A few months ago I started repeating a daily affirmation at bedtime with my daughter. I think it is an important part of each day. All too early in life girls are told by society, either by media, other kids, or by adults (either intentionally or unintentionally) that they must fit in to a certain … Continue reading Our Daily Affirmation
My girl wants to potty all the time, potty all the time, potty all the time Pardon the Eddie Murphy song parody; it's a joke in our house. My husband and I like to sing it to our daughter, who hates it. Yes, I have totally become like my parents. They always would sing the … Continue reading My Girl Wants to Potty All the Time, Potty All the Time
My father-in-law had hernia surgery yesterday, so I have been home alone with the two kids yesterday and today so that he could have a few calm and quiet days to rest and recover. Yesterday went relatively well and was uneventful, other than the fact that the kids both refused to take an afternoon nap … Continue reading A Day in Crazy Town
Naturally as parents we try to give our kids everything we can, and not only everything, but the best of everything that we can provide. I know I myself sometimes get carried away with trying to make sure everything is just right, whether it is how a bedroom is decorated, how a meal is put … Continue reading Accepting ‘Good Enough’ and Letting Go of the Associated Mom Guilt
Today I got my Flu shot. Have you had yours yet? Last year I had both Influenza A and B, even though I had received a Flu shot. I felt like I had been hit by a train, but I was grateful that I had been vaccinated because had I not, I would have felt … Continue reading Get Your Flu Shot!
In my house growing up, one could often hear a variety of very colorful curses. Even now, when talking to my parents on speaker phone I must remind them that little ears are listening. I was never allowed to swear, but my mind filed away many of my dad's best. As an adult I swear … Continue reading #&@*$
I remember feeling completely lost when registering for gifts for my baby shower. I had no idea what stuff I needed and what I could live without. Did I need a walker? Baby powder? What kind of bottles? What size clothes? How many diapers? Between a baby shower at work and one thrown by family, … Continue reading 6 Baby Items That Were a Waste and 6 I Would Buy Again