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.
I have seen lots of posts aimed at body image issues and how mothers present themselves in front of their daughters, but it seems as if that relationship has been completely ignored between mothers and their sons. I can't imagine why we as a population would choose to overlook something so important. Not only do men… Continue reading Boys & Body Image
My son is just shy of his four month birthday and my husband already jokingly calls me a helicopter mom! Yes, the moment my son cries, I am there. I am absolutely incapable of letting my son cry it out and I have absolutely no inclination to let him do so. (No judgment to those… Continue reading Helicopter Mom Trying to Raise an Independent Child
Whether you are pregnant or a new mom, you are going to be bombarded by all of kinds of questions. In my experience, most people don't even think about what is coming out of there mouth before they experience "inappropriate question vomit". Some things we just don't want to and shouldn't have to answer. Here… Continue reading 5 Questions You Just Shouldn’t Ask
Since the day my son was born (almost), multiple members of my family have told me how I needed to be giving my son cereal. They all said it would keep him full longer so that he would sleep longer. My personal favorite was "We started you at 10 days old!" I just wasn't ready… Continue reading We Finally Did It!
To My Chunker, Today has been a rough day for both of us. It is so hard watching you not feel good. You have cried and cried and Daddy and I can't do much but try to love on you and hope you feel better. I'm so sorry that your teeth hurt! If Mommy could… Continue reading A Letter to My Son