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 […]
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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 […]
When I became pregnant with my daughter, I didn’t know much about car seats. I figured that I would go to Babies R’ Us, pick one out, and install it as I read in the owner’s manual. I quickly learned that the owner’s manual was not going to give me all of the facts about […]
My toddler finally has hair long enough for her first pigtails! I picked up some elastics and, with great care (and a little frustration), put her hair in two sweet pigtails. I snapped a quick pic! So cute! Then, uh-oh, here they come— mom hormones. I start thinking, “My baby is becoming a little girl. […]