Chagrin Falls, party of four

Last weekend, Maelle and I took our first big trip all by ourselves!  When Andrew found out he had to take a business trip to Italy and Germany (lucky duck!), I knew I’d need to break up the time somehow, so I planned a trip to see my bestie, Emily.  She also has a new baby, five-month-old Emmett, and we thought it would be perfect to meet in the middle at our favorite destination, Chagrin Falls. Continue reading “Chagrin Falls, party of four”

The Glycemic Index Diet

The eighth installment of the series on eating patterns is about the Glycemic-Index Diet. Last month, we explored the Volumetrics Diet and discussed how a food’s energy density can be used to help people make healthier choices when trying to lose or manage their weight. Ranked #23 out of 41 total diets in the U.S News Best Diet Rankings, the Glycemic-Index Diet is based on a carbohydrate’s effect on a person’s blood sugar. “Good” carbs rank lower in the index and take longer to digest, which slows the rise in blood sugar, while “bad” carbs rank higher in the index and tend to cause spikes in blood sugar. Continue reading “The Glycemic Index Diet”

four pacis and a bottle

We’ve been trying to get Maelle to take a pacifier–any pacifier–since we brought her home from the hospital, with little success. We also tried to introduce bottles a couple times this past week, with only slightly more success. I was beginning to think her resistance to both of these might be the start of more fussiness. Continue reading “four pacis and a bottle”