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We are at 9 months, 0 teeth and approximately 12 strands of hair. Our little baldy has come a long way in his eating skills (yes, even with 0 teeth he is quite capable of mashing food up in his mouth with his strong gums and palate) since we started with baby led weaning at […]

  • Fran Spencer

    He is growing so fast and really loves to eat. I am really amazed !

    He is so beautiful !ReplyCancel

So here we are! That oh so big milestone of starting solid foods. After 6 months of exclusively breastfeeding, to the utter astonishment of some (how can he possibly be getting enough nourishment from just milk!? It’s amazing, isn’t it?), K is slowly getting into the idea of feeding himself with his own hands and […]

  • Basabi

    Awwww! He is so adorable! I wish I was as wise as you Tina! There is so much to learn from you!

    Just one request though – could you make the font on this blog a little darker – as I get older it gets harder to read – specially on a smartphone.

    Keep being you! You make us proud!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Spencer

    I’d say the steamed apples are a big hit ! I can hardly wait to see what he eats next !ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for writing this!!

    My son started BLW from 6 months after being EBF and even after reading the book and probably the entire internet, it’s terrifying. 4 weeks later, the amount of progress Rohan has made is unbelievable and makes it all worth it!!

    Rohan’s favourites are steamed brocolli and plum! (Rohan is also half Indian/ half Caucasian, and we live in Nagpur MH)

    I can’t wait to hear more of your BLW journey!!ReplyCancel

    • Glad to hear that Lauren! I also feel like I’ve read the whole internet about BLW and it’s still scary so it’s always reassuring to hear personally from another BLW mama!ReplyCancel

I have learned from my husband that in conflict or difficulty, just like in good times, we always turn towards each other, not away from each other, and so it made sense to me to apply the same principle to our son. Especially as a baby who came into the world having spent the first 9-10 […]

  • Very well articulated as usual Tina.
    So true. my younger son now one and a half was worn from birth and wow he has barely cried in his babyhood barely had meltdowns and was always worn evening onwards and nursed on demand.
    he is such an exuberant, happy outgoing, friendly, indpendent one and a half year old. he never ceases to amaze me and i know it’s coz he knows deep deep deep down that we have his back babe.ReplyCancel

  • Shivani

    Love it .. especially that we want our kids to know that they can depend on us.. before you know it, they are too big to carry. Our 8 year old gets jealous when she sees me wearing the younger one.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Fulton

    Love this Tina and couldn’t agree more!ReplyCancel

Last year, I had the honour of doing a mini-breastfeeding shoot and interview with the lovely Aloka of Wholesome Mamma on the blog for World Breastfeeding Week. This year, my hands are full with my own little milky face so I haven’t been able to do another shoot but I did put on some nice […]

  • Aww what an amazing post tina and thanks for quoting me!
    I had no idea about the tongue tie and I am so glad you got that resolved.
    I think the idea of you Robert and Kai taking the first few days/ weeks to be alone with each other is such a GREAT idea! so glad you penned that down! kudos mamaReplyCancel

This is the story of our son’s birth from the perspective of my husband, Robert D Stephens.  18 May 2016 This is a story of water and birth. Bombay has always struggled with water. Getting clean water in, and getting dirty water out – these basics have proven the bane of millions for more than […]

  • wow i am sooooo priviliged to read this story! well done mama and daddy and so awesome to read this from a dad’s perspective. i had a waterbirth at home with mumbai midwife but it was with me second! it’s so great that you did it with your first and just LOVED reading this! Lots of love to your beautiful family and your lucky awesome baby!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Tarter

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience of this holy birth. Tina, I am so thankful for your safe delivery with a husband who loves you. Your dear son comes from God, “trailing clouds of glory.”

    Deborah TarterReplyCancel

  • Nikita

    Beautiful post, capturing a life-defining moment. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Yvette Hughes

    Robert. Tina and Son,such a beautiful WY to. Introduce my Great Great Nephew.
    He is so handsome and I know Grandpa LeLaidier is smiling down on all of you. I love you all. Aunt YvetteReplyCancel

  • Sonali Lahiri

    SONALI DIDAReplyCancel

  • Fran Spencer

    You are all amazing !

    Your insight into his birth have made us feel as though we were in the waiting room getting ready for Kai to come into this world. Thanks for making us feel at home .

    We love you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Sidhant Mehra

    Congrats Tina & Robert, and welcome Kairav!ReplyCancel

  • Jowarah Simmons

    Congratulations to the blessed parents. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of child birth. I’m so very happy for you and your familyReplyCancel

  • Muktanand

    Well done to Mama and Papa and Kairav.

    Thank you so much for letting me have the privilege of learning about your awesome experience. A really well written story of a birth in water. Maybe you should consider sending it for a competition or something??…you should get an award for it in whatever category… and then it becomes more public and more awareness of birth at home an option.

    Anyway thanks again. And many many blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for sharing this wonderfull personal account.
    So well documented and simply put.
    I hope your account shall be the seed of inspiration for many young couples!
    Congratulations to you both! For trusting yourselves, the process, the midwife and nature!

    This is the beginning of a lifelong journey.
    Please get in touch with me if you wish to be in touch with an Ayurveda Doctor who knows about Garbhasanskar and the ayurveda ways of immunisation.

    Love and blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Kadambari Ravi

    Wow Tina. You goddess you. This is priceless. Thank you Robert for sharing. Tina, I remember our chats on things pregnancy and childbirth. Here you are, a power mama now. You are going to be a huge inspiration for all women everywhere. I look forward to meeting you, and your little warrior. Love to you.ReplyCancel