Spring is here!!! Is anyone else as excited as I am? After a year of being cooped up indoors and not able to do anything, it finally feels like it’s safe to start getting out a little (just a little). But since the pandemic still isn’t over, we have to do things that are fun but safe for the whole family. I’ve compiled a list of 10 Covid Friendly Things You Can Do With (or without) Your Kids For Free. Some I’ve already done and some will be on my bucket list for Spring and Summer.Read more
What I Wish I Knew
They say time flies when you’re having fun. The saying should be Time flies when you’re raising children. My oldest son, Ayden, turned 5 in May and on Friday we celebrated his Pre-K graduation. It probably seems like a silly milestone for most, but for me it marked the start of his whole career as a student; a chance to make good choices that was going to shape the rest of his life. My little one is about to be 2 months old. This one I can’t believe. Two months of life for my littlest nugget. And as I sit here and reflect back on the last two months (and 5 years) of experience as a mom I can’t help but think about all the things I wish I knew before going into motherhood. I could probably write a whole book just with my experiences thus far, but for the purposes of this blog I’ll stick to pregnancy and labor. I know this has been done before but here you have it folks. Here are things I wish I knew and my tips about pregnancy and labor.Read more
It Happens to the Best of Us
So I had a pretty big mom fail on Tuesday. Bryce has been extra fussy this last week, I’m not sure if it’s the formula bothering him (I stopped pumping so it’s been 100% formula this week) or if it’s just that he’s barely a month old and still adjusting to life outside the womb. Either way, he’s required a lot more of my attention lately; crying a lot and not wanting to stay down for his naps unless he’s in my arms. I was sitting on the couch with Bryce and Ayden was on the floor two feet away playing around with a blanket.
He had the blanket over his head so he couldn’t see anything. I don’t know if he was pretending to be a ghost or what but all of a sudden I heard a loud BANG and out of the corner of my eye I could see that Ayden had banged himself, VERY HARD against the corner of the wooden coffee table.Read more
My Life Began When I Became a Mother
I came across this quote today for #motivationmonday that says “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”. I know it could be said of many things but what I can relate it to most is motherhood. Tonight, on the eve of my first son’s 5th birthday, I can’t help but reflect back on the last 5 years of my life. How my life has changed and how I’ve grown as a result of the biggest challenge of my life; becoming a mother.Read more
Bryce’s Birth Story
If you read my two other blog posts you’ll know that I was pregnant with my second child. For the most part my pregnancies were similar. I was very sick for a good part of it, tired, achy, the works. But one of the biggest differences was that I hardly gained any weight; only 8 lbs to be exact. Now, before you get jealous, I gained about 60lbs with my first baby and didn’t really lose it so it was 8lbs on top of an already obese body. But nonetheless I was happy not to have gained too much.
My first labor was so difficult. 37 hours of labor including 2 1/2 hours of pushing, vomiting, and endless pain despite having an epidural. Needless to say I was not looking forward to doing this again but many moms of more than one children assured me it was better the second time around.
Those moms were right so I thought I would share my experience with you.Read more