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On Love, Parenting & Double Chocolate Birthday Cake

By OneHungryMama |

double chocolate birthday cakeMy little boy turned one last week. Instead of spending the day with him, I was with his older brother. It all worked out. In a strange way, it was even kind of perfect. The right punctuation to end my first year as a mother of two.

See, my little one has shown expert ease at sharing me. And my older son has really needed that. I know this dynamic isn’t permanent, but it has taught me something that has changed me forever: a more flexible, easy-going way of mothering.

While it runs much deeper than how I feed my kids, one small way that this more adaptable parenting has expressed itself is through food. My older son hadn’t eaten sugar before his first birthday. Seriously. I’m not kidding. And while, in some ways, I wish I’d been as diligent with my second, the fact that I haven’t been is indicative of a mellowed attitude that I’m proud of and that does my baby good.

Double Chocolate Birthday Cake interiorDon’t get me wrong, I’m still pretty serious about healthy foods. And adamant about whole foods (natural stuff, not the store). But I’m also more relaxed. And that’s good for everyone.

Check out the recipe for (and more photos of) my little one’s decadent Double Chocolate Birthday Cake with Strawberries (home made with sugar and butter and chocolate, oh my!).

And maybe even take a read at my sappy little birthday note to my happy little birthday boy. Then, enjoy your children, make something yummy and tell us…

What has each of your children taught you about love and parenting?

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About OneHungryMama



Stacie Billis is a Brooklyn mama of two and co-founder of ChowBaby foods and ChowMama. As a parenting-and-food writer, Stacie is combining her background in developmental psychology with her passion for food to help make the world a more delicious place for families. She was a resident food blogger on Babble, and continues to write on her personal blog, One Hungry Mama.

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