four simple things #02

What we are eating: Ugly fruits and vegetables.

We get pretty used to seeing fruits and vegetables look identical to one another. We have been trying to seek out “ugly” or unique produce in our shopping—because they taste good too.

What we are playing: Plastic Scooters.

We live in Texas. So in August, indoor play is king. These plastic scooters are a great workout for both the toddler and I. The best part? They slide under the sofa and hide nicely. There aren’t many legit gross motor toys that can make that claim.

What I am wearing: The Central Shirt from Madewell.

One hundred and two degree days call for the most soft and breezy material imaginable. Enter the Central Shirt. Bonus points that it buttons up the front to be nursing friendly. Double bonus points because it comes in chambray—one of my limited repertoire of wardrobe colors. I will be wearing this one year-around.

What I am pondering: Starting Solids

So starting solids is kind of my jam. This is where my doctoral research has been focused–and the importance of doing it right is vastly underestimated. We are starting solids with the baby this month and I will be developing a research-based program (with videos!) for readers to follow along. Are you starting solids? Want me to talk your ear off about it? Let me know, I am happy to do so.

Questions or comments? Comment below, I read them all. Or jump over to the Facebook group and let’s talk about it there.

Happy Sunday!


Denaye Barahona

Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She's a therapist for moms, an author, and the host of the top-ranked Simple Families Podcast. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, Netflix, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.