When Parenting Gets Real!

My son is 27 months today. That boy is smart, active, determined, and independent.  My mom tells me he is very much like me when I was his age.  He knows exactly what he wants, how he wants it, and … Continue reading

Breast Feeding and Tooth Decay

I took my little guy to the doctor for his 2 y.o. check up last week, and learned something I wanted to share. I wanted my pediatrician to give me some tips as to how I could ween my kid, … Continue reading

I Am Not the Nanny

“Will the parents be joining you?” What?! Rewind… I went through a marathon trip to get my son to the doctor Monday morning.  I missed the bus that I usually take–it only comes once an hour–and I thought the train … Continue reading

Natural Decongestant for Breastfeeding Moms

When you are breastfeeding, you are not supposed to take any decongestants to relieve cold or allergy symptoms.  I’ve been breastfeeding for over a year now, and I’ve had to deal with both.  As a matter of fact, I have … Continue reading

Nasty Habits

I went to the doctor today for a pain I’ve had in my lower back since I was pregnant. Of course, since it is a doctor’s office, they had me sitting there for more than an hour past my appointment … Continue reading

Worn Out

This week has been a difficult one.  My son is transitioning from eating mushy foods to feeding himself chewable foods.  In doing so, he’s rejecting all the baby food I’ve tried to supplement in his diet.  I’m used to him … Continue reading

Video: What a New, First-Time Mom Feels Like

I was trying to reactivate a long dormant Youtube account of mine the other day and came across this video.  I haven’t seen it in years.  I enjoyed it then, but now that I am a mother, I saw it … Continue reading

Other People’s Kids

I had to admit, before I had my own child, I would find other people’s kids annoying–at times.  When a child would exhibit socially inappropriate behavior, I’d wonder about the actual parenting their parents were doing. Now that I have … Continue reading

My Husband’s Other Baby

It took me 10 months and nine days to gestate my child.  It took 24 hours to give birth. My husband has taken nine years to give birth to his “other baby”.  On Tuesday, that baby and I finally met. … Continue reading

Time For a Part-Time Job?

I just got back home from our Christmas/New Year’s vacation. I had a blast being with my family.  It was great to go places and have some adult conversation with someone other than my husband. Now that we’re home, I’m … Continue reading