Category: Parenting

Apr 21
No, You Can’t Put My Little Sister in the Trash!

No, You Can’t Put My Little Sister in the Trash!

BG1, BG2, Parenting 35

My mom just told me the funniest and sweetest story about my two little girls: So, last night everyone was taking turns holding BG2 trying to calm her and put her to sleep, so she was basically all over the house. Eventually, BG1 comes around and asks my mom where the baby is and my mom jokingly replies, “I threw her in the trash.” So, being only 6 years old,… Read more »

Apr 19
Troubles in Newbornville

Troubles in Newbornville

BG2, Parenting 3

Feeling stressed and worried for my little BG2. These past few days have been rough on all of us. She’s been really fussy/cranky lately, more so than usual, and having crying fits that last a few hours in the dead of night where NOTHING will calm her down. She’s definitely dry and fed, she just can’t calm down. I’m thinking it’s because she’s sleepy and can’t seem to stay asleep… Read more »

Apr 18
Oh No! There’s TWO of Them & ONE of Me!!!

Oh No! There’s TWO of Them & ONE of Me!!!

BG1, BG2, Parenting 1

As I slowly, but surely, transition into “New” Mommyhood again I have come to the realization that I have TWO kids! Gone are the days when I had to worry about feeding, clothing, and looking after one human being. Now I have to make sure there’s food for my growing “Big Kid” while constantly making bottles to feed my growing “Little Kid”. Luckily, I saved a bunch of BG1‘s old… Read more »

Apr 16
Mom for an Hour

Mom for an Hour

BG1, BG2, Marriage, Parenting 11

Let me start off with – Long Distance Parenting SUCKS!!!! Well, I’ve been down here in Miami for almost two weeks now (feels like 10) and I still have about 4 more weeks to go before I can say “Bye, Bye” to Miami FOREVER! My days are all the same, which means I never know what day of the week it is, and most of the time I don’t leave… Read more »

Mar 09
2nd Time Around – A Birth Story

2nd Time Around – A Birth Story

BG2, Parenting 7

So it’s roughly around 1:30 am on Wednesday, March 2nd and I get up to go to the bathroom, per my usual routine at night, being pregnant and all. I start to notice a “crampy” feeling in my belly, but I chalk it up to Braxton Hicks contractions since those have been going on for forever. I try to get back into bed, only to find that these contractions continue… Read more »

Jan 13
Mommy Moments Can Smack Some Awareness

Mommy Moments Can Smack Some Awareness

Guest Posts, Parenting 5

I am so excited to be a part of the Mom Chats Blog Tour 2011. Val has been visiting some amazing Mom Blogs lately and there’s still more to come. Today she is being featured on Confessions of a Vi3tBabe with a post for my segment, Mommy Moments. Be sure to check out where else she’ll be or has been with the full schedule here. Mommy Moments Can Make You… Read more »

Dec 11
One of the Hardest Parts of Being a Mom

One of the Hardest Parts of Being a Mom

BG1, Parenting 9

We’ve all been there before, yelling at our kids or disciplining them because it’s the right thing to do, only to have your heart hurting on the inside because you love them so much you don’t want to yell at them or make them sad or mad. Even the toughest of moms will agree that looking at your child with that sad face or when they’re crying is definitely something… Read more »

Nov 30
Proud Mommy Moment!

Proud Mommy Moment!

BG1, Parenting 6

I’m so happy, proud, ecstatic, and amazed today. After 6 years, countless attempts (and failures), guilt trips, crying fits, etc, BG1 has FINALLY slept through the night in her own bed in her own room! Now that is a milestone! I know what you’re thinking, she’s 6! She should have been sleeping on her own, but in my family we’ve always been quite lenient on that part of the parenting… Read more »