Not too long ago my momma friends and I were discussing the use of utensils and if our little ones were doing so, how often, which ones, all that crap that goes along with being in group of mom friends and talk stuff over… so anyways, after some back and forth amongst us all.. this was my final response, Read More »
OMG, I am in love with my now BEAUTIFUL fireplace! When we originally purchased our home one of the things I HATED about our house was the fireplace and the way it took over the ONLY wall in our home that made any sense in our oddly “mushroom” shaped living room to put our TV. Also, when you have a fireplace, you want it to be the focus of the room, not the eyesore. Read More »
So Remy had her 15mn appointment this AM. She is in the 14% for height at 29in and WOOT WOOT finally on the growth curve for weight, in the 5% for weight at 19lb 4oz! The Dr. said that she is doing really awesome and seems to be comprehending things well, interested in stuff, she obvs. is super active and she loves that and says it is great that she is so independent and willing to explore. She also said that 3 of her 4 molars should make come through soon as they are super swollen in that area, so she would say that within this next month! She said that because R. is still on the tiny side and she struggles with keeping on the calories to continue to give her the 2 bottles a day (which are 4oz of pediasure each) She DID say that if R. isnt really starting to say words by 18mns that she is going to want her to get rid of the bottle since it can hinder oral dexterity in some kids and that they would have to make sure that wasnt some of the problem. But she doesnt think so, because she isnt a drooler and doesnt have a problem with chewing. She also said that while it is OK from 12-24mns that they have diff ways and times of learning she found over time that 18mns toddlers that dont talk much get frustrated by not being able to communicate with their parents and throw a lot more tantrums then more verbal kids which becomes stressful for both kids and parents.. so she will suggest we do OT at that point so we dont get to that stress level if it is necessary. She said to continue to teach her signs in the event that she isnt doing a lot of talking, to help with her not become frustrated. All in all my peanut is doing great! I am enjoying these ped. visits MUCH more then the earlier ones!
I struggle with this… I would NEVER consider my home dirty… in fact, quite the opposite.. it is quite clean. I clean the counters frequently, if not daily.. I always clean the table off after every meal.. we vacuum often, and we have a cleaning lady every 2 weeks that also contributes to our homes cleanliness. HOWEVER is my home NEAT and tidy? NOPE! Does it kinda piss me off, hells yah! I wont lie, I was never a totally “counters clear” kinda gal… I did not grow up in a home like that, my mom has magazines piled on our kitchen table, she has more pens and pads of paper in the kitchen then I could use in a lifetime, and so on… So I know learned from the best. However I HATE IT. I will also say, that my “Stuff” is 1/2 the time junk, I dont know what to do with, so it ends up on our dining room table, or a section of our kitchen counter that is my 2nd dumping ground, other 1/2 out of R’s reach stuff. So, I am not sure what to do with it all?!
How do you all keep your surfaces clean and clear, does it drive you crazy too? Are the drying racks of bottles and containers of this and that out on your counters really getting to you? They sure as hell are getting to me! Im tired of looking at the empty cookie jar I dont even like sitting on my counters and the flash cards of baby sign language I never opened laying on the dining room table.
Someone come and give me the clean sweep and show me how to keep it all clear! Any suggestions??!?!! Anyone ready to come over for an intervention???
I haven’t been feeling well since the weekend. Tired, achy, foggy, tired…oh wait, I said that already.
It’s tough taking care of a very active toddler and a five month old when you’re feeling under the weather. Not like you can just hide yourself under the blanket and ignore the kids when they’re hungry or need diaper changes. So, what’s a mom to do?
Oy! So we have yet again been dealing with teething . To a parent, teething is the bain of our otherwise (sometimes) fairly easy going child’s life. But the teeth bring a whole new ball game. They are unpredictable to the parent and horribly uncomfortable to the child. While my kiddo only has a measly 4 teeth (2 more making their appearance shortly) It has been a long back and forth road we have had to travel with just these 4! OK, So WTF are you talking about you are probably wondering… Read More »
Happy Wednesday! So I was surfing for the web and checking out Babble’s list of top mom blogs from 2010… yeah, I know I just wanted to start from the beginning. Lol. And was looking for some inspiration for my guest post today.
Anyhow, I ended up at a blog I’ve visited before A Cup of Jo by Joanna Goddard. I like her clean and simple her blog design.
Weather like this makes me wish I had “balls” to move somewhere warm! My dream spot, Austin TX. After 5 years of SXSW vacations to the great city of Austin I think about it almost daily. I wish and dream for the lifestyle of a Austin-ite. Sadly, I dont think it’s in the cards. Read More »
Last night M and I watched this movie called Chimpanzee, which documented the story of little baby monkey Oscar, his momma and their pack. Within the story they had to defend themselves against another group of chimps that wanted to take over their food spot.. Which in the process caused Oscars momma to be hurt and then ultimately eaten by a leopard. Thankfully something amazing and rare happened and the male pack leader, Freddie took on the role of caregiver to sweet Oscar. It was amazing.
I woke up this morning and my first thought. Don’t worry my sweet little bird. I won’t let a pack of wild monkeys separate us.. I will always keep you safe.