Non-Slimy Finger Foods?

Do you know of any healthy finger foods for a 10-month-old that do not have a slimy texture?  I’ve been brainstorming for days, but haven’t come up with any fruits or vegetables that wouldn’t be slimy!

C is very particular about texture.  He doesn’t like to have anything sticky or slimy on his hands.  I gave him some bananas last night and he angrily flailed his arms and gave me the stink face.

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My Son, The Investigator

C, investigating the red dot that our dishwasher projects onto the floor when it’s in use.  He is always trying to figure out how everything works!

A Struggle With Body Image

I’m kind of nervous to put this “out there,” because I’ve always kept my struggles with body image and weight very quiet.  But I realize that I’m not the only woman with this inner battle, so I’ve decided to just own it.

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C Loved Seeing His Cousins!

C was able to spend time with his cousins, ages 2 and 4, last week while we were visiting family.  I’m excited that C has cousins so close in age!  I think they’re going to have so much fun together growing up. :)

You should check out my sister-in-law’s blog, On The Night You Were Born.  She’s talented, and her writing is so real.  Love her!

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March Living On Love Challenge: My Mantra

Lacy at Living on Love announced her monthly challenge for March: create a monthly mantra!  I found mine in the “Fitness” category of Pinterest, but it really applies to more than one area of my life right now.

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I’m Considering Clean Eating…

Pinterest has introduced me to many things, one being clean eating.  I had never heard of it before, but basically it’s about putting only natural, nutrient-rich foods into your body.  You eat lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and grains and rid artificial ingredients (including anything genetically altered) from your diet.  This article from the Huffington Post provides a great intro to what clean eating is.  The Gracious Pantry is a great blog resource as well.

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C’s Favorite Toy

The kid loves doors.  He can spend 10 minutes at a time just opening and closing a door.  What a little weirdo. ;)

What is your child’s favorite household toy?

Uh-Oh, My Son’s as Anal as I am…

Hubster has always enjoyed playing games to annoy me, such as putting one pen out of order in my line of pens or tilting a folder so that it is no longer at a 90-degree angle.  Yes, these things do bug me.  It’s true – I’m very anal about my things.  I like everything to be orderly, in a straight line/angle/pattern.  So it was pretty hilarious when I came out of the bedroom to find that my 10-month-old son arranged my shoes like this:

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Mucous Man and His Trusty Sidekick, Coughing Kristin!

We went to visit out-of-state family this week, so what does that mean?  It means that we got sick as soon as we got home, of course!  Here’s C, the Mucous Man, and his trusty sidekick, Coughing Kristin: