Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

The night before last our whole family was sitting around the dining room table eating supper. My daughter was chattering away about a million different things and my son was sitting in his highchair feeding himself yogurt with a spoon. All of a sudden I felt very emotional and my eyes began to well up … Continue reading Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

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Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

Hey all, I originally posted this back in November 2017. I was thinking about this post a couple days ago because my daughter was asking for more chores to help with (she's three, chores are still fun). Have you heard of "adulting" classes? Apparently this is the new thing where young people are taught basic … Continue reading Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

I Love Having a Son

Growing up, I never doubted that I would have children, and I always knew that I would have two girls. I believed that girls were fun, they didn't like gross stuff, they smelled better, played nicer... Can you tell that my only sibling was a girl? I didn't have any close male cousins or friends. … Continue reading I Love Having a Son

Motherhood: The Art of Pissing Off Everyone

Do you ever have days where it seems as though when you try your hardest to be a good parent you just end up feeling like you are doing the opposite? I don't try to be the cool mom and I'm not one of those parents who let their kids get away with being little … Continue reading Motherhood: The Art of Pissing Off Everyone

6 Baby Items That Were a Waste and 6 I Would Buy Again

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

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Don't eat supper because "it is disgusting!" And cry because you want icecream. Refuse help dressing in pajamas, then try to put them on upside down and get angry when it won't work. Insist you don't have to go pee before bed. Brush your teeth and immediately ask for a snack. Look for the one … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

We have had much more rain than normal over the summer, so Abby has not been able to play with her favorite outside toys as much as she would like. Ususally we enjoy playing in the playhouse, splashing in the water table, digging in the sandbox, riding her tricycle, and driving her Minnie Mouse Powerwheels … Continue reading Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

I didn't know what to expect when I first tried breastfeeding. While in the hospital with my firstborn, my milk took a long time to come in and the lactation consultant advised me to start pumping. Even though she was getting colostrum from pumping and nursing, I was worried that Abby wasn't getting enough to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

A Year of Oscar

My little man has just turned one. It is hard to believe that we have been a family of four for that long. Changing from a family of three to a family of four was harder than changing from a family of two to a family of three. All our routines were upended. In the … Continue reading A Year of Oscar

My Sweet Pea is Three

Today my coworker Juana asked me if I had discovered yet that raising girls is very different than raising boys. She had previously told me this and I had internally rolled my eyes. Even a few weeks ago I would have thought that was a silly statement. But, she has raised three girls and three … Continue reading My Sweet Pea is Three