Adjusting Your First Child to the New Baby

As a Postpartum Doula, I get asked quite frequently by second time parents how to introduce their new baby to an older sibling (who is still pretty young). To this point, big brother or sister has been the only child. They got mommy’s attention whenever they wanted it. They were the star of the show! Now this new little person enters the home and big brother or sister may not quite know how to handle it. Here are a few tips to help with the adjustment.

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Vegan Berry “Cheese”cake

Raw vegan berry cheesecake gluten freeWhen I’m breastfeeding, I tend to crave sugar. I used to be that person making peanut butter cookie at 1:00am – and eating the whole batch – before they even cooled down. I found an amazing recipe for something sweet, yet healthy, and only one slice is needed to satisfy taste buds! Vegan cheesecake. Yes – that means no actual dairy in used to make this. Yes – it’s totally worth it.

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Foodie Friday, on a Sunday: Pork Chops and Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff – Part 1

Whoops, the days got away from me and I am doing Foodie Friday on a Sunday! When cooking dinner, I usually end up making almost 1 meal with 2 different “Main” dishes and the same sides. That’s what happens when you’re the only vegan in the family! This week though, I ended up making two dinners, so I’ll split this into two parts. For the boys (Part 1): lemon garlic pork chops, asparagus, and couscous (I cheated and used boxed for this). For me (Part 2): vegan mushroom stroganoff over brown rice pasta topped with asparagus and avocado. (Ps- I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures for this one!) Continue reading