Was that a popular T-shirt slogan circa 1991 where you grew up also? What about "Love Sees No color"?
(I did grow up in Oregon where a lot of white folks rocked dreadlocks also so....)
I mostly make my own baby food.
Because for starters it makes me feel morally superior-- and also I like knowing what my baby is eating.
This kid is only five months old and normally I wouldn't have introduced solids so early, but boy oh boy, he just wants to eat them. He's been eyeballing us and drooling while we eat for months, and if I am eating while I am nursing him, he quits nursing and just watches me eat while giving me a "Why are you holding out the good stuff on me?" look. Its true.
Avery was always kind of "Meh" about solid food. Quite a dainty eater. Oliver on the other hand gets quite frustrated if he feels the speed with which you are shoveling sweet potatoes into his gullet isn't sufficiently quick.
I mean, we are obviously underfeeding the poor kid.
(By the way, I made this bib using those directions right over there on my sidebar --->. This kid has been know to be put to bed in a pink hand-me-down sleeper a time or two, but I figured he needed his own boyish bib.)
In case you are wondering, here's how I make baby food:
Cook vegetables or fruit (I like baking rather than boiling if possible). Throw them in a food processor for a while and add a tiny bit of water if necessary. Portion into cute little jars (make sure they are freezable jars...they will say so on the box). Put the lids on and toss into freezer.
Or line them up on your counter and photograph them and feel good about yourself as a mother (self-righteousness optional but highly recommended), and also as proof to your husband as to what you actually do all day.
When I am ready to use them I either put them in the fridge to thaw the day before if I remember (which I never do) or thaw them in hot water or the microwave. I prefer to freeze the baby food rather than can it in the traditional way because I think it retains more nutrients that way. Plus this way you can keep re-using the lids.
I totally do.