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

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

No “Special” Meals for Toddlers

Oh, those tiny humans of ours! We LOVE them sooooo much! ¬†The day comes when you have meal planned and want to serve pasta with sauce for dinner, but your 2 years old wants "Mac & Cheese". And...hear comes the crying, full on tears of an upset two year old."I WANT MAC AND CHEESE, WHAAAAAAA". … Continue reading No “Special” Meals for Toddlers

Self-Care and Why Parents Need It the Most

If you are a parent, be it biological, step, foster or other, then you are a care taker. You are a person who has the responsibility of teaching, protecting and nurturing a child or children. Maybe you are also balancing a full time job, career, volunteerism, care for aging parents or other family members. Few … Continue reading Self-Care and Why Parents Need It the Most

S.O.S: Toddler behavior has me maxed out

My three year old is dancing around me as I ask her for what feels like the 10th time, to sit down so I can comb her hair. She is chattering away or singing, or saying mommy? mommy? and trying to point to something she wants me to get for her...she is so engrossed in … Continue reading S.O.S: Toddler behavior has me maxed out

The Fourth Trimester; Postpartum Aches and Pains

I gave birth to my first child when I was 36 and just 2 months shy of my 37th birthday. It was not the birth I had dreamed of. It was a pretty rough, 24-hour induction when I was 40 weeks and 5 days. I was exhausted by this and suffered a life-threatening, hemorrhage one … Continue reading The Fourth Trimester; Postpartum Aches and Pains