Parenting

Infant Sign Language – Baby’s first words

Infant Sign Language – Baby’s first words

Infant Sign Language Wouldn’t it be great if you could communicate with your infant? If instead of trying to decipher his different cries, he could just tell you what he needed? Well, it is actually possible and not all that difficult either with baby sign language. Zay […]

Sleep Training my 10 month old

Sleep Training my 10 month old

Sleep Training my 10 month old in 8 days or less Zay has never been a great sleeper. Think back to his 4 month sleep regression that lasted well over 2 months. Also understand that I have had to physically rock him to sleep every […]

It sucks to be a mom

It sucks to be a mom

It sucks to be a mom A few days ago, I posted a photo to Instagram that received so much positive feedback that I needed to expand on it to reach even more mamas. See the original post below and head over to my IG @MommyMyWay to give […]

Why I secretly love cold and flu season

Why I secretly love cold and flu season

Snotty noses, sore throats, fevers and cranky babies who don’t sleep: I’m pretty sure that’s what Hell looks like. It’s also what cold and flu season and my present reality look like. My baby has an ear infection, a stomach virus and, if that weren’t enough, […]

To the single mom with a newborn

To the single mom with a newborn

You, you there in spit-up stained sweatpants, bloody chapped nipples and tears streaming down your face. Yes, you, the single mom with a newborn. I promise it gets better. I have been where you are. I have gone days without sleep, and not figuratively speaking, […]

Two Is Enough

Two Is Enough

One day my son will ask me where his father is, or why he doesn’t have a daddy. I think about this day often; and up until now, I had no idea what I was going to tell him. I thought about telling him every […]

All Dried Up – How to stop producing breast milk as an exclusive pumper

All Dried Up – How to stop producing breast milk as an exclusive pumper

All Dried Up – How to stop producing breast milk when you are an exclusive pumper There are so many tips for weaning your baby off breast milk when they nurse, but what about those of us who don’t nurse? Sure, the mouth to boob […]

A Day at the Atlanta Zoo – A Guest Post on Nikkiraeink.com

A Day at the Atlanta Zoo – A Guest Post on Nikkiraeink.com

A friend of mine came into town to visit a few weekends ago and we were searching for something to do in the city that would be eventful for my 7-month-old son. I had already been to the aquarium in Atlanta and we had both […]

5 Self Care Time outs for Moms

5 Self Care Time outs for Moms

There’s an epidemic running rapid around these parts, ladies, and it involves you! We aren’t taking enough time for ourselves. I know what you might be thinking, “After caring for the kids and running a household, there isn’t enough time in the day.” That may […]

Baby’s First Solids (with simple homemade baby food puree preparation instructions)

Baby’s First Solids (with simple homemade baby food puree preparation instructions)

Deciding to feed Zay solids was something that took some time for me to accept. His doctor said he could go ahead and start them at four months of age. We did one attempt at rice cereal and chose to hold off after that because […]