Ten Things No One Tells You About Having a Baby: The Five Month Edition

Continuing with my series of things that people don’t tell you about having kidsbefore you have kids {like what happens to your body after childbirth}, here’s the five month edition. Here are some of the things I’ve realized {slash learned} as the mama to a five month old – that I wish someone would have prepared me for!...more

Without a Village

"It takes a village."  That's the saying, right?  To raise a baby properly, you need an entire village of mothers, sisters and friends?  I can understand the argument but what if you have no village?This weekend some of Papa's family members were in town.  Both of our families live hours away, which means there are usually several weeks (or months) between visits.  That wasn't too bad when it was just the two of us, but Little H changes so much in that amount of time....more
Sara Knight wrote a recent post "When You Don't have a Village" ...more

Piercing Babies' Ears: Why I Did It To My Kids

Every so often the “to pierce or not to pierce a baby’s ears” debate flares up in the U.S. This is probably because there are more and more little Latina girls running around with earrings adorning their cute little earlobes. A lot of Anglo moms consider the practice barbaric and even borderline child abuse....more
If my child was pierced at such an early age, I would be in tears as well!more

Working at Home With a Baby

I did a post before about my crazy daily schedule on the days that I go to work. A few people have requested that I write a post about how I manage working at home while taking care of a baby. I’ve been thinking about it and it’s hard to describe exactly how my day goes, because every day is so different. In fact, yesterday I ended up having to work from home an extra day because my baby was sick and I didn’t feel comfortable sending him to daycare. Look at this face…even smiling when he feels like poop. ...more
Hah. Which is why I took most of the week off while JMP was here. I'm very glad my kids are ...more

Are American Parents Too Lazy To Potty Train Their Babies?

 I don't want to talk about "poop" yet with my son.Am I being a "slacker" mom because I don't want to think about potty training my 21 month old?...more

The Great Debate: Toddler Tube Time

Now that my son has reached toddlerhood the time has come for me to experience first-hand what I've heard other parents discussing (or more like arguing over) for years...the never-ever ending debate: How much TV time is too much?Here is the guilty party in question:(Looks pretty innocent to me!)...more

Trials of mommyhood

Hi all! I'm a newer mom of a one year old toddler girl. I was married for less than a year when we had her. My hubs and I married in August of 2010 and by November 2010 we were pregnant. I was overjoyed!!! We had planned to have children right away. We had been together for 12 years and felt we were ready. In August 2011 our beautiful baby was born! It's crazy how your life suddenly is no longer your own. I suffered from anxiety and I was literally afraid to be by myself....more
Sorry about the run on paragraph. My other blog page breaks automatically and I didn't realize I ...more

Letter to Myself As a New Mom

This is the letter I'm sure I'd want to read years ago when the diapers and sleepless nights had just began. Also those tiring first days in the hospital when breastfeeding was just not working....more

Nature vs nurture

My daughter, almost one, was born with clubfeet. It is funny how we learn to adapt and nature takes over. During month three and four she had to wear her medical shoes and bar 23 hours a day. This did not stop her from learning to roll over. Nature told her it is time and she learned how to roll with the bar and shoes. I am so proud of her everytime she hits a milestone. Her current fascination is stairs. After month four she only has to wear her special shoes at night. Today it was raining so to help her burn some energy I let her climb the stairs....more

New year....new resolutions

The new year is upon us and before I know it summer will be here. I don't want to look back and say I should have or could have done at least one resolution. This year I decided to make resolutions that deal with faith. Recently my walk with God is growing. I find myself wanting to do and learn more. Resolution number one is join a bible study. Next Wednesday night that is what I am doing. Bonus is two women I know are in this particular bible study so I will be held accountable! No excuses. Resolution number two is saving money....more