My Phone Number Showed Up on My Caller ID

When we got back from the beach, I checked the caller ID instead of playing the answering machine because I am just that lazy....more

What is the Point to Relaxing?

We went to the beach last week for a few days....more

Quick Update

Thanks so much for the comments on my last post. The follow-up heel stick at Children's Hospital went much better. Coco still cried, but it took half as long, and our nurse was very kind and competent.I nursed her right before we went in, and held her little foot in my hand the whole time and the nurse commented on how warm her foot was--so I do think that advice helped!Unfortunately, we don't get the results until next week, so I'm mostly trying to not think about it.It's crazy, isn't it, how all the really important things in life are completely out of our control?The thing that kills me is the part I maybe COULD have controlled.In fact, as Mama Bear noted, the PKU/newborn screening IS done by smearing blood from the heel on a piece of paper with five little circles ....more

The Very First Pre-Seed Baby

Pre-Seed® is giving away these awesome Pre-Seed Baby onesies! Too bad I didn’t have this for my son, who was the original FIRST Pre-Seed baby  or as I used to call them “Seedlings.” Seeing these onesies made me want to share my favorite Pre-Seed stories. Of course, my all time fav is right next to me in this picture. ...more

Week in Review: The First ER Vist

Just a few weeks ago, I was asking my friends what they thought our first big ER scare would be. Because let’s face it, all kids put their parents through that scare at some point or another. My first was a broken arm at age 3 ....more

When There is Help


508 Friday Blog Roundup

Perhaps I only posted about this on Facebook (because I can’t find a post on my blog mentioning it even though I know some type of social media discussion took place when I first stated it) but many months ago, I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency....more

How to Quickly Decide Whether or Not to Accept a Terms of Service

I read every terms of service (TOS) before signing up for a site....more

When Did Kindergarten Get So Intense?

When I think back to my kindergarten experiences in the 80's I remember it being a half day event that included snack, rest time, playing in a pretend kitchen that was AWESOME, and having a letter of the week with a song and the letter was dressed up like a person....more

Blogging Advice: Write to One Reader

I grew up mostly carrying on conversations with one person....more