Preparing a Toddler for a New Baby

Jan 22, 2016 by

Preparing a toddler for the arrival of a new baby is a strategy in itself. It takes research, patience, determination and most importantly communication with your toddler to try and figure out.

For the past six months I’ve spent a great deal of time communicating with our daughter about the upcoming change in our lives. I feel it’s extremely important to talk about the baby’s arrival at the beginning of your pregnancy. It is important for them to know what is going on and see how you are feeling. Some parents may disagree with me, they may say, “Why tell her  your pregnant right away and why make her see when you are not feeling well?”. My answer – I’m not saying tell her the day you take a pregnancy test (yet I did though) or have her see you sick in the morning. Rather, I am saying that it’s important to expose them as early as possible to the pregnancy. This in turn, exposes them to their future reality. It will allow them to better cope with the change and process the new family dynamic.

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Growing a Family

Dec 18, 2015 by

Our family of three is growing by one! Baby Muszynski is due May 7, 2016! We are thrilled, excited, a little scared, but most importantly happy that we made the decision to have another.

me and my babies!

me and my babies!

I didn’t know if this post would ever come to fruition and thought maybe I would be writing one day about “deciding to have an only child.” Deep down inside, I always knew I wanted to have another, but the decision to get there took a while. It’s a sensitive subject to talk about and I feel the need to share that there is nothing wrong with not knowing if you want to have another. I feel that people put pressure on moms that “you should have the feeling or desire to have another.” Well, that isn’t always the case. For a whole variety of reasons, some families may just want to have one child and there is nothing wrong with that.

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Amazingly Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes

Dec 4, 2015 by

Being in love with holiday baking makes it so easy for me to try new desserts. Whether it be a new version of chocolate cookies or a frozen mousse cake, I am in love with trying new recipes. My

That being said, I thought what better time than now to share you with some amazing easy treats.

Blackberry Cheesecake BrowniesBlackBerry Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten Free Banana Peanut butter muffins

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream

Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake

Chocolate Roulade

Oatmeal Cookies

What are some of your favorites?

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Race to December 1st

Nov 20, 2015 by

I was recently reading online about a mothers goal towards holiday cheer. It didn’t have anything to do with gifts she wanted or how to achieve world peace, but what it had was a deadline of December 1st.  Each December 1st this mother would make certain that her holiday shopping was done, gifts were wrapped and decorations were up. She did this not because of being a planner or super organized, but rather because she wanted to enjoy the true meaning of the holidays with the people that meant the most to her. She didn’t want to be at the malls or decorating the tree right before guests arrived, she wanted to enjoy her favorite time of the year without stress.

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The Best “Co-worker who is a Mom” Gift Ever!

Nov 6, 2015 by

One of the best gift cards I could ever ask for!

Do you see the image above? It is probably an image that I am going to save for a while. My dearest co-worker and partner in crime, Beth (who recently got married- shout out!) didn’t know what to get me for my birthday, so she did something very creative – she gave me a certificate for free babysitting services. Yes, did you just hear that? I said FREE babysitter. SCORE!  This was a genius gift, I was so happy she thought of it and will gladly take her up on it soon.

What has been the best gift a co-worker has given you since you’ve become a mother? Before you had children, did you ever give something like this out? I think its pretty cleaver and cost effective.

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