To My Beautiful Threenager, My gorgeous baby girl. I love you so much. You are so strong, beautiful and fierce. You are incredibly smart and funny. You make me laugh all day long and the curls in your hair are so beautiful they bring tears to my eyes. I know you are getting more and […]
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Hi, I’m Katie and this is how I mom. How I mom has changed over the three short years since I had my first little girl. Fast Forward to today, and I am currently 3 days overdue with our second child – not so patiently waiting for its arrival.
I am only 17 weeks along with my second baby, and here’s what I’ve learned from this pregnancy so far. Second Pregnancy Epiphanies Morning sickness is not always mild. With my first, I had about 14 weeks of morning sickness. I would either throw up and it was gone or I would feel a […]
Potty training has probably been one of the most intimidating things about parenthood for me. My daughter is 2.5, so the time is nearing every day.
The key to saving money- or getting it back- requires some good old fashioned communication skills: letters and phone calls.
From the last week of June through mid-July, my husband, my 2-year old daughter and I took a road trip from McAllen, TX, to St. Louis, MO to Milwaukee, WI. That, my friends, involved some packing. The trip was over 3,000 miles. My husband had to fly to New Orleans from Milwaukee for work, so I caravanned […]
Last week, someone on my Facebook newsfeed posted that she had the opportunity to help in an emergency with someone else’s child while at a local swimming pool. She noted that it was not anyone’s neglect that let to the incident, just that “it takes a village.” When I read that, I immediately agreed. As […]
Almost four years ago I moved to McAllen, TX, from St. Louis, MO. I had pretty intense culture shock. That being said, I’ve learned to adapt and like the Rio Grande Valley. [Related: NYC to the RGV] Here are 10 things I learned when I moved to the valley: After being taught all my life […]
These days everyone is looking for education activities for their toddlers and older children. We shop the aisle with the Leapfrog and Vtech toys. We scour Pinterest for hours looking for the perfect educational activities. We buy tons of supplies at Hobby Lobby for these projects and then slave over the Pinterest instructions only […]
Ever since I can remember, people have told me that I look like my mom (and they’re right, I do.) Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder how my mom got into my bathroom without me noticing! It didn’t bother me much back then. I admit that it did get old after a while […]