What is with all the mommy groups? The crunchy moms, attachment moms, babywearing moms, working moms, SAHM, the hot mess moms, and there are more that my mom brain just can’t think of now. WHY? JUST STOP! Okay, where’s the “I’m Just a Mom” Group?
I mean, seriously. I’m a mom. I use essential oils and cloth diapers, but I also use disposable diapers and bleach. I breastfed my kids for as long as they would allow, but also used formula. I try to limit my use of the word NO and give them time out, but sometimes they just don’t listen and get a little pop on the bottom so they know I’m serious. I baby wear, I use a kid leash and sometimes I let them free-range. [...]
Hey there! So, I hate to do this to you in public and all, but since I consider us friends (truthfully, I’m actually kind of obsessed with you), I have to shoot you straight.
I found a little glitch on your website today. Actually, a big one. And it’s better this come from me than some stranger.
As I was beaching myself on the sofa, watching Disney Jr. with my 4-year-old, I flipped open my laptop to look for some comfortable and cute maternity clothing to get me through the third trimester of my third pregnancy. Only three months left, and lemme tell ya, the waistline of these maternity pants is already beggin’ for mercy, [...]
I don’t understand how flipping fast time goes. In high school it felt like each day was a week long and that I would never graduate. Now I feel like I’ve missed months at a time because they have passed so quickly. It puts life into perspective when you can watch time through children. Seeing them when they are first born and not knowing anything or really doing much of anything. To them learning how to sit up, walk, run, talk etc. Before you know it they are starting school.
It’s such a wonderful thing to see children grow, but it’s also a little bittersweet. Never being able to go back and relive those tender first moments as a newborn with them. Never [...]
I hope you found the first post on potty training useful. Now let’s get into how days 2 to 5 went for us…
Potty Training Day 2:
We started the same way and took off the Pull-Ups first thing in the morning. Again I mentally prepared him to use the potty. This time I used the Daniel Tiger card. A little bit of background in case you don’t know, Daniel Tiger is one of the best kids cartoons ever and Ayyoub’s favorite at the moment. There is a famous potty episode with a song that seems to have helped many moms when training.
He resisted, but eventually got better through the day as I rewarded him for every time he went potty. You will notice [...]
I turned in my 50-hour workweek as a nurse practitioner when my first child was born in 2014. I now have a 24/7 job as a stay-at-home mom to two amazing kids who keep me extremely busy. I started my blog as a way for me to write about family adventures and motherhood. It hit me that those of you who read my blog may not know my background and or how I made the decision to become a stay-at-home mom. I know that this can be a controversial topic depending on who you talk to, so I thought I’d share my own journey into motherhood with you!
Even back when I spent my days catching lizards and building forts in my backyard I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine [...]
When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, my husband had just started medical school. We had just gotten married and moved, and BAM. We weren’t planning on having babies until a little further down the road, but hey, God’s plan is better than mine. I was a twenty-three-year-old newlywed looking for a job. I wanted to put my BioSci degree to use. Actually, I felt like I had to put it to use. I owed that to my parents who were still paying off my student loans (God bless them for that). Then I got my first big girl job as an insurance agent. I would commute to a town thirty minutes away to sell health insurance while my husband was in school during the day. Salary + [...]