typing in bursts as tommy allows my arms freedom...
i totally had it in my head that tommy would never eat fast food or any junk food. definitely not the worst of the worst, maruchan ramen. holy smokes what happened??
oh, that's right. single parenthood happened. so i have learned:
in a pinch, mcdonald's will always work.
anything that takes more than 10 minutes to cook will end up burned because that's the extent of my attention span.
for every 5…Continue
My son has started his Christmas "I want" list and as I previously stated there are certain items that are a current no-no based on his age.
1) I'm nixing the Power Rangers and other "fighting" toys.
My sitter has been telling me that my 15-month old has been hitting, pushing, and throwing toys for the last few weeks, and last night I had the opportunity to see it for myself. I was blown away. He is apparently walking up to 4-year-olds and pushing them down. He takes toys right out of the other kids' hands, and when the sitter corrects him, he has an absolute fit! I watched him pick up a toy twice as big as him and throw it. He knocked over a big playhouse, pulled a box of…
Added by Dr. Jen on November 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
|This will make you thankful for leftovers…|
Added by Dinosaur Mommy on November 22, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments
This Baby News post is brought to you by The Robot Mommy - welcome our new blogger!) -Mom365
Recently, I stumbled across this article. It's about the You and Me Play and Giggle Triplets, an interactive bundle of sweet "lifelike" babies that talk to your kids.
Or maybe teach them how to earn some…Continue
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Added by Dinosaur Mommy on November 17, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments
A woman spends nine months carrying a child. It's safe to say many women don't get that much time to stay home and bond with their baby once he or she is born. I've talked to a lot of women who have had to go back to work after just six weeks home. Six weeks...seriously? That's ridiculous. Let me break it down for you the way I see it. During the first two weeks after birth, your body is so beat up from being pregnant and labor that you can just about function. Add the duties of mothering…Continue
Dear Baby Princess,
It's not exactly major cause for concern (or even minor cause for concern) but we need some help with sippy cups.
You still prefer bottles over anything else and we're really trying to get past that, but every once in a while when you haven't drank (drunk?) enough milk from your cup we end up pouring it into the bottle. For some reason, even though it's the exact same milk, you refuse it from the cup and can't get enough of it from the…Continue
Ah, the art of negotiation. It fosters heavy communication. It helps create debate. It's the drive that helps us develop our skills to survive as human beings.
And its my toddler's way of making me pull my hair out.
He's a smart little cookie, that toddler of mine. At 3 and 1/2 he has learned that his talking skills and asking questions skills have prepped him for wearing us down.
I think I have mad patience. I can stand up strong to him and look down at those sweet…Continue
after locking the door behind my brother i made it about three steps before sitting down on the floor and crying my eyes out. tommy was oblivious for a few minutes but when he noticed i was on the floor (his floor, his level) he came running over stand on my legs and feet. he couldn't seem to process what mommy was doing. which makes sense because i try to never cry in front of him. i could see "mommy tears? does not compute" going across his face. then, because i was sad, miserable and just…Continue
Added by burp mcgurk, Star Mom on November 15, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
I try to keep what goes In and On my body as natural as possible. I know some mothers on here recently have asked about more natural and organic products, so I thought I'd post a blog about some of the things I use! These are mostly beauty products :-) Enjoy! (Disclaimer...I do not know where these recipes originated from, they were passed on to me from a friend!)
Added by Dinosaur Mommy on November 11, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
Dear Baby Princess,
I was ready to have a baby.
Earlier in the evening, of course, I was convinced that I absolutely could not have a baby, that it was just too painful, and that I needed to back out of the whole childbirth thing. But when that epidural kicked in, I was able to smile at Daddy, to listen to what the doctors and nurses were saying, and to enjoy the fact that I was finally going to meet the amazing creature that had been swimming laps in my…Continue
Added by Baby Princess' Mom on November 10, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments
This is my first child so I am new to all this. My daughter is 7 months old and a couple weeks ago her first 2 teeth in the bottom front started coming through. What I am wondering is when do you start brushing? Should I start now while they are coming in or wait til they're all the way there? Right now you can only see the tops a little poking through. -Ashlee P
What a terrific question, and what a proactive mom you are for thinking ahead. Starting healthy…Continue
One minute you have a tiny bundle of swaddled joy, and the next minute, that bundle is swinging from the cupboard door. If this sounds familiar to you, either you've already moved here or it's time to pack your bags.
Welcome to Toddlerville! We do crazy here all day long.
my brother put himself in rehab (again) last june. he had to sell his cadillac to pay for it. i really truly thought this was it and we could leave this nasty chapter behind us. three weeks after he left (the rehab is in louisiana) he came home to have hernia surgery. by the end of his stay he'd used up all his pain pills and was replacing them with aspirin so i wouldn't notice they were all gone. (23 in 3 days). he went back and was gone another three months. my dad got e. coli (again) and…Continue
Over the past two years the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has unsuccessfully urged Johnson & Johnson to remove all trace amounts of 2 chemicals from their baby shampoo. J&J claims they are gradually phasing out these chemicals - but with no end date in sight, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is putting more pressure on the company by urging consumers to…Continue
Dear Baby Princess,
It wasn't funny.
It was close to 11 pm by the time we got to Labor and Delivery and Daddy could not contain his laughter as I barked "I'm in labor" into the call box. We made our way down to the admissions desk (no, no one even met me at the door to help me, which did not improve my mood any) and Daddy again laughed hysterically as I immediately demanded something for the pain. The staff gently suggested that they needed to examine me…Continue