As some of you may know, yesterday was my birthday! I turned the big 2-4! Unlike some people (I'm looking at you, husband) I quite enjoy birthdays and think they are something special that should be celebrated, even if I am past my prime birthday enjoying years! This year was the first year that I… Continue reading 4 Unforgettable Birthday Traditions
I sit and watch your chest rise and fall, and today, I hold you. You snore and you wiggle and you sigh and you flail, and today, I hold you. You stretch and you stretch and you take my hand, and today, I hold you. I whisper in your ear and stroke your hair, and… Continue reading Today, I Hold You.
For the first time since we had Chunker, sickness has descended upon us *insert dramatic music here*! Of course, I couldn't be the only one to get sick like in the pre-baby days, so in no time we were all feeling the funk. It came out of no where, too. All of a sudden we… Continue reading Sickness Has Set In!
We Were Nominated! I am so excited to announce that This Mom Blogs. was nominated for the Liebster Award! A big thank you to Claudia of Conscious Earth Mama for this amazing honor. She has a really awesome blog all about natural living and a holistic lifestyle. Make sure to head on over to her… Continue reading 2017 Liebster Award Winner
As a mom, we have to make many decisions before our child is ever born. We do our absolute best to be prepared for what is to come knowing that when our child enters the world everything we have planned for may change. Part of being a mom is, or should be, being flexible when… Continue reading Say NO to Lactivism
In preparation for the total solar eclipse, Chunker and I decided to stay the night at Grandma's house! It was the first time since Chunker's birth that we have stayed anywhere other than our house. To my surprise, it went very very well. Chunker was cuddled and snuggled and loved on and mommy even got… Continue reading Eclipse 2017 & Baby’s First Slumber Party
Many of us in the United States are spending the day (and perhaps the last week) preparing for tomorrow's solar eclipse. According to Bustle, this will be the first total eclipse in almost 100 years that almost all of the U.S. will get to experience. What are you doing to prepare? For us, we decided… Continue reading Are You Ready?
We all know that us mamas have it rough sometimes. It's difficult to juggle all the many things we have to do and the mommy guilt that is always lingering overhead for the things we just can't get done. We are moms, and while we are superhuman, sometimes we have to make some really difficult… Continue reading Mom Can’t Win: Job Edition
Entertaining any child can be difficult. They aren't exactly great at communicating what they would like to do which leaves us mamas playing a guessing game. This is especially true of little babies. Chunker just turned four months old, so I feel like some sort of mommy expert (HA!) on the entertaining world of 0-3… Continue reading How to Entertain Babies: 0-3 Months
Today is a big day for us, Chunker. You are four months old today! I look at you play and laugh and smile and think of a time when I thought none of that would be possible. A time not so long ago when I was told that the miracle of life was far from… Continue reading For This Child, I Prayed.