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
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
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
My toddler is a pretty good sleeper. Most days, he wants me to rock him until sleepy for naps. (Hey, I'm going to accept his cuddles for as long as he wants them! I know these days are numbered). For bedtime, he goes down awake for bedtime each night. We have a few rough nap days a month, … Continue reading Securing the Escape Artist
Our mountain clan is growing!