SOS and other food my mother made

Some of you are familiar with SOS. I have heard that it's well known among military folk . The official name is chipped beef but in my house growing up, it was referred to as 'shit on a shingle'. Classy, eh? My mother would make her SOS using steak-umms (do they even make steak-umms anymore?...don't … Continue reading SOS and other food my mother made

3 Life Lessons from Pete the Cat

Pete the cat is new phenomenon in my parenting world. I had glanced at a few books in the library but wasn't interested until I heard "I Love my White Shoes" read at a toddler story time. I saw those kids LIGHT UP, sing along, and interact with the story. It was a toddler version … Continue reading 3 Life Lessons from Pete the Cat

Must see documentaries about babies, childbirth & breastfeeding

Before I actually gave birth, I was not all that interested in childbirth or "baby things". Yeah, I read the Dr. Sears books and Ina May Gaskins' ¬†Guide to Childbirth, but the process of birth was totally foreign to me. Once I had my own experience to consider, I had a hunger to learn about … Continue reading Must see documentaries about babies, childbirth & breastfeeding

The great debate; where do I stand?

I have been ignoring the media for most of the past 2 years. I am not on Facebook enough to know what political controversies are brewing and I was not 'notified' that my personal information was sold/acquired by Cambridge Analytics (yay?). I was taught that you don't talk about your age, income/finances or politics. I … Continue reading The great debate; where do I stand?

From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation

Any new mom knows the hell of sleep deprivation. Those first postpartum weeks can make us feel like a hot mess, and we may literally be hot and messy with all those hormones running wild, full on nursing sweats, lack of showers and dark circles invading our once vibrant, glowing faces. Ah yes! To have … Continue reading From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation