Four Simple Things #13

What we are eating: Love Grown Cereal

I prefer my kid not to eat cereal for breakfast, but he loves it SO.SO.much. I buy a box or two a month and it makes him impossibly happy. We found this new cerealmade out of beans. It has an astronaut on the front and it’s good. #winning

What we are playing: Ikea Mula Baby Walker

This is the best for babies on the move. Casters on the wheels allow adjustment so it rolls more slowly. Once kids are walking well, move the handle back and a toddler can use it as a cart to carry things. Don’t rush babies into this though–wait until they are cruising along the furniture proficiently. First they master sideways walking, then they go to forwards. We added some hand weights to ours for the baby to get started.

What I am wearing: Pact Underwear

Since I have a really small wardrobe (you can see the whole thing here) I am about to run out of things to post on “what I am wearing.” So this week, we are down to underwear. I was a Hanky Panky loyalist for years. But these are my new goto.

What I am pondering: When Your Mother Says She’s Fat

My email on beauty and body image from last week prompted me go back and re-read one of my favorite articles of all time, When Your Mother Says She’s Fat. This is a powerful one–I re-read it a few times a year for a gentle reminder the job I have to do.

I love hearing from you all, send me your thoughts and questions.

Happy Weekend!


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.