Thursday, 29 September 2011
Alice is hosting a GIVEAWAY!
Alice is hosting a little giveaway to celebrate her 6 month birthday!
It is also a chance for me to thank you all for following my motherhood adventures and to be so generous with your advice. I can't thank you enough!
Alice and I decided that it would be awesome to giveaway a custom name print from my talented new friend and soon to be mother Bess from English Muffin. Alice really enjoys her own custom name print that will be on her nursery's door...as soon as I have a ride to IKEA to buy a "Ribba" frame.
Bess will create a unique design using the letters from your child's name (or the person of your choice!) and the corresponding animals from her adorable animal alphabet poster. You can choose 2 colors for your design and provide some information as to the feeling you would like your design to have (bright, fun, colorful, muted, pastel, soft & sweet, etc...).
To have a chance to win, simply leave me a comment at the end of this post, until October 7th (it is next Friday) at 5:20pm - Montreal time (Alice was born at 5:20pm)...but there is one little catch (if you want)! You have to tell me one of your accomplishments as a mother...or if you don't have kids, as a woman. Don't over think it, most of the time, the simplest things have the greatest impact.
But you can also just say hi ;)
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clairsy: Baby led weaning is totally new to me. I think that it is not in Canada yet. I like the idea of doing a similar approach but with the puree and also add some pieces of food. Looking at the blocks in my freezer makes me all happy...so much colors!
mjb: A lot of people told me that sweet potato is a winner with babies. Don't judge me but I never cooked sweet potatoes until last week. I'm still reading about baby led weaning since it is very new to me. I must admit that I'm a bit afraid.
lola: Very interesting! I didn't know about saturated fat, choline, natural iron, fermented foods and omega 3. I don't even know where I can buy fermented cod liver oil!!! Oups, the links are not working.
little gray pixel: Alexa is so freakin cute! Wow, she had so many different types of food. This is so cool! I love that you said that Alice will guide me. Pretty nice.
taryn: I'm planning to do a mix of purees and baby-led weaning since it made sense to me and I feel comfortable doing that. I will totally get the little mesh thing. This should be fun. I'm also excited for cute photo :)
montague: Where was I? Everybody knows about baby led weaning except me!
emily: I also love the idea of exploring food by picking up, feeling, tasting, smelling...and smearing all over the place but the more I think about it the more I realized that I'm not totally comfortable with the idea...I'm too chicken at the moment but maybe things will change.
julie alvarez: It is a super concept but since it is totally new to me I still have to process the "what? the baby won't choke?" thing. But so many people did it and it looks like a very fun experience. Maybe I just need a bit of time to adjust.
190.arch: Thank you so much about the information concerning the iron reserve. Very interesting. Oh, yes, I would also enjoy good food if I was in Italy! I did what you told me and this morning, she played with her spoon and empty bowl. It was fun to watch! Take care.
hoola tallulah: Wow, you are such an awesome mom. I have to tell you that I totally admire you :) You rock!!! I don't know if girls have better dexterity. Maybe I should investigate a bit :) Thank you for the book information. I will try to find it at the library this weekend.
ingrid: I agree. Plain grains look so boring! Why do you always start with carrots? Are carrots that cool?
erstwhiledear: This is awesome. I would love to take a photography class. It is one of my dreams. You are lucky :)
jamie: Let me know how it works...when you start.
lina: Thank you for the pear info. Hard poop sucks ;) The red bell pepper was part of the menu created by the community centre.
kara: I would love mashed avocado...with shrimps...but just for me ;) Annie's mac-n-cheese is a very good option!
kim u: Why is everything so different! Each person has a theory! Oh yes, I will totally make butternut squash puree. There is a infant/child first aid course at the community centre. I will see if it is available next week. I'm actually curious about the poop.
rita: I actually love to make puree for Alice. I will try to find Super Baby Food at the library. Wow, you made your own cereal. You are pretty intense :)
janet: I'm just like you. I think that I will do a mix of puree-cereal and baby led weaning. I'm also afraid of choking...and the mess. I didn't know that you are a teacher...just like my parents. When I was still living with my them, they would often talk about neglected kids and it would always break my heart. This video is awesome since it tells an important message and is beautiful to look at.
lin: The cantaloupe was cooked before we made the puree. And the banana/pineapple was simply blended together. No lemon juice or anything.
daniela: Avocado rocks!
lara kasabian: I don't know what your boyfriend said but I have the feeling that he is right! Well, you have 2 options: you can use a breast pump (I don't like it but I do it anyway) or you can do it manually. I always have the feeling that I'm a cow when I do that!
newbiedad: Hi dude :)
m: I will try not to get discouraged. It is just that I so want her to love food...like me! But it doesn't work like that! We also have to give vitamin-d supplement.
one claire day: We often forget how smart babies are. This is why I like so much this little video.
dear olive: Welcome Kellie. Ah, Claire is the best. She is so amazing. xox
oscarlucinda: Thank you so much! The workshop was so fun that my friend and I decided to go again next week.
the franglaise: I would have reacted just like you :) Now, I should get the hungry catapillar book...it is a classic!
kristin: Why is it going to be easier to raise a bilingual child in Switzerland? I'm curious!
shanon: I would react just like you. The only difference, with my stroller, Alice is always facing out towards the world. One less thing to cry about ;)