Our Family’s Formula for Happiness
Life with a two year old takes on new meaning when you add a blessed little girl that insisted on making her arrival several weeks early.
Little Miss Allie tossed our entire family for a loop with her entrance and time spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The first week of her life was so hard as we held on to our faith and rode the roller coaster of emotions that come with a sick child.
Thankfully, she is now a healthy and happy four month old that loves to give kisses!
Now life is a series of laughs and tears (toddler’s have such a hard life). Our Family’s Formula for Happiness is in finding a routine that works. Oh, how the books tell you to do this and that in order to have peace in your home. We have found that there is no right or one way that works in every home. There is whatever makes the ones that live in our home happy that works for us.
Lots of loving, laughing and enjoying the up and downs of a growing family. We have nightly bedtime routines and are working on getting our days on a schedule too. Right now, our happiness comes from having two healthy and happy children.
Our Family’s Formula for Happiness would have to be to appreciate the little things in life and don’t let the big things become overwhelming. Enjoy spending time just snuggling and loving on your little ones because they grow up to fast.
Another easy decision is to use Gerber® products such as their Gerber® Good Start® formula. Whether nursing or supplementing, knowing that Good Start® formulas are made without the use of genetically engineered ingredients is important to me.
Did you know that Gerber® Good Start® formula is now GMO-free? Here are a few facts about the new formula:
• Gerber® decided to make all of their Good Start® formulas without the use of genetically engineered ingredients because that is what a significant number of parents want.
• Formulas made without genetically engineered ingredients provide no additional nutritional benefits for your baby.
• Listening to consumer feedback about our products is important to us at Gerber®. As your partner in helping you raise a happy and healthy child, we continue to evolve our products to meet our consumers’ preferences.
• Because we have made this change across all of our formulas, we can offer non-GMO products to moms with a wide variety of needs—those who want our base product, those who supplement with breast milk, those with babies who need a soy formula, those who have babies with tolerance issues, etc.
What does NO GMOs-not made with the use of genetically modified ingredients mean?
The “No GMOS-not made with the use of genetically modified ingredients” refers to the fact that the ingredients we use in our products are not from crops grown with genetically engineered seed.
Why did Gerber® decide to make their formulas without the use of genetically modified ingredients and is there any benefit to my baby?
Gerber® decided to make their formulas without the use of genetically modified ingredients because that is what our parents wanted. Formula made without genetically modified ingredients provide is no additional nutritional benefit to your baby. Regulatory agencies and organizations, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Health Organization and National Academy of Sciences, have found that genetically modified crops are as safe as traditional crops; however, listening to consumer feedback about our products is important to us at Gerber®. As your partner in helping you raise a happy and healthy child, we continue to evolve our products to meet consumers’ preferences.
Today’s post is sponsored by Gerber® Good Start®, who believe that comfort for baby means happiness for all. Here is my Formula for Happiness™. We were asked to share our Family’s Formula for Happiness. What is your Family’s Formula for Happiness?