I don't take enough time to be grateful... in fact, usually I'm more prone to feeling like "I need more" instead of "I am so lucky for what I have." So I'm taking a moment to express some gratitude for my truly wonderful life.
Today I'm thankful for:
Added by Katie, Mom365 Host on November 26, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
I've been dying to share some news with the community: we're having another baby, yay! I'm pretty superstitious about these things so I had to wait until I was out of the first tri to tell you (we had a loss last fall which made me extra cautious about announcing it to anyone).
I'm due on Valentine's Day; our son will be four and a half. We wanted them to be closer but some secondary infertility issues rendered that impossible... in fact we had completely given up on having a second…Continue
Christmas and New Year's are behind us, phew! I enjoy celebrating and being with family, but we all know there's no vacation from being a mom. Over the holidays, my husband is off work, and all of my son's activities are canceled; that should mean more help and less running around for me, right? I think we all know the answer to that :) Although we did go to my in-laws for a few days where we were able to enjoy a bit of "grandma daycare", in general these past two weeks have meant more work…Continue
Added by Katie, Mom365 Host on January 3, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments
I can't stop thinking about this quote I saw on Pinterest the other day: "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice" by Peggy O'Mara. Is this not so true for you?! I still hear my mother in my head (probably more so now that I'm a mom, since of course I've turned into her more than I would like to admit!). I'm now so conscious of the fact that what I say and do is going to influence my son forever and ever, lol! The things I do and say that are good, the things I do and say…Continue
Here's a funny thing my mom friends and I all do: we all say apologize profusely to each other when our kid is mooching snacks from their kid. It doesn't matter that their kid chowed all of our graham crackers and goldfish the last time we got together, or that we consider toddler snacks to be community food and pack accordingly. We all get together at least twice a week, so there's plenty of "snack payback time." Not that anyone's keeping score...I don't think? I'm not anyway. (I guess I…Continue
Pzifer just announced a recall of a million packs of pills. Apparently they misordered some of the pills in the packs and so women taking these pills are at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy. See if your pills are among the affected here.
Added by Katie, Mom365 Host on February 1, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
My 27-month-old son has definitely arrived in the terrible 2's...everything is no! He doesn't want to leave the house, then he doesn't want to leave wherever we are (if it's a play place)--he almost always throws a tantrum, and I'm left carrying a screaming, flailing boy outside. I imagine people we pass by thinking, "wow, poor boy must have such a terrible home life," since he's screaming no home! no home! over and over at the top of his lungs (and I probably look like I am about to murder…Continue
Added by Katie, Mom365 Host on January 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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
A great discussion is taking place in the Stay At Home Moms group about what, exactly, people do with their babies and toddlers ALL DAY LONG. Because the days, especially in the winter, can get a little long, right, mamas?
For my son and I, it’s all about getting out of the house - not because he needs to so much, but because I do. It’s my way of being there for…
Is there really any accurate way to guess a baby’s gender if you just can’t wait for that 20-week sonogram? That’s what some mamas are debating in the Pregnancy Forum. Some ways they’ve suggested: swing a pendulum or wedding ring over your pregnant belly and see which way it swings (circular for a girl, straight for a boy), or check your cupboard: sweet cravings mean girl, a boy wants salty…Continue
UPDATE 11/7/11: This contest is closed and we are notifying the winner. Thanks for entering!
Added by Katie, Mom365 Host on September 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Introducing the Book of the Month pick and giveaway. THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.
To enter to win a copy of the book, post a comment below telling us what or who your little one loves.