Guide to Being a Good Mother Have you ever asked yourself what makes a mother, a Good Mother? I sure have. When we think of mothers, we often think of women who are good at everything. They are good at cooking, cleaning, taking care of children and pets, organizing, entertaining, the list goes on. But… Read More Guide to Being a Good Mother
5 Fun Fall Family Activities My favorite time of the year is here. It’s called Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin!!!!! I’m just kidding, it’s called Fall, but it might as well be Pumpkin. I now have pumpkins gracing my door steps and various book shelves, and pumpkin and squash products filling up my pantry and fridge. And… Read More 5 Fun Fall Family Activities
We have covered our Expectations for Pregnancy, Labor, and the 4th trimester in the previous installments of this series. But I want to talk about something that no one really talks about: what happens for the rest of the first year of your growing baby’s life before they become a full fledged toddler. Whenever you… Read More Expectations Part 4 – Your Growing Baby
Parental Control – Real or Illusion? If you’ve read Emotional Development of 2 year olds – Part 1 and Emotional Development of 2 year olds – Part 2, you are aware of what’s happening in your toddler’s brain. And it’s a bit of chaos. But even knowing that, you may feel like it’s not an… Read More Parental Control – Real or Illusion?
We had a rare fun weekend. We didn’t do anything special, per se, but we got out of the house, cooked, saw some friends and managed to catch up on some sleep. It felt like a huge accomplishment. My children are still very young (3.5 years old and 9 months old), so we have to… Read More Parenthood: Where is the Fun?
Make Summer the Time to Eat Fruits and Veggies If you have a kid of any age, you no doubt worry about their diet. After all, they could always eat more fruits and veggies. But it can be hard to convince your beige food loving child to explore the world of color that the plant… Read More Make Summer the Time to Eat Fruits and Veggies
My Top 10 Toys of Summer When you are a kid, summer is fun. It’s magical and amazing and nothing can change your opinion. Unfortunately, summer starts to lose its luster when you are a working adult. Nothing really changes, except that it’s hot outside. But if you are a parent, you can relive some… Read More My Top 10 Toys of Summer
4 Tips to Make Shopping with Your Child a Breeze How often do your go shopping with your child? I bet it happens multiple times a week. And let me ask you this: Are the shopping trips enjoyable? If your answer is NO, I have some easy to follow tips for you. I often have… Read More 4 Tips to Make Shopping with Your Child a Breeze
Breastfeeding ≠ Bonding Here you are, sitting in the middle of the night for the umpteenth time, breastfeeding your baby. You hold them close, snuggling their warm wriggling body into yours and wondering “Why the hell am I not bonding? All the books and helpful mommies on the internet said breastfeeding was the way to… Read More Breastfeeding ≠ Bonding
Fitting Self-Care into Motherhood As I was browsing through my blog categories, I noticed that my self-care category looked a little bare. I’m not surprised. Life as a mom of 2 little ones zooms by. During my pregnancy, I pledged to myself that self-care would be a bigger priority through pregnancy and postpartum period. I… Read More Fitting Self-Care into Motherhood