(Note: I hope you love this book as much as I do! Just so you know, I may receive a small percentage of sales from the links on this page.) I am always on the lookout for children’s books that not only tell a good story, but also provide teachable moments. So you can imagine… Continue reading Children’s Book Review and a Giveaway: Aida Brown Finds Her Crown
The sweet Emily Prout, from the blog Arrow it Forward, kindly asked me to write a guest post for her recently and I couldn’t help but oblige. I met Emily through a fantastic online blogging community for like-minded mamas. She also enjoys finding the humor in motherhood, so I thought she’d get a kick out… Continue reading Dinosaur-Shaped Nuggets and 14 Other Reasons Why I’m a Bad Mom
by Christie Dwyer of motherhoodexposed.com Mothers, all of you, I applaud the shit out of you, this gig is NOT easy, especially this day in age (do people even say that anymore?) Seriously, mothering in today’s world is not for the faint of heart. Goodness gracious, between Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. the mounting pressure to… Continue reading Motherhood Today Is Not For the Faint of Heart: Highlight Reel v. Reality
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for writing a review. All opinions are my own!) Even a children’s book can speak to us as parents in a way that catches us off guard. Corine Dehghanpisheh’s new picture book, #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, does exactly that. The message is simple: put down the phone… Continue reading Children’s Book Giveaway: #BabyLove My Toddler Life
It has been said before, and I shall say it again – I am not a huge fan of playing with toys with my kid. I love my kids, but my idea of quality time is not holding a Batman figurine while running all over creation pretending to fight bad guys. Does this make me… Continue reading Games for Preschoolers That Are Sure to Cure Boredom
Extremely large amounts of energy is required to keep up with the demands of needy children all day, every day. Because of this, it is my personal belief that I burn enough calories from just being mom to qualify as a 30 minute workout.
A man I knew, but not too well, had cornered me at a teacher’s meeting. “You won’t be one of THOSE women, will you?” He taunted. “Those women who have Caesareans? They are just cheating the system. And it ain’t right.” I had ignored the section on Caesarian Sections at my Lamaze Class. I was… Continue reading Diastasis Recti – Why Do I Look This Way?
Giving gifts to those we care about can be fun, but challenging. It’s easy to do the usual flowers, cards and chocolates. But flowers wilt, cards get stuffed in drawers or thrown away, and chocolate makes you (me) fat. The hubs and I tend to get each other techie gifts or items related to our hobbies and interests. Gifts like these are so much more personal than the typical Valentine’s Day fare, and last longer than a week!
This post is just a little delayed considering baby G turned one in November. Whoops! Adorable pictures of babies enjoying their first cake smash never go out of style though, so I’m sharing them anyway. This birthday made me emotional. G is probably our last kid, and I had a hard time accepting that his first… Continue reading Cake Smash Photoshoot Made for the Ultimate Hipster Kid