Happy 112th Birthday Dr. Leila Denmark!
Today is the 112th birthday of one of my heroes, Dr. Denmark. You read that right…112 years young! When I was pregnant for Nash I began researching and reading books on how to do this parenting thing. I was confused and frustrated with all the different schools of thought on how to care for your newborn…they all seemed to contradict one another and I didn’t have a peace about following any of their suggested routines. Living in Georgia I began hearing other moms mention stories about Dr. Denmark who practiced medicine here for over 75 years and saw more than 250,000 children! I was intrigued. After reading all the articles, books and resources I could get my hands on about Dr. Denmark I was confident that this was the parenting path for my family. Nash thrived on Dr. Denmark’s wisdom and feeding/sleeping routine…as did Bryson and I! Even now with baby Evyn we are beginning to implement her schedule and it is already improving her sleep routine, eating, and overall schedule. It has given us such a peace and a freedom in knowing how to care for our precious kids and keep them healthy, well fed & rested, and strong. I know her ways are not for everyone, but we LOVE Dr. Denmark. Without her wisdom and methods, I’m sure I would be a crazy mama! 🙂
In honor of Dr. Denmark’s birthday I wanted to share her “mush” recipie that I feed to my babies. It’s super easy to make and healthy + hardy. Evyn gobbles it up!
- 3 TBSP protein (I use Black Eyed Peas)
- 3 TBSP Banana
- 2 TBSP fruit (I use unsweetened applesauce)
- 3 TBSP Rice Cereal
- 3 TBSP veggie (added at lunch and dinner only)
Evyn eats this mush 3 meals a day (adding in veggies at lunch and dinner). I make 21 containers of “the base” (black eyed peas, applesauce, and bananas) each week and freeze it so that meal time is a breeze.