Both my children have a security lovie. My son has a lamb that he got at his baptism, and my daughter has a Winnie the Pooh one. Neither one of them can sleep without it and at some point not even leave the house without it. So you know that it gets dirty and disgusting pretty quickly. I know that it can be a challenge to … Continue reading Cleaning the Lovie
When my mother cloth diapered us, it wasn’t the most popular mainstream thing to do. Actually it was somewhat looked down upon as “hippy” or “Weird”. In 20 plus years the times have changed. Since I made the switch to cloth diapers I have met more people who cloth diaper and follow the same eco-friendly ways. In my endless nights awake, I stumbled up a … Continue reading Cloth Diaper Calculation
When I tell people I have two children two and under, I normally get some sort of response of sympathy. Having my children so close in age was something that my husband and I decided consciously to do. We wanted them to grow up together and be at the same development age range. Yes we knew that it was going to be difficult and more work … Continue reading Why I Love Having Children Close in Age
So you have a little one on the way and you already have a couple of furbabies at home. There are a few things that you can do to help prepare them for the arrival of your baby. – Start with noises babies make. Youtube is great for this. Look up babies crying, screaming, laughing…. Play the video so that your furbabies can hear. Start … Continue reading How to Prepare your Pets for Welcoming a New Baby.
Watching my son “teach” my daughter to clap. Then when she puts her hands together, he cheers for her like she has just won the gold metal! Observing my son “taking” care of my daughter, knowing that he loves her so much. When she is crying, he asks her “What is wrong? It’s ok I am right here!”. He always wants to make sure that … Continue reading Heartwarmer
It was the day after Christmas and two days after my son’s second birthday, where he got tons of toys for presents and what do we see him play with? The box and peanuts a package came in on Christmas Eve. Yep that is right, he wasn’t playing with any of his new toys….he was playing with a cardboard box and peanuts. At that point … Continue reading Toys Children Play With
As a working mother of two, I find myself with even less time to exercise than I did before I had children. Long gone are the days where I get in 1.5 hours of exercise in one day at one time. Between working full time, keeping the house up, and spending time with my children, I have little time to exercise. I touched before … Continue reading Fitting in Exercise….
I know that many people say that if you start rocking your baby to sleep he/she is going to need you to rock them always to sleep. This is true. If you start a pattern your child is going to expect that and want that as part of their routine. When my son was about 5 months old he was a little harder to put … Continue reading Why I Rock my Baby to Sleep
I had the wonderful opportunity to write about my birth experience with my daughter for The Fearless Formula Feeder Friday post. Here is a portion of the post. To read the whole entry please go here. Punished because I Formula Feed I have read so many stories about hospitals that push women to formula feed their babies and how nurses/hospitals need to be more supportive of women … Continue reading Featured on Fearless Formula Feeder!
I briefly discussed dealing with postpartum depression (PPD)before, but little did I know then that I would have it ten times worse with the birth of my second child. I knew something wasn’t right when I was pregnant, when I was getting agitated over the stupidest things. It only took one dinner, where I threw a 4-year-old tantrum because my husband cooked the potatoes with garlic and onions, to … Continue reading Postpartum Depression