My beautifullllllll baby boy is here!!!!! He was born December 28, 2011 (on my little brother's birthday!!) at 2:36 PM weighing in at 7 pounds 9 ounces and 21 inches long. I had him all natural, and I want to write about my experience - not to brag, but because I begged God for the strength to do it and I want to give him all the glory for getting me through!
Let me start by saying that when I had my first little boy, Jacob, the pregnancy had been really tough on me physically and…Continue
If you've turned on a TV in the past few days or read anything online or in the paper, you know breastfeeding has been making headlines once again. This time they're not talking about the benefits, but rather where and when a woman can feed her child in public. It's all because of what happened at a Target down in Texas. A woman decided to nurse her fussy child in the women's clothing section when a few workers asked her to go to a fitting room to finish. She says some others gave her dirty…Continue
I went back to the office part-time after my son was born, and I have to say, I loved it. Four hours of work/dressing like a grownup/exposure to the world with adults; the rest of the day with my son (and all the shopping, housework,etc). That was the way to go.
Now I work part-time from home, mostly while my son naps, and I like that too. But sometimes part of me feels a bit like I am missing out on adult conversation with non-parents, and the ideas, trends, and inspirations that I…Continue
We've spent some time looking back at a years' worth of forums, blog posts, Baby News and photos - and wow! What a lot of great stuff everyone has created on Mom365.
So, in the spirit of the new year, here we go: the best (and worst) of 2011.
Added by Mom365 on December 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It's the holidays and you're out and about feeling merry and bright with your most precious gift - baby belly - and sure enough someone makes a Grinchlike comment that dims your holiday glow. In the spirit of giving, share this list of Top 10 Things You Never Say To a Pregnant Woman During the Holidays (or ever...), and help make the world a better place!
Dear Baby Princess,
I will never forget you wanting to go with Daddy for the first time.
Sunday, December 11, 2011. Grandma and Grandpa M had left earlier that day. (You had a lovely time with them, by the way. They came over Saturday and we spent some time at the mall, and then they watched you while Daddy and I went to couple of parties that night. Sunday we all went for a delicious brunch to…Continue
Added by Baby Princess' Mom on December 23, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments
'Twas just two days before Christmas and all around my home, everyone was stirring, no one would leave me alone.
The stockings were hung over the fireplace with care, my husband used Command hooks so no marks would be left there.
Oh,how I wish the children were all snuggled all nice in their beds, they've been bathed, they've been rocked, of course they've been fed, so why do I still have visions of them sleeping dancing in my head?
Mama's in the kitchen with still a lot to do,…
I have been thinking a lot lately about certain characteristics that make up the average, every day, mom. I would like to dedicate this post to my current curricular content. We're not talking math, science, language arts or anything in that realm....we're talking Mommy 101, friends! There are plenty of benchmarks and standards that must be met in a day when you're a full time mommy. Some days can be longer than others, but the rewards are so great that it makes even the longest of days…Continue
They are the three words that get a lot of moms all fired up…breast is best. But, is it for everyone? On the health side of it, we all know the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. There is also the emotional aspect of that intense bonding between mother and child that a bottle of Similac or Enfamil can’t buy you. That’s probably why we feel so guilty when we can’t breastfeed or feel like we just don’t want to (the horror!). As a breastfeeding mom, I can tell you there are just some days…Continue
You might have all the latest baby gadgets and hot new parenting book, and you're basking in the soft glow of newborn-baby bliss. But sometimes it's hard to believe that you're really "mom."
Here's a list of 10 surefire ways you can tell that you are now in The Mom's Club.
1. Everyone wants to hear about the latest color and consistency of your baby's poop – you assume.…
hello, pneumonia. it appears that i have not seen the last of you.
how we came to be, again, is beyond me. i have not been around anyone that was sick and neither has tommy. i do not breed pneumonia germs at my house (that i know of). so how how HOW am i down with pneumonia???
it is awful to be missing work already when i haven't even finished my 90 day period. i don't have personal time. my boss said stay away from here til you're 100%- as far as your time/pay, i got you…Continue
Added by burp mcgurk, Star Mom on December 14, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments
It's a rainy Monday here in Florida. The weather has gradually gotten cooler since this morning, and the…Continue
Added by Dinosaur Mommy on December 14, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments
"Mommy, I want that...no mommy, I want that...and that...no wait, I have to have this." For the love of Christmas, this season can make you lose your mind...and a lot of money if you let it! Chances are your kids have made their lists and now you're checking them twice to see what you can afford. Right now, I'm lucky, my kids are two months and two years old. Although my two year old can now form sentences "I want (fill in the blank)", she hasn't picked up on actually…Continue
how can anyone hate apples? for starters, they are inconsistent. if i could know when i pick out an apple that when i get it home it will be CRISP and not mushy and weird, it might not be on this list. but apples are tricky. just because they look nice in their apple pyramid doesn't mean they meet my inexplicably strict edibility standards. sometimes they are only ripe on one side. sometimes they are perfectly ripe on one side and too ripe or completely unripe on the other.…Continue
my mom was not a fruit eater and as far back as i can remember, we never had fruit in the house. i ate five fruits growing up: banana, strawberry, grapes, apples and kiwis. well, five and a half if you count oranges. i could never bring myself to eat the skin that housed the pulp. so i would suck the juice out of each slice. it went over reaaaalllll well.
today my list is a little longer, but i by no means go out of my way to eat it. sometimes i get apple envy or grape envy while…Continue
Being a full time working mom and wife is hard. It's tiring, and leaves you with little time (and energy) for…Continue
I know times are tough this year and your rent in the North Pole went up along with the cost of living. You might have also lost a bit in that 401K and you also probably had to lay off a few elves, so there are less people to make all those toys. The elves you have are probably working OT or maybe you outsourced, who knows.
Whatever the case may be, the things on my list have no assembly required and don't need batteries, so you're in the clear. I know you're…Continue
Dear Baby Princess,
I haven't forgotten about you.
It's been a few days since I wrote. The truth is that I have pushed my job search (which has been going on since I started my current job, so close to 5 years) into high gear, which has just been really time consuming. Every time I have a few minutes at lunch or in the evening I know I should be working on that, so I've been giving less attention to the blog. But not less attention to you, sweet…Continue
Added by Baby Princess' Mom on December 8, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments
A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences proves that babies as young as 8 months know good from bad in social interaction. What's more, babies approve of punishment for bad behavior.
As reported here, when researchers showed the young babies puppets in different forms of play scenario, 8-month-olds figured out the "nice" puppets and the…Continue
Back in July, "Dr.Oz" reported the results of tests showing alarmingly high levels of arsenic in some apple juice, including Motts. Back then, the FDA responded y saying that the type of arsenic in juices - organic arsenic - is harmless. But in its Jan 2012 issue, Consumer Reports is…Continue