Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often.
You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?”
But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go through the first six months all over again (lack of sleep and raw nipples especially), but, at the same time, you don’t think it’s humanly…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments
Peace and Love on this Sunday morning.
It has been an extremely sad week for Humanity but is it really anything new? And the fact that I can so easily think that isn't that even sadder?
Added by Mari Corona on July 12, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the great night sleep, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play the past few months… I knew that.
But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing!
Until, of course, that nasty molar popped in a few months early.
This week has been rough on Mommy, you know. Between your ravenous appetite (most days you almost eat…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 5, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments
To the mom using foodstamps, I see you.
I see the fear in your eyes when someone gets in line behind you. You wonder if they’re judging your food choices, not knowing that the cupcakes you’re buying are for your son’s birthday. Last year your family had to buy his cake because you couldn’t afford it, you never want that hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach again. You felt like such a…
We were out in New York City with friends when we decided we were ready.A packed bar downtown, the kind of place you forget. We’d both had way too many nights like this one: too many watered down vodka sodas, nights spent shoving through the crowd, competing for the bartender’s attention.
This wasn’t the scene for us anymore, it was easy to see.
I don’t remember…Continue
My little man is four months old already. How the heck is that possible? I swear last month was February. We can't possibly be nearing the end of June right now, can we?! I've learned a lot the last four months about my little guy. He is quite a bit fussier than his big sister. He does NOT like his carseat. He's not crazy about the swing. He is chubby and pudgy in all the right places. He loves to be held...all the time. I call him my little hot tamale because he puts off…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on June 21, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments
When we lived in a city, my kids went to the playground daily. In my stroller basket, you could always find the essentials: helmets, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and balls. Then we moved to the suburbs, a somewhat rural suburb, where we no longer walk to the park, and kids ride in cars and buses. Would our playground toys gather dust in our new home? Happily, minus the stroller, my city kids have stuck to their roots. And yes, our first big purchase for the house was…Continue
Added by MyPurseStrings on May 18, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Can I get an amen!! Society puts way to much pressure on moms. Shake it off and delete the thoughts you have around perfection from your mind.
I have the real secrets to being the perfect mom. Here are 5 things you can do today!
1. Allow yourself to be imperfect and make mistakes.…Continue
Added by Lisa Benavidez on May 10, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Suspend your disbelief, mothers…Continue
Added by MyPurseStrings on May 4, 2016 at 11:28pm — No Comments
Originally posted on Just Playing House.
I'm a lazy parent! At least where it counts. This realization was inspired by a friend's similar confession. That may seem like a really strange thing to say, but it's true. I try not to do for my children as much as possible. That means…Continue
Added by Emily Graham on May 2, 2016 at 10:56pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know that some days, parenting is just hard. Children can be demanding, cranky, destructive (usually accidentally), disobedient, whiny, messy, and just exhausting. However, I have found…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on May 2, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments
Whether the mom in your life is a chocolate lover, free-spirit, bibliophile, gardener, zen mama, or another sort of wonderful; there is an unique gift on this list for her!
See list here.
Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on April 29, 2016 at 8:43pm — No Comments
I woke up Sunday as if it were any other day, in a whirr of excitement to get ready for church. For some reason I’m just not a morning person, so I wake up with just enough time to shower, get little E ready after he eats and head out the door.
While waiting for church to start, I was talking with Trevor and his sister. She started talking about how her smart phone is so distracting. She’s constantly looking at it and was even thinking of switching to a flip phone.
Added by Kristen Duncan on April 19, 2016 at 8:28pm — No Comments
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Momma’s bedtime is a word that use to make me cringe. Even thinking about it being late at night just turns my mood sour. So many issues arise with it, kids not wanting to sleep, waking up too…Continue
Added by Kristen Duncan on April 19, 2016 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Back pain is very common among pregnant women. Weight gain combined with changes in proportion to the body increases the risk of back pain, the pregnancy pillow…Continue
Added by Sarika Nair on March 19, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
I spent my entire childhood surrounded by impressive young women. I spent long bus rides with them. Laughed with them, ran with them, and cried with them. This week the gym I grew up playing in got torn down. Well, the whole school is getting torn down, but I could really care less about that. I mean, I'm happy the kids of that town are getting a new school. It was falling apart when I was there 10 years ago, definitely necessary. Yet, something about that filthy old gym getting torn down…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on March 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Welcome to my life. Well, I should say a part of my life. I’ve been thinking about blogging and because I love to write and I have a few interests in certain areas, I decided to put it all together and start a blog. Where’s the drum roll? So if you’re a mom, you know exactly what somedays look like. For example, have you ever looked around the house and asked yourself “Good gosh, what the heck did I even do today?” But really, you did a lot there just isn’t much to show for it! Been there,…Continue
Added by Vanessa Gravelle on March 11, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Added by Shehar Bano Rizvi on March 8, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments
originally posted on Tryallmama.com
"YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW HOW DEEP YOUR LOVE IS UNTIL YOU MEET THE ONES WHO YOU WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR"
I will admit I never…Continue
Added by Tasha Giacometto on March 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments