Well, we are mostly settled in to out new place here in Austin now. After arriving a little more than a week ago, the house is mostly moved into, we just have some pictures to hang and decorations to put up. Really starting to feel like home.
Something I have been wanting to do for a long time is get into blogging in my personal site. I find myself thinking “this would be great on my blog” a few times a week.
As far as content, I bet it will be something that will evolve. At this moment, I am leaning towards sharing great vegetarian and vegan recipes I come across. At some point I would also make posts consisting of a week’s meal plan. That is something that I could see being useful for myself later on when I want to repeat a plan or just share it with friends looking for a plan that has already been figured out.
I also want to share fun family/parenting adventures. Becoming a parent really has changed my life in great ways I wouldn’t have believed if you told me. It’s something that had to be experienced. However, in sharing these things I am hoping to connect with other parents and share stories and relate to other new parents.
With that, posts may be short, but hopefully that will inspire me to write more often.
When I restarted this blog with a different direction, my idea/goal was to post a few times a week to daily. It started out well, but then my son Griffin started teething and my schedule went out the door. Between lack of sleep and doing what I could to make hours with work, I had very little free time and even less motivation to write.
It’s been a couple weeks since I last posted and I suppose I have a lot of catching up to do.
As of today, Griffin is a week shy of 5 months old. It amazes me how much he has grown and even more so how advanced he seems to be. I have been watching the things he is doing now and how much or his personality is starting to shine through.
4 Month Doctor Visit
His 4 month old doctor visit was the first surprising bit for us. After measuring him, the nurse came back to tell us how he compared with other babies in the US.
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After our 4 month checkup our pediatrician mentioned that with how well Griffin was advancing, that we could start feeding him solid foods. We were pretty surprised as you can imagine thinking he wouldn’t be ready until about 6 months. He told us a few of the things to look for to know when your baby is ready to start solid foods.
According to our pediatrician and a few other sources 4-6 months is a good indicator. We had been hearing and read many times 6-8 months.
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1. Close the Door
If you have the luxury of an office, den or additional room with a door, use that to get your work done. We have an additional room that we have made into an office. If you don’t have an additional room, consider using a bedroom. Closing the door helps me mentally break the pattern of needing to stay connected to everything my son is doing allowing me to focus easier. This is also a good way for other family members read more »
An elevator pitch is an overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The name reflects the fact that an elevator pitch can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (for example, thirty seconds, or 100–150 words).”—Wikipedia
Now that I understand what one is I am going to share the process I used for creating mine.
The idea behind the book is to teach you techniques to assist you in developing a better blog. Each day you learn a new technique or concept, each compounding on another or something new all together.
Some of it may be common knowledge to me or some of you but I plan to share what I am experiencing each day and blog about it, to be completely transparent. In going through these exercises I may also share info/data related to the other blog I am with MattersofGrey.com as I may not have enough info on this blog to make it worth sharing.
Wanted to thank @gorirrajoe for the responsive WordPress theme to get me started. I really liked the way he put his together and it works really we on mobile and desktop, hence it being called responsive. It will get me going until I can modify it to meet my needs design-wise. I want to add a little bit of color and change the fonts. Probably going to use a Google Web Font or two. I am also planning on only having the bare minimum of plugins and scripts to keep this running quickly. Should be fun, I have great things planned for the rebirth of this blog RedDolan.com.