Author Archives: Meghan Keane Graham

Why I Make My Own Baby Food

Why I Make My Own Baby Food

This morning The New York Times has an article about parents making their own baby food and how that is negatively affecting the baby food industry. I was interviewed for the piece, which mentions that sales of baby food have been on the decline since 2005. This was a surprise to me, considering every time I go online or to a grocery store there seems to be some new food product or baby food delivery mechanism. And I buy some of them! But I also make my own baby food. Here’s why. More »

Do Not Register At ‘Buy Buy Baby’ Because It’s A Total Nightmare

Do Not Register At 'Buy Buy Baby' Because It's A Total Nightmare

But shopping as a parent there has been nightmare fuel. They look at pregnant ladies like wounded prey waiting to be devoured. After I caught my breath that first time in, I walked about five feet before being attacked by an employee who started spewing facts about useless products to me. Each department is guarded by some “expert” who would just love to tell you useless information about every product in their department that you need. More »

Paying $15 For A Highchair Temporarily Made Me Feel Like A Bad Mom

Paying $15 For A Highchair Temporarily Made Me Feel Like A Bad Mom

So when I started looking for highchairs, I did my monthly Google dance, where I search for ALL the items that exist in the world for a situation and looked at that pretty Stokke high chair and tried to figure out if it would fit in my teeny apartment. And then I glanced at Ikea and scoffed in the general direction of their high chairs. HA. What kind of parent buys their kid a deathtrap from Ikea for $25? More »