I recently joined a Facebook group called SMBC TTC …. in case you have no freaking clue what that means like I did at first, it means Single Mom By Choice Trying To Conceive. (Click this link if you’re interested in learning why I joined […]
We were a hard-core pacifier house, ya’ll. I mean we LOVED that binky, both of us. A pacifier is such an easy way to calm your baby and offer soothing when you can’t always be there. We had the paci during wake times and nap times and it didn’t hinder his speech, appetite or teeth spacing in even the slightest manner. The pacifier was one of the greatest gifts to my peace and sanity, except when it wasn’t.
Despite being a “pacifier,” it also induced temper tantrums and screaming fits in the middle of the night. Whenever it would fall out of his mouth, or he couldn’t find it, or he tossed it into the trunk of the car while driving, it was the opposite of peaceful. That paci was simultaneously the bane of my existence and after 2 solid years of use, I was over it.
So how did I wean my binky-dependent 2 year old off a pacifier? Read below to find out! (more…)
Coffee is the nectar of the Gods. This is not an opinion, my dear comrades, it’s fact. Whatever god, gods or goddesses you believe in or don’t, we can all agree that this sweet, sweet juice is what nudges us parents successfully from one day […]
My son and I just celebrated his second birthday on January 30. I’ve had baby fever something fierce for about 6 months now and the idea of waiting until I find the elusive “one” in order to have more children seems absurd. I’m ready to […]
A few weeks back Z got to experience his very first NFL football game: Miami Dolphins vs 49ers! I was a little apprehensive about taking him to the game because I knew it would be a crazy long day, but overall he behaved incredibly well and we all had an amazing day.
It is about a 3 hour drive from where we live to the stadium, and thankfully there were no carsick episodes there or back! It doesn’t hurt to have Grandma in the backseat to entertain for the duration either.
One of my favorite mommy bloggers, Life as a Rambling Redhead, recently renovated her new home. Her kitchen is literally to die for. In it, she hung up this beautiful minimalist wall art that simply says “gather” in a scripty font. It’s gorgeous, but her framed […]
Back when I was preparing for maternity leave, I was on the hunt for the perfect daycare. I wanted video camera access, a high security facility, organic menu items. Well, wasn’t I the pickiest little first time mommy?! But how do you choose the right […]
Saving money is incredibly important to me as a single mama, but there are times when I want or need some things and money has to be spent. Here is where Giving Assistant comes in and, literally, saves the day. Not only do you get […]