeed.” If you’re like me, a lot of the advice you received was contradictory… even from the professionals! Well, the advice in this article is taken from a study “that followed moms and babies from the third trimester of pregnancy through the first birthday and and then checked in with them again at the sixth birthday.” In the end, the take-aways won’t blow you away, but it’s encouraging to see common sense prevail.

Hi-Tech Birth Announcement

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When it comes to announcing the birth of a new baby, some parents may send a card in the mail. Others, like my hubby and I, may just post a picture on Facebook. Not Andreas Kleinke. This former Apple employee created an entire website dedicated to “his new mini.” With lines like “Nine months in development,” “Languages: Gibberish (pre-installed) and “Built in apps including iEat iPoop, iSleep, That’s it”… this birth announcement is amazing! In fact, since little Jonathan was born on August 22nd, he’s had well-wishers from around the world.

I’d love to hear from you… How did you announce the birth of your little ones?

 

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The last few years have brought big changes for Emily. After spending years in high-stress, deadline-driven TV jobs in East Coast metros, family circumstances brought her and her husband Joel to the Arizona desert. Now this former news junkie is a stay-at-home mom to Miles, a fast-talking toddler with energy to spare. She spends her days teaching him about faith, letters, numbers and manners. Whenever he’s asleep she boots up the laptop to write for North Phoenix Moms Blog and other freelance gigs. Whatever spare time she has left is spent on a hike with her family or a rare date night with Joel, at the gym, coffee and dinner with friends, or in her craft room creating simple, beautiful jewelry for her online boutique, Hazel & May, and giving too many treats to her pups, Pepper and Gizmo.

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