I’m a worrier by nature, but since becoming a mom it’s gotten worse. I honestly can’t decide if this is normal (to some degree I know it is) or if it’s partly postpartum anxiety. It’s really bad the first year postpartum. After I had G, I was obsessed with the idea he was autistic. It wasn’t… Read More Plain Ol’ Worry? Or Mother’s Intuition?
Moms don’t take sick days. Moms take DayQuil. At least the marketing team of Vicks seems to believe so. Do you remember these commercials from this past cold and flu season? I thought there were cute until I got sick and had the pleasure of parenting two children, one of which was breastfeeding. According to Vicks, Moms take… Read More Moms Don’t Take Sick Days…
After planning and hosting two birthday parties for G, I’ve learned not to make a huge to-do for these early years. Basically just come over and hang out a little while, eat some pizza, sing Happy Birthday and eat a slice of cake. I did need a theme though. Since I chose planes to be L’s… Read More L’s First Birthday Party
The second half of last week, G was awful. Everything set him off. He threw a tantrum when something didn’t go his way. He threw a tantrum when he did. It was emotionally, mentally, and therefore physically draining on me. On Thursday he complained of being tired and he said he wanted to stay home from school. Well,… Read More Oops. A Parenting Fail.
When the Halloween commercials started showing up on TV, I asked G what he wanted dress up as for Halloween. “Uhh. Elephant,” he said. I was hesitant to buy him a costume only to have him change his mind, so I waited as long as I could before ordering one. Fortunately, he never changed his mind!… Read More Halloween 2014
I’m finally getting around to posting the update on L’s second lip-tie consultation with pediatric dentist #2. You can read about my whirlwind of a week here, but the short version goes like this: I read the article about breastfeeding and tongue ties on Monday. I took L to the first dentist for a consult Wednesday.… Read More The Second Lip-Tie Consultation