Okay, Mardi Gras is in zero percent trouble. But, still. I know I’ve started off every week this year saying that I’m going to pull in the reigns on the junk food and yet somehow something magically pops up- holidays, birthdays, This Is Us devastation. […]
Month: February 2017
My kids are in middle school now and have pretty much outgrown Seuss Week for the most part. But when they were in elementary school, they lived for it. Of course, I was always so busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I never really planned for it properly. We were always scrambling fifteen minutes before school started to come up with something that was remotely related to the appropriate Seuss Week days. Crazy Sock Day, Hat Day, Wild Hair Day, Wacky Wednesday, Mismatch Monday, etc… Some days we managed to piece together some decent ideas. Others… not so much. Then I’d drop my kids off for school and see that other moms -you know, the good moms who planned Seuss Week in advance- who all but hired Mike Meyers to drop them off in the Cat in the Hat suit. So, here are some of the best ideas around the internet to giving you a running start and help your kids to have an awesome Seuss Week at school.
Don’t believe the hype. Good days don’t just fall from the sky. They’re planned and prepped for. Here’s everything to add to your calendar and keep in the front of your brain to make sure that when the bad stuff tries to take you out, […]
What Is Today?
Get your party pants on, guys, because there is a lot to celebrate today. It’s World Yoga Day, Be Humble Day, and much to my taste buds’ joy, Cook a Sweet Potato Day. We’re also really excited about National Margarita Day.
It’s National Margarita Day! Pull out the blender, call up some friends with kids, and get to mixing.
I’ve been a habitual journal-keeper since I was a kid. I suffer from sometimes crippling ADD and I’ve found journaling and list-making to be one of the best and most effective coping mechanisms, not just in dealing with it, but in thriving with it. It’s […]
While I love all of the beautiful photos of women nursing newborns and am a huge advocate for breastfeeding, it is a FULL TIME job and not an easy one. With my son I had an extremely difficult time producing enough milk so I had to supplement with formula which pretty much made me feel like a failure. It was devastating to me. With Savannah, while I don’t have a problem producing this go around I have had extremely rough days. I am completely sleep deprived which is no bueno for anyone and she can get extremely fussy at the breast for reasons I have yet to understand. I had a major meltdown last Thursday when, after weeks of feeding fine, she would not latch. My three year old kept running into the room just as I would get her calm and just about ready to sleep and she would awake in a screaming fit. I then would yell at him to leave the room when all he wanted to do was play with me which made him scream and cry which, in turn, made me scream and cry and the cycle continued. My husband came home to a house full of tears and “suggested” I quit nursing. I did stick with it and eventually we fell into a calmer routine and things are back on track. But, man it was tough for a bit. I just wanted to share how difficult breastfeeding can be and you have to do what is best for your whole family. My goal is 6 months and if I last longer, great and if I don’t make it that long I will be try to be gentle with myself. For today, this was my day getting my hair done. How spa days have changed! #breastfeeding #truth #momlife #mommabares