Author: Rachel (page 1 of 4)

For Mother’s day I share to you..

Since I have taken quite a hiatus in writing this blog, due to you know… Life. I thought to share with you all this fun, ‘First Born Survey!’ 🙂   1. Was your first pregnancy planned? No. 2. Were you married at the time? Yes. 3. What were your reactions? I was in shock. My……

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Arroz Caldo! (Filipino Chicken and Rice Soup)

  Arroz Caldo! The epitome of chicken and rice soup! At least I believe it to be. When I was younger, my aunts would make this delightful soup during the New Years or whenever I would get sick. It was such a treat! My mouth waters reminiscing the last time it was cooked for me…….

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Falling for them Autumn days…

Fall is finally here my friends! Copper orange and red, golden-yellow, earthy brown leaves trickling away from the bark of oak trees. Canopy roads so picturesque, you just want to keep driving because the scenery is so entrancing. Then there’s PUMPKINS!!!  Pumpkins sold everywhere. You can’t escape the Pumpkin spiced lattes filling the air of……

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We made it a year!!!

  YAY! We made it a year of breastfeeding!!! My goal was to EBF my baby girl for at least 365 days, which I have  done so and counting! This breastfeeding journey of ours has been a rough, joyous, rocky, and euphoric road.  Remembering those endless nights of piercing pain, engorgement, cracked nipples and struggling……

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SUPER EASY Vegan Falafel with Taziki sauce!

As usual, life seems to get the best of me and time just seems to slip away, while I am having fun with my daughter! I’ll post an update on my mommy happenings, hopefully this weekend 😉 However until then, here is the long awaited Falafel recipe I’ve been meaning to compose. These Falafels are:……

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Things I’ve Learned This Past Month

Whoa! Time just seems to slip away when you have almost a year old baby, better yet when you have a baby in general. Those mothers who told me “first year goes by fast,” you all weren’t kidding. Well,  baby girl is actually nearing 8 months old! She wants to get into everything, especially when……

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8 Lactogenic Foods! (Increasing your milk supply)

Lactogenic [lak – tuh – jen – ik] “Stimulating lactation.” Back when I was pregnant, I would constantly search what foods would increase my milk supply. I’d try to incorporate them in my meals, so when our baby arrived I didn’t have to try so hard to eat them. Plus, it gave me a heads……

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Normalize Breastfeeding!

Due to an unfortunate recent event earlier this week, I have contemplated in not sharing this. But this shit has been eating at me since.  I would be crazy not to share it. Also, I’m sure there are some new mamas out there who have struggled with, let’s just say it… Breastfeeding in public. Our society……

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EASY DIY Sensory Baby Rattle!!

Did you know that the United States is ranked the second out of seven countries, who spend over $300 on toys PER child. I think its ridiculous and quite extravagant to always want the newest things. I’m a fan of simplicity and practicality! So today I decided to make my baby girl a sensory rattle from items……

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4 Helpful Parenting Style Charts

So being a parent is a continuous learning process for me. Everyone can seem to have their own opinion on different parenting styles.  In reality, I’ve found that doing your OWN research is always what helps determine what will work for you and your family. I have found these 4 helpful parenting style charts to……

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