Well, as it happend I blew up at my children the other day and amazingly fast they figured out how to have their own fun. It was one of those moments when we as parents reach our limit and need to let off some steam (each weekend), I proposed to (shouted at) my two children that maybe it was time to switch off all electronics and go play outside. Like right now!
“Only dull people … Read the rest
Nobody informed me that parenthood would be so physical. It is like a full-on attack on the soul and the body, each day. It takes its toll, and I am not talking bags under eyes, droopy boobs and the certain additional pounds around the middle.
Five years of lugging an infant, then a toddler, around on hip or my shoulder –have wrecked my neck, vertebrae, and rotator cuff. Pains and aches aside, it occurred to … Read the rest
Try something different this year, think passed jewelry or some personal items as gifts this Mother’s Day. Instead, make a contribution to honor the name of your mom.
“Organizations that might be especially meaningful to Mom this year are those that support mothers and daughters everywhere,” stated Elanor F. Williams, Assistant Professor, Marketing Department Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. “A donation made on your mum’s name to a pro-women society taps into … Read the rest
“She will never remember life before her brother,” everybody tells me once I begin to allow the guilt of ending your only child years seep in. “To him, it will always have been this way.”
I know they are right, and their assurances provide me comfort in those quiet moments when I feel the rush of guilt stronger than any other emotion I could recognize. However, the fact that you won’t remember our time before … Read the rest
I am seeking a somewhat different form for this “Recipe Roundup”, as it looks like most of you prefer mainly dinner recipes (and that is where I have the most diversity in our meal preparation anyway.)
All of the following are recipes that we have personally produced and eaten in the last couple of weeks, so I can confidently promise for their low-cost ingredients, ease in preparing and taste. If you have a wonderful recipe … Read the rest
It is hard to make plans with other parents with very young kids, so we decided to host dinner at our house. Parents could bring their children and they played together, we kept a watchful eye while enjoying adult conversation. We had friends over for homemade pizza night, so I decided the plan ahead with the ingredients and quantities.
I was a bit worried beforehand about how it would work logistically (even with … Read the rest
Last week, my husband and I went out for a date night while my parents saw our boys for a couple of hours. It was the first time in quite a while that we had gone out just the two of us though we try to do something without children at least once per month; it often ends up being dinner with another couple, an adult-only wedding or drinks with friends.
As we sat … Read the rest
In my prior post about the KonMari Method, as advised by Marie Kondo at The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Organizing and Decluttering, I spoke about embarking on a decluttering program that finally got my chaotic house once and for all. In case you haven’t gone through it, here’s a recap:
- Concentrate on what to keep, not what to Eliminate
- Keep only things that bring you pleasure (unless it is
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Right off the bat, I wanted to let you know I was not paid or perked for writing this post in any way. I asked me to write about it and bought the book myself. I just wanted to share my adventures with anyone who’ll listen since I feel completely changed by this process. I think some of you will find it helpful, too.
As I am sitting here writing this, there are two bits … Read the rest
If you follow Melissa from Pick-Ease on Instagram, you will see the pictures of her children using Pick-Ease, and you may be intrigued by how it would work for a young toddler who was between self-feeding phases. If you want your children to develop the excellent motor skills necessary for spoon and fork manipulation, but he or she is easily frustrated with his inability to nourish himself and gives up quickly each time, the Pick-Ease… Read the rest
Now, many of my fellow New Englanders are jammed in the house today what with terrible snowstorm bearing down on us. I, for one, have loved every second of it since my husband must stay home from work today and I’ve sort of reason to wear pajamas all day.
Some of the other mothers might feel differently, what with having bored and restless children that require something to occupy them while the mothers catch up … Read the rest
It’s 1:00 PM on a Sunday; I am applying my makeup after a bath when I hear my son’s significant whining downstairs. Yet, in my towel and not interested on running through our mostly curtainless house to make a bottle and haul my overtired child back up the staircase to his room, I choose to wait for a few minutes.
My husband is with him, he can take care of it. I got blush … Read the rest
A dear friend of mine is sharing her firstborn experience here as my mommy blog guest. This overwhelming tiredness or borderline depression is something that can happen to any of us, and some of us are blindsided by our feelings.
Hopefully, you do not have to deal with any of this, but I wanted to raise the awareness of postpartum depression so you can recognize the signs.… Read the rest
This is my first time hosting Thanksgiving and, incidentally, not on Thanksgiving Day. My sister lives down south and must work on Friday so my family will be celebrating this weekend. That means you get to benefit from my trial and error as I learn along the way. I considered I would share some of the cheap, simple little touches I am placing on the event to help remember Thanksgiving which makes me feel damn … Read the rest
We hope you enjoy these hearty soups for the cold weather as much as we do! These are simple to make for busy moms and kids approved. I usually review recipes on Sunday afternoon or evening, then plan out my meal for the next 3 days and create a shopping list.
Running to the store each and every day (especially with the kids) takes too much of my time. Shopping as we all know with … Read the rest