The Happiest Baby {Giveaway}

It’s been a long time since I updated you on our happenings on the family front, but can you guys believe that our baby girl is NINE freakin’ months old? When did that happen?! Over the span of a week, she figured out how to sit up from lying down position and then how to pull herself up from sitting. Can I just say that it freaks me out just a bit (okay – maybe a lot) to see her lying down one second then she’s sitting or standing straight up talking to herself two seconds later, before I even have the chance to blink. I can barely handle how quickly she is growing!

madison_0 to 9

Zero to nine months.. Seriously?!

Anyhooo.. like with most conversations I have these days, I digress! With growing up comes the territory of ever evolving eating habits, not just for Madison, but us also! Although we’ve tried for the last few years to eat well as much as we can, the biggest change we’ve implemented into our lifestyle is going organic. Many people see organic as the latest fad, but we feel informed and well-educated enough to know that this is the right decision for us as a family. Obviously it’s not possible to eat organic all day every day, but when we can, we do!

We like to make Madison’s food from scratch, but sometimes things are just too busy that we need a more convenient option. We also like to give her diet a bit of variety, so that’s where Happy Family’s Happy Baby line comes to the rescue! You may remember me raving about their adult pouches many, many (pre-baby) months ago. Well, their line of baby nom noms have come in handy many a time over the last few months when we’ve realized Maddie’s freezer stash was gonezo or that she needed a little spice  in her life. We love to mix things up by offering her a pouch of their Homestyle Meals or mixing one of their fruit & veggie medleys into a serving of her baby cereal. She’s currently obsessed with their brown rice pudding with banana, apple, and cinnamon – and who can blame her!

Happy Baby products

How could we not be happy with such a great selection of yumminess!

So what do we love most about the Happy Baby food pouches?

  • They’re organic.
  • They’re healthy.
  • They’re convenient.
  • They’re tasty!

We can literally just toss them in our diaper bag on the way out the door and know that we have a healthy option for the bub when we’re on the go. And let’s face it, that’s us pretty much every day,every week – but who isn’t as a parent, really?

Step 1: Squeeze. Step 2: Slurp. Step 3: Slurp. Step 4: Slurp some more....

Step 1: Squeeze. Step 2: Slurp. Step 3: Slurp. Step 4: Slurp some more….

Whether your little person is just starting off on solids or isn’t such a little person anymore, they have something for every stage and every age. Don’t believe me? You can find out more about the Happy Family Organic Superfoods brand and all of their product lines on their website.

So.. have I convinced you yet that Happy Family needs to be a part of your family’s crazy and busy life? Good! Because here is your chance to win a free snack pack from Happy Family! You can enter by clicking the Rafflecopter link below:

Enter for a chance to win a free Happiest Baby Giveaway pack!

This giveaway will be open starting today July 14th and ends in two weeks on July 28th, so hurry and enter to win a nutritious and tasty pack of yumminess! Best of luck to everyone and Happy eating!

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Still Alive… Sort Of

Hey, all! I just wanted to give a quick shout to announce that I’m still here, living life at a mile a minute of course!

It’s been a few weeks since we got back from Australia, and in true F-Family fashion, we decided to throw a wrench (or four) into our lives just went things started to get back to some sort of normalcy. We put our condo on the market, had it under agreement within two days, and are currently on the search for a new place to live. Throw a horrible head cold flu and some serious work developments in the mix, and you betcha my day-to-day has gotten just a wee-bit cray-zay.

I barely have enough time to sleep, never mind blog, and I can only breath through one nostril right now. I promise (and hope) that we will be back to a state of relative calmness soon because I have some blogging I need to catch up on!

[What I Ate Wednesday #43] Time Traveling

For the better part of a decade, I’ve done a fair bit of time traveling. Now before you jump to any conclusions and call me crazy, I don’t actually think I jumped into a time machine… It only comes with the territory of flying to Australia every year or two for the last eight years. Leaving Australia at 10am on a Saturday and arriving in Los Angeles as 6am on Saturday sounds kind of cool, doesn’t it? (Humor me.) Well let me tell you what isn’t quite as cool: crossing the international date line with a baby. Holy jet lag, Batman. I am tired! My now 6-month old has reverted back to the sleeping and eating habits of her 3-week old self, and I’m eating like I’m 30 weeks pregnant again. Must eat allll the food at 2 in the morning. Speaking of food, let’s talk about what you came here for: my Monday eats! If you’re not quite sure what’s the deal with all these shenanigans, go take a stroll on over to Peas and Crayons to find out what this WIAW party is all about. [Breakfast #1] The first meal of the day consisted of scrambled egg substitutes with mozzarella and hot sauce and an unpictured naner! [Snack #1]  My morning snack was a handful of chips and a healthy serving of salsa. Not your typical morning snack, but I’m not ashamed! [Breakfast #2] Second breakfast was an english muffin with crunch peanut butter on one half and Nutella on the other. I haven’t had second breakfast since I was preggo but this silly jet lag has my body all sorts of confused! WIAW43_1 [Lunch] My mid-day meal was a can of Campbell’s Italian wedding soup. I was trying to limit my salt intake to get rid of some of this bloat from vacation, but we were running a little low on lunch foods so I had to make do with what I had! [Snack #2] My second snack of the day was a bag of honey dijon chips. My low salt intake goal for the day went straight out the window after that! [Dinner] My last meal of the day was a simple and easy chicken stir fry we whipped up using my homemade teriyaki sauce recipe. We washed that down with a Healthy Choice fudge bar after dinner! WIAW43_2   It feels so good to be back into relatively healthier eating habits. Sure I had a few slip ups this week, but who doesn’t make a mistake every now and again! On that note, my next meal of the day and a rolling baby awaits me off the internets!

Now tell me…

What was your favorite thing that you ate this week?

Mine was definitely our last family dinner last Friday in Australia. It may have just been take-out, but it’s the company you keep that counts!