Parenting flat out sucks sometimes and every so often I feel like I'm completely failing my kids. I find myself constantly telling them I'm sorry because I always yell at them. So I figured I write a little in more in detail why I'm sorry for more than just the yelling. For my older kids:… Continue reading Apology to my older kids
You don't really need a birth plan. In fact, you can forget any plans you may have for the next 18 years. Having kids puts a damper on all your plans, starting with the birth plan. The truth is, the baby is controlling the birth plan not you. I had four successful, epidural free labor… Continue reading Do you really need a birth plan?
I don't remember making a huge fuss over my hospital bag. Actually, I don't remember making a huge fuss over everything like these new moms do. But if you are that new mom seeking advice from strangers on the internet, I'm so glad you are here. I will gladly tell you exactly what is… Continue reading What you really need in your hospital bag
Do baby's really just "fall right out" after you've had a couple? No. They don't. It varies from person to person but in my experience subsequent labor and deliveries got easier. Here are the brief birth stories of my children and the simplest tip to make labor more enjoyable. First baby My first baby was… Continue reading Does giving birth get easier with each baby
It's not a matter of age when a child gets a cellphone but more of a matter of responsibility. I have an extremely responsible 11 year old who happens to stay home by herself and she still doesn't have a phone. Surprisingly, family and friends ask me why she doesn't have one. I understand that… Continue reading What Age Should I Get My Kid a Phone
Many people ask me about Ava's two different colored eyes. They think it's really cool. Unfortunately, her heterocromia was due to having surgeries for congenital cataracts. Here is an update on her vision and scroll down to see a few pictures of her eyes. Her visual history is a long story but here is… Continue reading Heterochromia from Congenital Cataract
Here's a list of obtainable New Year's resolutions that don't include fitness. 1. Drink better beer. I tried this one year and succeeded until midsummer when I went back to my usual bud light or coors light. 2. Join a wine of the month club. Do this and every month when you drink it you… Continue reading 10 Easy New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Include Working Out.
Here's how to get your kid to stop using a sippy and start using a regular cup. We give our toddlers and babies sippy cups because it's convenient but it really isn't necessary. Kids don't need drinks everywhere they go. I only let my older kids drink in the kitchen and dining room so why… Continue reading How to get a kid off of a sippy cup
Here's a list of what tween girls really want for Christmas or their birthdays. These come straight from my daughters' lists. If you don't already know, I'm a mom of 4 daughters so I'm pretty familiar with what's in and not when it comes to girls. Polaroid camera Ava already has this black one. I'll… Continue reading Best tween girl gifts
Our family had an elf on the shelf but it didn’t come back this year. Maybe you tried it one year too and realized it wasn’t for you. Maybe you feel like because everyone is doing it and loves it, you have to too. My kids loved the elf. Unfortunately, I didn’t. Our elf on… Continue reading Reasons the elf didn’t come back at all