Terrible Twos. When parents discuss this topic, I always see a certain look on their face. Dread. Fear. Confusion. I find that my own personal experience with my son turning two has been very different than the reputation that supersedes him — total shocker! I wanted to give my two-year-old the benefit of the doubt. Imagine if you were barely able to understand and speak a language, yet you were expected to communicate; you’d lose your cool too! So, with that in mind, I decided to take my toddler and his tantrums head on. Before getting... Read The Rest →
Motherhood is something most women aspire to. It is a rite of passage — almost what I imagine being in a sorority is like. Everyone always has amazing stories of how becoming a mommy changes them. These conversations are romanticized most of the time when overheard at baby showers. If you have ever eavesdropped a one on one confessional in the corner table at a crowded restaurant you can appreciate what I am about to share. Since I became a mom, my life has changed for the better and for worse. It just... Read The Rest →
One of the most important qualities I wanted to make sure my now teenager daughter and I had with each other while she was growing up were honesty and trust. I raised her with manners and morals — important values I think that all children should have. And now, raising a teen and a toddler, I’ve realized that these life lessons are important for my little one to learn, too. In fact, they’re a good life lessons for us all. When times get tough and my tot and I are in the middle of a... Read The Rest →
We recently ditched our son’s crib and moved him into a “big boy bed!” and we were excited for him to have his own bed. Naturally, our thoughts were that he would get swept away into dreamland and wake up refreshed from a full night’s sleep in a spacious new bed. The rug is being pulled from underneath us on a nightly basis. This is yet again an episode of the adventures in parenting that no one can prepare you for. The new sense of freedom our son has in... Read The Rest →
Hey ALL! I am so excited to announce I have joined the team of bloggers on The Bump!! please go and checkout my posts and all the other great bloggers you will find on their site! I will be posting weekly and will also give a heads up on my twitter and facebook fan page. Comment, Like me, tell me what you think! And as always, I love answering all your questions you might have. Check out my first post about “Mommy Must-Haves to Stash In Your Diaper Bag” here!