BPA, Bottles, and Babies: A few things you should know

I mentioned a few weeks ago that the baby decided he was done nursing at 10 months old, and I was torn in my feelings about the matter. I liked nursing and wanted to make it to a year but I also liked a little bit of freedom that comes with weaning.

Finding a bottle that he liked was more of a pain then I thought it should be. I had a few old odds-n-ends bottles and nibbles lying around but he acted like he couldn’t get enough out. Some of the bottles were quite old, like six or seven years old and I realized that they probably were produced using BPA.

BPA is something that I had heard about but was confused by for a while until I made the time to do some research on my own. I figured I’m not the only one who is using bottles right now, and who is also super busy. So let me take some of the research time out of this and tell you what PBA is why you should be avoiding, especially when it comes to baby bottles.

And speaking of great baby products, there’s a giveaway at the end of the post! Keep reading.

BPA, Bottles, and Babies: A few things you should know
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Caramel Apple Oatmeal

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Warm breakfasts on cool mornings are one of my favorite things about fall. Oatmeal is a staple in our house and this is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Don’t worry though, it’s still totally healthy and you can make it with naturally sweetened caramel (recipes at the end of the post). The chunks of cooked apples, a little cinnamon, and just a drizzle of caramel make this caramel apple oatmeal a really fun and easy breakfast that will keep you (and the kids) full until lunch. I’m planning Continue Reading →

14 Recipes for the Candy Corn Lovers

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Candy corn seems to be one of those things that you either love or you don’t. This post is definitely for the candy corn lovers in the crowd! I love candy corn, not so much because it’s delicious but because it’s so iconic and fun. When candy corn makes it’s way into a glass pumpkin candy dish in my house then I feel like it’s officially the holidays. That first bag of candy corn of the season is always exciting! We don’t actually end up eating much of the stuff, but my is it pretty sitting on the mantel. And Continue Reading →

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Sprinkles

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Cooooookies! These gorgeous (and ridiculously fun) soft pumpkin cookies with sprinkles are just the kind of cookie Fall is begging for. Have you ever had those cake mix pumpkin cookies where you add a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and some chocolate chips? I know you have, and you might even love them. But from a friend to a friend, I’m here to tell you that they aren’t that good! I know they are popular and all but you kind of get what you put into them in my opinion. Not to mention that 80% of Continue Reading →

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups

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It’s that time again! 12 bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less and this month’s theme is just perfect for October. Pumpkin! I love pumpkin in everything from curry to pie. Today’s recipe for homemade pumpkin pie pudding in a cup is just the kind of treat to enjoy when you’d like some pumpkin pie but don’t want to make a whole pie. This recipe is naturally gluten free too, so it’s a fun option to make for friends and family who can’t enjoy traditional pie. Throw on some fresh whipped cream and you’ll really be in business. Don’t forget Continue Reading →

17 Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes

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Pumpkin Pie Spice isn’t just for pumpkiny recipes, you can use it in so many things! I love a shake of it on my sugar and cinnamon toast and even in sweet Chex Mix during the holidays, no pumpkin required. Here’s a fun collection of seventeen recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice but not necessarily pumpkin. These are just the kind of things you can make to make your house smell like fall! I’m even working on making a pumpkin pie spice sugar scrub to give as gifts… I’ll let you know how it turns out. Enjoy! And do Continue Reading →

One Hour Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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One hour pumpkin cinnamon rolls are just the recipe that we need to kick October off with a bang, am I right!? The best part about this recipe is not only that they take just one hour from start to eating, but that it makes 12 perfectly sized cinnamon rolls. Now, do I love recipes that make 4 dozen rolls to call my own, but I don’t really need that many hanging around the house; twelve is much more manageable. These are soft, sweet, and tender with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to make them Continue Reading →

Stove Top Chicken and Rice

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My mom made a chicken and rice dish that she baked in the oven when I was a kid, and I just did not like it. I have no idea why; I’m sure it was fine, but every time I think of chicken and rice I don’t get the best mental picture. I decided it was high time to change that mentality and make a chicken and rice dish that not only would cure my mental dislike, but also become a simple meal to feed my family. Rice is one of my kids’ very favorite foods. Stove Top Chicken and Continue Reading →

Sweet and Creamy Cornbread

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Fall finally found Southern Utah and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s downright chilly when we walk to school in the morning and all I want to make is soup and chili. I am a total soup lover and Henry, my happy second child, is right there with me. The rest of the family likes it fine but they aren’t crazy about it like Henry and I are. So in an effort to keep everyone happy and full I plan on serving some kind of awesome bread to compliment a soup/chili/stew meal. Cornbread is one of my favorite sides to Continue Reading →

18 Cheesy Breads Recipes (cheese + bread = perfection)

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There are few things that I love more than cheese and bread, but one of those things would be cheesy bread. Warm gooey cheese sharing the same space as fresh bread is a match made in heaven. I thought a whole round up of cheesy bread recipes would be just the thing we needed to kick off fall! These recipes are comfort food at it’s best and I’m sure you’ll find one, if not ten, to try! I’m putting a few of these on my to make list for sure. Any of these would be great sides, fun things to Continue Reading →