I know I have discussed the Mommy Wars here and here, but I feel once again to touch on this point. A little history, as you may know I had severe Postpartum Depression after the birth of my daughter in April 2012. It is now 2 years later and I can honestly look back and see that it was a lot worse than what I even … Continue reading Mommy Wars…..
It is hard going anywhere with children, but even harder with children that want to walk with you and are no longer contained in a stroller. So what do you teach them to help them stay with you? What do you teach them if you are separated? Here are some tips on what to teach your children. Dress children in the same color shirt- it … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Toddlers with You:
Store small books in plastic napkin holders- it makes it easier for young children to get them out. When old parts of toys turn up, put them in a plastic bag- that way when you notice the toy with the missing part, you know where to look. To preserve posters, pictures, and other items cover them with contact paper- this is durable and easier for … Continue reading This Works for Me!
At a friend’s family reunion, Ashley, 6 was playing the egg toss game. Her young partner walked away and one of the Uncles stepped in. The 2 of them went onto the for 1st place. Later, Ashley had received 2 “awards”. She informed me that she gave one to the man who was in the egg toss game with her. Such a sweetheart to reach out … Continue reading Heartwarmer
I used to look at new babies and want to have one, but then I realized I don’t want another new baby, I don’t want to keep having babies. I want MY babies back again. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with your children growing up? Angela DiCicco Continue reading Insights
– Hot and cold compresses, message, and hand express for pain and pressure, also lanolin cream for the nipple when it’s feeling “dry and raw.” (Theresa Monfet) -Warm wash clothes on help relieve some of the pain. (Brooke Dhawan) -Make sure that your baby is latched properly. -Nurse on the less sore breast first. -Make sure to break suction before taking your baby off the breast. -Use breast milk to … Continue reading Moms to Moms: Breastfeeding- Dealing with Pain
Pregnancy can be very tough on a mother’s body, mind, and soul. Below is a list of 25 strategies for lowering your stress. Some of these can be used even when you’re not pregnant. Write in a journal Enjoy a prenatal message Go for a relaxing swim Join a support group Follow a healthy diet Cuddle with your pet Set manageable goals Plan a date night … Continue reading Pregnancy: 25 Stress-Busting Strategies
I find that often, when I am angry at the children, it is because I am tired or I am frustrated because I don’t know how to deal with this situation. I am really frustrated and angry at myself but my child triggers the helplessness and feels the emotion or anger directed at them. Most of the time, the children are just being children, doing … Continue reading Insight
The Sanitary Solution: When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it and was the baby. When your second baby drops his pacifier, you pick it up off the floor, wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in his mouth. When your third baby drops her pacifier, you let the dog fetch it for her. From: Mother Murphy’s Law by … Continue reading Insights
At some point in every parents life we will hear “I’m bored” or ” I have nothing to do” and we immediately think “the bathroom needs to be cleaned!” Here are some creative ideas for when your children come to you saying “I have nothing to do.” Prepare a story hour- have the younger children pick out books for the older children to read. Act out … Continue reading Solutions for the “Nothing to Do” Syndrome