The art of wearing a baby

Babywearing was born out of practicality. Mothers needed a way to go about their daily lives while tending to their babies. It has been practiced in many cultures for hundreds of years and remains popular today.

Babywearing is using carriers, wraps or slings to hold the baby close to Mom or Dad while leaving hands free to cook, clean, shop or take care of other children.

Some parents don’t wear their babies because the practice looks intimidating. Babywearing International of Central Missouri is available to help.

Source: The art of wearing a baby

Sweet and Stout

With the recent microbrewery mania, beer experts have found ways to incorporate beer with almost anything — even dessert.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Bonnie Watson, Craft Beer Cellar’s director of education and certified cicerone — a sommelier of beers — paired classic desserts with craft beers. Chocolate chip cookies? A malty German doppelbock. Cheesecake? A carbonated sour cherry beer.

Watson said the three primary pairing goals are to complement, enhance or contrast. When tasting, first take a sip of beer. Then take a bite of dessert. Mid-bite, take another sip of beer and let the flavors unfold.

Source: Sweet and Stout: How to pair beer with desserts

From Griddle to Campfire

Source: From Griddle to Campfire: Troop 707 celebrates 50th Shrove Tuesday pancake supper

Twenty-one Troop 707 Boy Scouts manned 21 tables as Columbians streamed into the warmth of Calvary Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall. The 27-degree weather did not deter them. Heaps of steaming pancakes and savory sausages cooked by troop parents waited to be served. The Boy Scouts, ages 11 to 17, greeted their guests, took their drink orders and delivered breakfast for dinner at the troop’s 50th Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Feb. 9.