Baby Feeding Tips

Make mealtime fun and easy with our baby feeding tips and ideas. From easy first recipes to on-the-go snack tips and ideas for fussy eaters, you'll find plenty of great advice on how to satisfy your moodie little foodie.

5 Tips for Setting the Kids' Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I am so excited to be hosting this year for family and friends. It’s the first holiday in our new house, so I am even more excited to cook and decorate for all to see.

Because we are having many guests, we don’t have much room for the kids to sit at the table, so I am making a special table just for them. When I mentioned it to my oldest daughter, she wasn’t as thrilled as I was to sit at a table with just the kids. Little did she know that I had a great table planned for her that she is going to be so excited to sit at because it will be so much fun.

Here’s how I’m making sure my little ones have fun at the kids table this Thanksgiving.

Kids Table

4 Clever Tricks for a Mess-Free Thanksgiving Day

We all know how busy Thanksgiving Day can get, especially when you are a mommy! And the last thing you want to do on a holiday is spend all of your day cleaning.

Here are some items that can help you keep your babies as mess-free as possible, not just on Thanksgiving, but any day of the year.

The Family Dinner (It's Not Just for Holidays)

I’ll never forget our first meal as a family of three.

It was the morning after our baby was born, after the visitors had left, the post-birth excitement had died down, and it was just me, my husband, and the brand-new little girl that had completely stolen our hearts.

A Latino-Inspired Turkey Stuffing That's Perfect for Baby

Ask anyone in my family what their favorite Thanksgiving food is and without hesitation they will say, “Abuelita’s relleno.” My grandmother makes the most amazing stuffing. If you are used to having American turkey stuffing every year, put that out of your mind. This isn’t your regular everyday American stuffing, this is special.

My grandmother’s stuffing complements the turkey perfectly but also stands alone. The morning after Thanksgiving everyone fixes a plate of stuffing to eat with their cafe con leche. Then later that day everyone is making a stuffing sandwich. It’s that good.

It’s also a great food for baby to eat on Thanksgiving because it’s soft and mushy. Both of my kids have had it and loved it.

If you’re looking for something new to shake things up on Thanksgiving, definitely give this recipe a try. Make sure you make lots of it, because I’m sure you will love it. It even freezes well, so you can enjoy it long after Thanksgiving is over. 

What Thanksgiving is Like Before and After Baby

I love Thanksgiving. Every year, we all gather at my mom and dad’s house (I mean, all of us — 20 to 30 people) and the kitchen is busy with everyone getting their dishes ready for the meal. There’s music playing and lots of chatter. In true Miami fashion, we never manage to eat dinner before 10 p.m., but that’s okay because we’re all having a good time just being together.

But now that my sisters and I have kids, this holiday has changed a bit for us. Babies know just how to rock your world, don’t they?

So below, you’ll see just a few ways Thanksgiving is different before and after baby. Can you relate?

Rocket Fuel