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
Prenatal Depression – It’s Time We Talk About It First, a bit about PPD By now you have no doubt heard about Post-Partum Depression (PPD). It’s a condition affecting a whopping 1 out of 7 mothers in the United States. But it’s only been getting a widespread acknowledgement in the recent years. Even though PPD… Read More Prenatal Depression – It’s Time We Talk About It
Expectations: Part 3 – The 4th trimester This is the 3rd installment of the Expectations series and it reveals the truth about the 4th trimester. Click here to read part 1 and part 2 (Expectations: Part 1 – Pregnancy; Expectations: Part 2 – Labor and Delivery) Mama, you survived pregnancy and labor and now you’re… Read More Expectations: Part 3 – The 4th Trimester
Expectations: Part 2 – Labor and Delivery This is part 2 of the series on managing motherhood expectations. You can read my post about managing pregnancy expectations here. In this installment, I want to talk about expectations for labor and delivery. I think labor is one of the scariest experiences for women. We grow up… Read More Expectations: Part 2 – Labor and Delivery