Babies: On A Moving Suicide Mission

They always say "Curiosity killed the cat" Well, who is this curiosity person? Honestly, they either knew too much about cats, disliked cats, or knew not a darn thing about babies in motion! A baby in motion will always wreak havoc! Even before I became a mother I knew this as a Nanny. Within .000005 seconds a child can destroy something or hurt themselves. I honestly believe someone should have said that "Curiosity killed the kid".   ...more

An Ode To Mom (Love Your Baby)

 (By Eve @ thatsmyapple.com)...more

Recent Study on the (Negilible) Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw a Slate article about a new study on the benefits of breastfeeding. Essentially, the study says that there is no long-term statistically significant difference between children who were breastfed and those that were formula fed, when external factors are controlled for....more

10-Step Plan for Successful Dining Out with Babies

Hubs and I finally got a chance to use a gift card for a popular franchise restaurant this week, three of the five kids in tow. I loved the look on the host’s face when she asked how many and I answered, “Four please.” We all looked and mentally counted. I adjusted my answer, “I mean five.”She leads us to the table she has prepared for us. Two baby seats and one kid’s menu. I know the looks we were getting. I used to give the same look when I was enjoying a meal out and a family with kids walked in....more

The Things I Forgot About Babies {Reminders For Care-Takers Who Have Been Out Of The Baby Game For Too Long}

Some people are made for babies. I am not one of them. There has been no harder stage of life for me than when I had mini people in my house. A seeming endless forever of waiting for them to become complete humans*; for vibrant personalities and meaningful conversations and for thinking myself more than a frumpy, bouncing milk machine....more

You're Not Getting Married, So Why The Wedding Pinterest Board?

I'm the first to admit that Pinterest is one of my go-tos when I just need to zone out with hair tips, oatmeal recipes, and DIY art ideas. While initially hesitant to use it, I now think of Pinterest as a place to find inspiration and tricks for making life easier and more organized. It allows users to indulge fantasies too, which is what brings me here today.Ladies, please stop posting wedding stuff on Pinterest. ...more
claresmilliken I know, right?! Me too! But honestly, my tweet was in jest. I'm partnered and our ...more

7 Unexpected Ways Living With Dogs Is Like Living With Babies

Based on my personal experience, having had three of each (dogs and babies). For the record, I came up with a whole page of hand-written ways; these are just a few of the less obvious ones. 1. A formed BM (after a sustained period of "unformed" BMs, aka horrible, explosive s#^t that necessitates a bath/shower/laundry/or infected item(s) thrown--using tongs and rubber gloves--in the outside garbage) is cause for loud celebration....more

Five Signs You've Mastered Mom Stealth Mode

1. You take a full 60 seconds to simply close your baby's bedroom door while keeping the latch pulled as tight as possible, knowing that even the slightest click of metal on metal could wake the baby and nullify the entire 45 minutes of rocking and bouncing you just endured to put this screaming baby to sleep. ...more

I Only Make High Maintenance Babies

Today I babysat for a friend.  She has a little girl who was born just a week before Riley.  Our boys are the same age too.  So basically we really had no choice but to become friends....more
thelazyscholarmom  Congratulations!!  Yep, definitely sounds like my little boy!  Although I ...more

A Night in the Chair

The week before last, just before I woke up with the flu, Charlie woke up one night around 10:30 pm crying.  I ran up the stairs, since this isn't a common occurrence around here anymore {thankfully}.  Poor girl wasn't feeling well.  She was all stuffed up and congested, so sleeping was really difficult, even though she was exhausted. ...more