Until I had a kid, I really had no idea how hard being a parent is. Then I hopped aboard the pregnancy train heading for Parenthood with a capital 'P,' discovering all through the journey just how amazing (and sometimes gross- let's be honest) being a mom is. I bought What to Expect When You … Continue reading Job Description: Mother
For most children in the United States, it is time to go back to school, or for some, the academic year has already begun. My daughter began her second year of preschool three weeks ago and is loving it, especially because she has moved to a brand new classroom and their new building has three … Continue reading Preschool and Preparing Children for Kindergarten: One Teacher’s View
One of our engagement photos Happy anniversary to my sweet husband. It is hard to believe that we have been together for eleven years and married for five! One of our wedding photos We've shared so many memories and have created a beautiful family. I love you! My husband with Abby Me with Oscar My … Continue reading Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary
I don't want to sound like one of those braggy, better than thou parents, but my kids eat only an organic, non-GMO, low sugar, cruelty-free, free-range, grass-fed, mostly plant-based diet. And they love it! No feeding my kids crap food. I don't understand why you all say it is so difficult to get your children … Continue reading The Foods That My Kids Actually Eat and Healthier Substitutions for What They Want
At home, my daughter is a catnapper. She may fall asleep nursing or drinking a bottle but if you attempt to lay her in her crib or Pack ‘N Play she will only sleep for about fifteen minutes. At daycare, she will take three naps a day and will sleep in the Pack ‘N Play … Continue reading Bye Bye, Swing. Will She Ever Take a Good Nap for Me Again?
I just want to sleeeeeeeeep Abby doesn’t sleep very well yet; I wake up with her multiple times a night. Sometimes she wants to eat, sometimes it is a dirty diaper, other times she just wants cuddles. I hate to say it but sometimes about the fifth or sixth time I start to get a … Continue reading Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles
I'm sure you know how it can be. Sometimes money is tight and entertainment can be expensive. Kids, or mine at least, always want to do something, to be entertained, to experience something different and fun. While when they are younger it can be rather easy to find fun things to do, as they get older … Continue reading 50 Free (or Almost Free) Fun Family Activities