We're exactly one month away from Baby Girl's due date. This time, thinking about labor and giving birth isn't quite as intimidating and anxiety-provoking as it was two years ago. My current fears and feelings are different, but more on that another day. Instead, I'm happy I did learn a few things that will help … Continue reading Labor and Delivery: The Real Deal
If you're struggling with your bedtime routine, I highly suggest following my fool-proof, 30-step bedtime routine. It's best to start this routine two hours before your toddler's expected bedtime for guaranteed success.
For those of you that know me, you know I love to swear. So much so, that Wildman started saying "shit" at a year old. He even showed off this skill to his pediatrician at his 12-month checkup. While there's something so satisfying about yelling a cuss word to express frustration or displeasure, it was … Continue reading The Parents’ Guide to Swearing
The decision to continue working or stay home after having children is different for everyone. Both choices are correct - it's the answer that varies by family. What doesn't differ is how hard the choice is to make, regardless of where you land. My Initial Ideals For me, I always imagined I'd return to work after … Continue reading Mom Guilt: From SAHM to Entrepreneur
I last flew with Wildman in the middle of my first trimester. Seated next to a less-than-impressed young adult, I wrote this when I got back to Denver to release some frustration. To the annoyed twenty-something seated next to us on this flight: You wouldn't know it, but I've been up since 4:30 AM … Continue reading To Our Eye-rolling Seat Mate
While pregnant with my first, I read the basic books like What to Expect When You're Expecting and the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. Because of these, I felt prepared and ready to welcome Wildman into the world. (HA) I also had some pretty unrealistic-for-me expectations on how I'd do things once he arrived. I wanted … Continue reading My Unrealistic Parenting Expectations
Maybe it's the third trimester slump or maybe it's just a lack of creativity, but I'm in a major food rut. I could scour Pinterest for days, but the thought of spending hours a day cooking 3+ meals is just exhausting. Luckily, family doesn't seem to mind (or maybe they haven't noticed? Wishful thinking)? My toddler … Continue reading The Dreaded Food Rut