Before you read any further, answer the following question HONESTLY. Which one of the following puts the most pressure on you: Society Children Spouse You If you answered 1, 2, or 3, I hate to break it to you, but you are wrong. Let’s face it, kids whine, they don’t apply pressure. Husbands – if
Have you ever found yourself on one side of a couch with a child on the other side? Sometimes this is part of playtime and the 90 to 120 minutes of gross motor activity mentioned in the previous post, and sometimes it isn’t. Lately, in my home, the furniture-centered stand-off is considered an “exercise” in
It is frigid here in CT. I mean seriously cold. The Hoos just texted me that his car almost didn’t start. And yet…I can’t stop thinking about summer. It isn’t because I am dying for a vacation after two long holiday weekends in a row or because I am dreaming of warm summer days to
My favorite time during the holidays (besides family and food) is searching for the best post holiday sales! You can find great bargains on a wide variety of items and I wanted to share with you all my favorite places to shop: Week after Christmas: Kohls: At least 50% off and the selection is good.
Hi. I’m the new chick. Remember being the new person? In the pre-smartphone era, sitting at your desk, sketching in your Trapper Keeper pretending you were too busy to interact with others? Well, let me tell you, being new virtually is way easier. It is also way easier when you are under 10. How do
As the holidays approach us with dizzying speed it’s difficult to remember between working, parenting, and everything else how to fit in that essential ‘me time’. So, in the spirit of holiday cheer, here is an activity to keep you active AND sane as the hectic holidays encroach. 1) Yoga yoga yoga. I admit, I
Well, as you may have noticed, I have missed the start up of writing my blog. Why you ask? A lack of time. You may remember a time in your pre-child life when you had tons of free time, but now, in the wake of this new adventure of parenthood that you’ve embarked upon, you
Lately life has been pretty crazy, or it at least feels that way. I feel crazy, overwhelmed, and completely paralyzed with lack of motivation. There have been sick kids, sick me, a husband who has been working crazy hours, a dog who drives me batsh*t crazy, a freak October apocalypse snowstorm, no school/daycare for a
How can I be pro-choice, and also be a mother… a mother of three none the less! I think this question has come up in my day-to-day life way more than it should sometimes. Before I had children, I was a strong pro-choice advocate, with my views on abortion and reproductive rights shaped by my
Hygeia – EnJoy- Best Pump EVER! I would be a liar if I said I didn’t absolutely love my breast pump. I have had different pumps in the past for nursing issues I had with my oldest son. The pumps didn’t help my breastfeeding difficulties, but they made me appreciate my current pump much more.