this morning tommy woke up with the alarm for some reason. he sleeps through it as soundly as i do most mornings. but this morning was special. as he fussed around the bed alternating between nursing, dozing and fussing because he wasn't sure if he wanted to be awake or asleep, i laid still and played sleep, hoping he would catch on and fall into a sound sleep.
instead he turned and started crawling to the foot end of the bed. roundabouts my knee, he stopped moving. fearing a…Continue
I really thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. Nope, I did see a woman holding a baby in the front seat of a minivan while approaching the toll booth to go over the George Washington Bridge. There was tons of traffic. People switching lanes everywhere, horns beeping, hand gestures flying. In the middle of all…
“Yes. It’s hard, but I love it. That’s our time together, and…Continue
I knew better. I mean, I'd heard so many horror stories and had been given so many words of advice. Yet here I am, confessing the lesson I learned the very hard...very messy...very hard way.
I had to go to Walmart. Chris was out of deoderant and he is a man who NEEDS DEODERANT. I wanted to pick up a few things to make for dinner anyway. I knew my almost 8 month old would be hungry in an hour so I wanted to do it quick and get home before her incessant whines began. I threw…Continue
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The darling adorable tot that you see in the above photo would later grow up to become our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Back in 1884, when this picture was taken, it was…Continue
Me Ra Koh loves cameras, kids, and parents, and spends her life bringing them together. Her work and photo recipes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and Lifetime Television. You can find her at…Continue
i'm on the phone with my cousin that used to watch tommy. tommys grunting and his face is turning red and his eyes are popping out of his head. i get it. he's tryin to force one out. i hear nothing and i smell nothing so i continue with the conversation. and tommy's meal. half an hour goes by. i consider getting ready for bath time but decide on waiting a while out of sheer laziness. completely forgetting about the red face and grunting, i let tommy loose on my bedroom floor.
First let's clarify.."Me" time is not doing the dishes or…Continue
Everyone has heard in the news about obesity being a growing epidemic. Poor nutrition and overall health is a major concern in this country. Why wouldn't it be? In a high paced, convenience centered, fast food driven society, that's an obvious result. Fast food is a subject that has already been covered intensely by the media, so I needn't bother.…Continue
I realized something recently that my life has become too complicated and I need to get back to the basics.
God, Family, Friends.
My God, I have put to the wayside because life was to demanding of my time. I now understand, again, that by doing this I have made my life complicated. Instead of quieting myself and hearing what God has to say, I busy myself with day to day activities. When one of my day to day activities should be meditating on God's Word.
My Family, is…Continue
Meet Heather Hopp-Bruce, our new favorite mom blogger. Heather writes draws about the funny side of parenting challenges - from breastfeeding to diapering - in her blog The Baby Sucks. Heather is the mother of three girls under age 4 - and she still has a sense of humor. Read our Q&A with her below your moment of comic relief, then…Continue
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much like babies get fussy and and don't sleep well when they're hitting milestones, i think i hit one myself. negative nancy took over and i've been glum and complainy for quite a while now. didn't i used to appreciate things?? aside from the fact that i am not happy about where i am in life, i hate my job, it's a struggle to either cook and eat, clean or shower, my house looks like a bomb blew up in it, my room mate moved out(well, that's def a good thing), i still don't have daycare…Continue
This is not my rant on society, or my opinion on what all families should do. This is my own account of my own life, and what works best for me!
I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio, one of the cheapest cities in the country. Not poor, just cheap. There's not a lot of opportunity there, and not a lot to do, but it's by far affordable and within driving distances of 3 nearby cities so a lot of people living there worked elsewhere. Before my husband and I moved to Dayton, we…Continue
Human breastmilk from a cow? Consider it a wave of the future. Chinese scientist have genetically modified cows to produce milk that emulates human breastmilk.
200 cows at China Agricultural University have been developed to produce milk that has the same "characteristics" as human breast milk. Human breast milk has antibodies as well as…Continue
I don't know why it's taken me this long to realize this, but my son Landon (2 1/2) learns the best when it's something funny. Negative re-enforcement is used when he does something bad, like hit (we put him in the corner, smack his hand etc). And that works for that, but when it comes to learning things (potty, getting dressed) Positive re-enforcement only takes us so far, he usually just gets frustrated and storms off or makes us do it for him.
He learned to blow his nose…Continue
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