Thursday, November 11, 2010

Small Successes

Danielle Bean at Faith&Family Live says,"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that." My successes this week are small indeed but happy ones.

1) I made a big thing of Granola and bought yogurt so Lulu and I now have a healthy breakfast to eat each morning. It is also a lot cheaper than buying cereal at the grocery store.

2) This Saturday marks 6 months of breastfeeding! Yesterday I introduces rice cereal. Eliza ate it but didn't seem to enjoy it. I took my MIL's suggestion of taking a scant 1/4 cup ground up rice (or rice flour) and cooking it down with 1 cup water like it was pudding. Then you can you put it in serving sizes in an ice tray and freeze it. It is a little thick for Eliza so I mix it with a little breast milk.

3) I did all my grocery shopping for the week for $20! I am trying to cut down on the budget so it is VERY exciting that I can get away with that little and still have everyone very satisfied.

Bonus) My kitchen is very clean!


  1. Success #2 made me feel wistful. I remember making those little "food cubes" for my babies. That was a long time ago. These days, I stock my freezer with spicy chicken wings for my "babies" to snack on!

  2. Any helpful tips on cutting down the grocery bill? I would really like to get ours under control a little better, but haven't had a huge amount of luck.

  3. Great list - later this week I'll hit the 5 month mark for breastfeeding. My little man is already chowing down on the baby food so our freezer is STOCKED with those little pucks of fruits and veggies.

  4. Wow great list especially #3. Great job. I need to take my food budget more seriously. Blessings and Grace...

  5. Eliza steadfast refused all solid food last month. Both of my girls have chosen not to eat solid food until 6 months old.

  6. I have been working on getting our whole budget under control. The grocery bill has been the hardest part. Tomorrow I will try to write a post of everything I have done or have heard people do to get their grocery bill under control.