In this episode of Reflective Fridays, I share a personal story about living with intention. Sometimes it can feel like a struggle to make it through the day – especially when it feels like you have been thrown one or one hundred curve balls throughout the day!Why does that happen? How is it that sometimes the day just gets away from us??!?!...more
Before I had Ella, I didn't I realize how many weird children's books are out there. I had images of us happily reading for hours, tickled pink by the wide array of stimulating prose and lovely illustrations we would encounter (okay, that's a little much). I was mostly thinking about the classics, like Goodnight Moon, or The Runaway Bunny.
While we have had a lot of fun reading together, I've realized that a lot of kids' books are just plain boring or annoying! And, of course, those are often the ones they decide to become obsessed with, right?
Can We Trash Some of the Mom Guilt?Guilt is not a novel concept. It been around at least as long as Jewish mothers’ (ask any kid who took too long to return their mom’s phone call). The WASP’s have their guilt too; quieter and with a cashmere sweater tied around the shoulder, but it’s still there. But the mom’s of Generation Z are the new reigning queens of guilt. A dose of guilt is now being delivered with the placenta....more
Happy Monday Luvs! Unless you've been under a rock somewhere you know that Mother's Day is just around the corner! While you might not know if you'll be spending the day being pampered in bed or being treated out to one of your favorite restaurants, One things for sure, You will want to look Great! So go ahead and take your time and focus on what you want to get for that special Mother figure in your life and leave the looking great part to me!...more
During the holidays, children are primarily focused on what they’re going to get for Christmas. What will Santa bring? Will I get bigger gifts than my friends? But it’s important to instill a sense of giving early on with children....more
Do you want to know what really amazes me? How people can spend hours and days and weeks studying something and still get it wrong, but then can recall every detail of a memory down to a smell from so far back in their childhood. One of my fondest memories as a child, you guessed it - something to do with food, is going to my grandma's house in Louisiana....more
This can't be real. Four Months. Nope. Don't believe you.
Regardless, she had her 4 month check up this morning. She's doing GREAT! Growing and thriving! Makes this mama so very happy. :)
Here are her stats: