One year ago today, my little miracle landed in my life.
Literally, landed. After hours of back labor and doctor drama (a story in itself), Jayden Eli surprised everyone by arriving in a rush and landing on the hospital floor. The nurse had just enough time to put her hand under his head, but the rest of him met the ground with an audible splat. How was it the doctor put on the chart? Oh yes, “arrived precipitously on the hospital floor.” He was immediately nicknamed Crash.…
Added by Rachel Rene on September 17, 2009 at 4:24pm —
I expected that having a baby would add new challenges to being married. So, I am not surprised that there are moments when I'd like to kill my husband and, I'm positive, vice versa. I decided to write this post after a disagreement on the weekend about the difference in our lives right now, and by lives I mean having a life vs. not having one.
What am I bitter about? Well for starters, how about the fact that pregnancy turned my body into a never-ending project? I have to lose… Continue
Added by Jen Ellenberger on August 28, 2009 at 4:23pm —
While gender neutral prints and colors for kids and nursery have been the rage for the past few years, some of us still want to adorn our little bundles of sugar and spice in shades of pink.
Bebe au Lait's collection of soft goods for babies offers a bevy of beautiful textiles that offer a look that's pretty but not drippingly cute.
Shown above is Bebe au Lait's… Continue
Added by Carrie Leber on August 28, 2009 at 12:11pm —
August is Just Daisy - Win a Crochet Daisy Headband...Your Choice
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Added by Simply faBOWlous on August 9, 2009 at 11:49am —
My day goes something like this:
Wake up, not to an alarm but to an 18 month old who is up anytime between 5:30am and 6:30am. (when its my turn, great tip, my husband and i take turns so there is no cranky argument in the morning) but regardless of turns, i am up by at least 7am.
Then the baby gets milk and breakfast, i get ready for work and then leave to a now crying baby who can say no mommy bye bye! kills me every time......
But there is this moment in the morning between the… Continue
Added by Heather on July 21, 2009 at 10:38pm —
Eating at a buffet is lots of fun, especially for kids. Children get very excited about the different choices they are offered at a buffet. For some, the idea of “all you can eat” is thrilling. How can you help your child navigate a buffet without going overboard? Read on for ten simple guidelines to help your child eat at a buffet without sabotaging his diet.
1.Don’t sit/stand around the buffet. Make your child’s plate and then move away from the table. Looking at the food will only… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 15, 2009 at 1:17pm —
After my wonderful experience with it, I have become passionate about breastfeeding and would like to encourage as many moms as possible to start and continue to breastfeed — that is a major reason why I started my blog, DagmarBleasdale.com
. No matter how long you choose to breastfeed — one week or four years — I want to be a resource and cheerleader for all new mothers because I believe most women can nurse their child with the… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 14, 2009 at 12:58am —
I finally gave in — it was time for Landon’s first haircut. After not being able to make up my mind about cutting off his beautiful little curls for the longest time, I had thought of making that trip to the hair salon in recent weeks. And when I received a half-off coupon in the mail from Snip-its, the kid’s place I wanted to take him to anyway because I wanted him to have a special, positive experience the first time, my frugal self took that as a sign.… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 12, 2009 at 11:29pm —
Have you ever been to the grocery store with your baby and tried pushing the basket while carrying them as well? How about trying to clean house while your little one cries to be picked up? If you have a baby, then you know what I am talking about. As a mother, we learn to do most things one handed or not at all. (like now typing with one hand...LOL) Well, now is your chance to not have to.
Pujbaby.com has offered to give one of my readers a Puj Go Sling. If you have ever needed an… Continue
Added by Laurie Cooper on July 7, 2009 at 2:37am —
Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:
A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue
Added by Heather on June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Monday is here again! Time to look back on the week and see how we've done, along with set new goals for the week ahead! I started running with Lucas last week and I'm loving it. We have some nice trails (smooth paths, really) around here and the weather has been so perfect. I also lost a pound, and I'm happy to say that I've lost all my baby weight! It's funny how your body really does change after having kids. I can say that I'm back to where I was weight wise pre-pregnancy, but I definately… Continue
Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on June 22, 2009 at 10:22pm —
Why should a child’s diet be different from an adult’s diet?
A child’s diet can not be the same as an adult’s diet for many reasons. A child’s body goes through many stages of development and his nutritional needs vary depending on which stage he is in. For example, a child in puberty requires more calories than a school-age child. Therefore, providing the correct nutritional plan at all stages of growth is crucial to ensure proper development. Let’s review several diets and why they… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 15, 2009 at 12:33pm —
I've gotten a lot of comments on my Facebook page lately to the effect of, "Keep those hilarious updates about your son coming!" I wonder if my old high school classmates realize I have a daughter, too. It's true, I don't report as much about her, with her big brother providing so much easy fodder.
But even though my little girl isn't policing other kids' dirty diapers
just yet, that doesn't mean that… Continue
Added by NoReturnMom on June 13, 2009 at 3:41pm —
One of the first things my husband and I always thought of when we had the "baby talk" was how expensive babies are. How many things they need, how much it all cost, and how little money we have to buy all these things. We thought we couldn't "afford" a baby.
Wrong. Besides the basic necessities - clothes, food, car seat, diapers- babies really don't need a whole lot. The baby industry is huge, and many things are completely unnecessary. Having a baby certainly doesn't have the bank,… Continue
Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on June 11, 2009 at 2:29pm —
Dedicated to my oldest son, Brandon
We met face-to-face for the first time what seems like yesterday, but years have passed, and I have known you for a lifetime. You have led me on a remarkable journey through this forest of existence, and have taught me to cherish every detail. You have guided my feet toward a less traveled pathway, and on it, you have opened my eyes to a world full of treasures all others have taken for granted, cast aside or completely ignored.
I knew… Continue
Added by Angela McCoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:25am —
Why does she like to walk in big slippers or shoes, like mine?
Why does she like to eat eggs so much?
Why does she like water that she could bathe the whole day, I suppose?
Why is it that she knows how to act funny?
Why is it natural for her to like animals, especially dogs?
Why does she choose the people she is friendly to?
Why did she develop an aversion to some veggies when I've been exposing her to them?
Why does she like to also eat whatever I'm eating… Continue
Added by Cymbelly on May 16, 2009 at 1:34am —
I recently came across Unique Baby Cakes
by R.Higgins via MBC (HERE)! She has a variety of delightfully beautiful "have to have" inedible Baby Cakes & Gifts! What you will find in each cake/cupcake is a variety of baby necessities or as Unique Baby Cakes would like to call them, "Ingredients". Here are a just a few items you may receive; onesie, diapers, booties or baby caps. Not only do they design cakes for babies, they design… Continue
Added by Melissa on May 14, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Unique Baby Cakes is having a Baby Shower Giveaway!
May 14 2009 - June 11 2009 (Midnight)
Are you a mom or soon to be mom,or maybe a blogger I would like to hear from you.
What blogs do you love to read and why?
Have you purchased from product reviews?
Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .Each person leaving a comment will be giving a number.
We will add all comments to our web site and on June 11 2009 at midnight we will use random.org to… Continue
Added by Unique Baby Cakes on May 14, 2009 at 10:10am —