Are you better than the average parent? I had the privilege of writing an article over at TripletsMum.com recently and I wanted to share it here as well! TripletsMum is a helpful and informative parenting site and it's not just for moms of triplets! 🙂 You can check out my article here to read about… Continue reading Parenting Guest Post!
It's been really nice to be home on maternity leave. With the territory of a newborn comes lots of well-deserved couch potato time. For Audrey, however, mommy has been pretty boring and she has spent a lot of time watching movies. It's hard to keep a toddler happy sometimes. She's been obsessed with watching the… Continue reading Top 5 Best Toddler Toys for Self-Directed Play When You Have a Newborn
It’s hard to believe I’m finally not pregnant for the first time in 2017. Now that my only job is essentially being a couch potato for the next few weeks as I recover from birth and take care of my sweet baby boy, I am finally making some time to reflect on this pregnancy — especially compared… Continue reading Are You Doing Enough For Your Pregnancy?
You ever notice how a kid can have hundreds of toys and yet find the most amusement from the most benign object? Little A’s birthday party was this past weekend. I did my best to subtly hint to our loving guests that anything but toys would be appreciated. We asked for books, art supplies, a trip to the… Continue reading Too Many Toys, Not Enough Garlic: Another Parenting Realization
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I just finished my first year as an elementary school counselor. It feels good to have that first year under my belt, and since school ended a few days ago, I’ve had some time to process the year. In light of planning for the next year, I have been looking back over my data for… Continue reading Can Your Kid Solve Conflicts?
“Gimme that!” my not-quite-two year old daughter demanded after I poured her a bowl of snacks. “What did you say? No, you have to say ‘please’ or you won’t have any.” I was shocked and bewildered. I had never heard her say anything like that before. She started to cry with her hands outstretched, waiting… Continue reading A Lesson In Manners
Just stop. This girl can swing for days. The playground I like to take my daughter to is quiet, next to the library, and is often empty on a Sunday afternoon. It has a nice big open field and interesting trees. She loves the swings, the grass, and just running around; kid stuff. She sometimes dabbles… Continue reading Hey Moms, Stop Giving Me Dirty Looks On The Playground
You can find the short version here. It’s been almost two years since the day baby A entered the world. I admit that I haven’t sat down to write her birth story, even though I have been meaning to. When it was fresh in my mind I didn’t really want to relive it. It wasn’t necessarily traumatic… Continue reading My 48 Hour Labor: Baby A’s Full Birth Story
Yes, you read that right. My labor was two days long. If you have never given birth before, I am not intending to frighten you in any way. I want to share my story as inspiration — mostly for myself as I am about four months away from my next birth story. Here’s the long version if you’re interested… Continue reading My 48 Hour Labor In A Nutshell, and How I’m Preparing For Baby #2