Any family with a toddler can relate to this – teething means meal refusal at times. Amanda's cuspids started to erupt last week and she began to refuse foods, except for bread and yogurt. It's been days that she's refusing whatever I cook for her. I am starting to worry, but this mama has to do something! That... Continue Reading →

Summer is not over yet! Why not try something different for dessert and make this four-ingredient avocado ice cream. I've made old school avocado ice candy and my favorite mashed avocados with powdered milk on top, but Amanda seems not to enjoy eating avocados raw since they taste bitter sometimes. So, I decided to prepare... Continue Reading →

Farms are a magical place for little eyes and hands; they are an educational playground for children. Taking Amanda to a farm exposes her to many learning opportunities, and staying on a farm just lets us get back to simple pleasures that allow us to take things at a slower pace. It’s been a while since Paulo and I... Continue Reading →

Last March 11, Baby Food Project opened their bahay kubo to host a Baby Food Cooking Class. Families who are interested to learn the basics of preparing healthy food for their little ones were invited. Of course, our family was in attendance. This was a whole day session of learning, fun, and obviously, tasty food! We started... Continue Reading →

When Amanda was ready for solid foods, we decided to do the baby-led weaning approach—a term coined by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett in their book Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods. It is a method where finger foods are introduced right from the start. I am all in favor of baby-led... Continue Reading →

Hi, everyone! I've been microblogging on IG sharing recipes I cook for my hungry toddler. In my attempt to establish a good writing habit, let me put those recipes here on the blog. I am a cookbook person, and like most moms, I take inspiration from others/google recipes then modify them depending on what's available to us. The... Continue Reading →

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Hello! I’m Dianne, Amanda’s mom, a children’s book enthusiast from Manila. I am driven by a passion for learning through play and reading aloud to children, and I would love to share it with others through this blog. Being a mom is its own unique kind of adventure, and for 14 months now, it proved... Continue Reading →

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