Baby Food on Vacation

pineapple, pina colada and island water

Aloha! My family just got back from a week in Hawaii. Are you taking a baby on vacation? Here is what I learned about baby food on vacation. It’s easier and more fun to feed your baby while away than you think.

Combination Feeding

Cheers! Two baby bottles being cheered.

I want you to know something…I use formula.

There! I said it. I’ve promoted exclusive breastfeeding professionally for over 10 years. Then, I had Olivia and I needed help. Check out our story and learn about combo feeding on the blog.

I honestly didn’t even know combination feeding was ‘a thing’ until I wrote about our experience this week. Surprise! What we do has a name.

Caffeine while breastfeeding

a coffee mug on the front porch

Olivia has hit her four month sleep regression and the only thing on my mind is how much coffee can I drink. Seriously, what’s the deal with caffeine while breastfeeding? How can I tell how much caffeine is even in my mug of coffee? Is decaf cool now? Warning: real life math ahead!

Prime Day 2021

baby helping his mom shop

YES! It’s that time of year — Amazon Prime Day! In case you need a reason to do some online shopping, let us make it a bit easier for you to scout the feeding your kids / nursing / I’m pregnant categories. We’re checking the deals throughout the day, so check out the timestamp of […]

Baby Bottles and Dad

Picture of Olivia's dad Alex feeding her with the Hevea bottle

From the first time Alex fed Olivia in the hospital to sorting out their bottle feeding routine we learned a lot. This is a dad primer on baby bottles. Are you a dad? Don’t miss out on feeding. It’s pretty special.

Full Circle Prenatal Vitamin Review

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When you start thinking about getting pregnant do these three things: 1) Read Emily Oster’s book Expecting Better 2) Buy ovulation strips and 3) Start taking a prenatal, like Full Circle Prenatals. I choose Full Circle because of the nutrient composition and I love supporting Registered Dietitians! Read on for my Full Circle Prenatal review.

Welcome to Olivia’s Jam

Melissa and Liv outside

Welcome to our new blog! I’m here to share what really happens when an expert in maternal and child nutrition becomes a mom and feeds a child. My baby Olivia and I are going for Emily Oster meets Pinch of Yum.

What’s for dinner? Dr Maria Rivera takes over

Dr. Maria Rivera holding a sailboat made of an eggplant

Being a parent has changed Dr. Maria’s view on food and feeding her family. Can you relate? Now that Maria is a mom, she talks to parents differently about food. For example, her son hated the first 10 things she gave him. Zayn had preferences, and he let her know about them. Today she serves her nutrition advice from a doctor and public health perspective but with a big side of mom-sense. Here are her favorite evidence-based tips.

Managing Special Diets With Kids

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For Coach Kari family nutrition is personal and professional. Being an expert in nutrition as a Registered Dietitian is her profession, but it has always played a big part in being a mom. Both her kids had very different nutritional needs growing up. She has had personal experience
with her own kids from failure to thrive to severe gastrointestinal (GI) issues.

Coach Kari shares some tips for how she managed food and nutrition with her family.

3 Hacks to Make Feeding Kids Easier

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We’ve put together this list of hacks to make feeding your kids easier. In our minds were parents with kids of all ages, from newborns, to those just starting foods, to toddlers up to tweens. Ready to make the most out of your time, make clean up easier and get your little one to eat more healthy food? Let’s do this.