5 things nobody tells you about Breastfeeding

This was us at the hospital after Maia was born....more

Moms Need Tune Ups

I’m sitting at the dermatologist office impatiently waiting to get my ears sewn for the second time. It’s 12 noon and my appointment was at 11 a.m. It’s called “island time”, and everyone knows it, even the children....more

5 Mantras for Peace and Joy

Happy Friday, beauties! Every time I write this post, I can't help but think "Didn't I just do this?!" I get deja vu a lot, I guess....more

Elf on the Shelf Planning Calendar: Lazy Mom Edition

I've got another confession to make: I'm a lazy mom. Ok, maybe lazy isn't the correct word...uninspired, non-creative, Left Brained....whatever it is, I'm TERRIBLE at Elf on the Shelf. I'm not the mom who spends all day coming up with delightfully creative schemes for the family elves to perform at night; I'm the mom who sets an alarm so she doesn't forget to move the dang thing at all. To help myself, and others like me, I created an Elf on the Shelf Planning Calendar: Lazy Mom Edition....more

Typical Day of A Stay At Home Mom

It’s 6 am and the alarm goes off. No, not the alarm on the nightstand. I am talking the alarm on my bed- my little baby. And he starts his duty.He rolls over, plays with my hair and showers me with kisses and saliva. Though I try to snooze for 5 more minutes hiding under the covers, my little brat is unstoppable and wouldn’t budge without getting me out of the bed.I mentally count the number of hours I slept and curse my husband who is still in deep slumber and forces myself to get up and move to the kitchen....more

5 Reasons Being a Mom Sucks!

So I figured with day 2 of #NaBloPoMo I'd start off with my 5 reasons why being a mom sucks.  Yea I said it..."Who gon' check me, boo!"  And this is my blog and I can write whatever I want...nanny nanny boo boo!!!...more

When I grow up I want to be a mom

What do you want to be when you grow up?Parents, teachers and relatives have been asking kids as young as two and three this age-old question since the beginning of time it seems. Or at least since the labor associated with survival began to meld into what we now know as "the professional world."...more
I totally identify with this. Parenthood is the best job and then there's grandparenthood!more

Three Lessons from Baby's First Year

There are certain realities when you're home all day with a baby, and it's so, so easy to forget them until it's too late and you're pregnant again when you're not in baby mode. They're not ground-breaking, or mind-blowing, or even "Hey, whaddya know?"-worthy, but for what it's worth, I'm writing down the top 3 of these realities that simply can't be escaped, if you're about to tread down a similar weary path yourself one day:...more

Firsts, Family, and Finally

When the balloons blew away during our family photo shoot last week, it was the first time for our daughter.  She pointed and gasped and made it known that the "balls" were "all done." The look on her face was a mix of awe and distress. It was the first time she'd seen so many balloons in one place, within her grasp, and it was the first time she'd lost them to the sky....more

Tough Week

I have had a pretty tough week. I hate to complain and I'm not one to grovel in self pity, but I am one exhausted mother! ...more