After the hurdle of sleep training an infant, I just kind of assumed we were done. Forever. We started sleep training Blake at 4 months old and ever since then he's slept through the night with no regression. Celebrating this success, I think Michael and I both thought that was it. We were done and the … Continue reading Sleep Training a Toddler
Blake attends daycare every day, Monday to Friday. He's been attending the same one since he was around 5 months old. We've never had an issue, and have always been quite happy with everything that has gone on there. We've had some concerns recently, and after today we are seriously considering moving him. But, are … Continue reading Daycare Woes
The Pressure Is On
"Self pressure is a mental expectation you have for yourself in the moment." Saw this quote in another blog recently (I've forgotten which) and it has stuck with me. I put a lot of pressure on myself in life. Which brings me stress, which breeds anxiety. Making me, at times, neurotic and crazy. Oh, my … Continue reading The Pressure Is On
Ikea Toddler Wagon/Walker (Product Review)
Post edit, June 8, 2020: I initially wrote this review in 2014. This wagon isn't available at IKEA anymore, sadly, however, I've found an alternative on Amazon that's close! With Blake being so mobile now, but not quite walking on his own just yet, I’ve wanted to purchase a walker of some sort. There’s one at … Continue reading Ikea Toddler Wagon/Walker (Product Review)
Blake Led Weaning?
Yeah, sure, I'll give this Baby Led Weaning thing a shot. I just give him whole foods and let him have a go, right? Parenting fail. Cheese sandwich. Face smash. Something just doesn't seem or look right here. WHATEVER. *hashtag*idontknowwhatimdoing (Disclaimer: I do follow BLW blogs and instagrams and I have been reading up on … Continue reading Blake Led Weaning?
The Unnatural Mom
That's me. I am the unnatural mom in every sense. Since Blake will soon be 1, I've been doing a lot of reflecting on the past year and realizing there were some things that I set out to do differently but that just didn't work out. The "natural" trend that's out right now is infiltrating every … Continue reading The Unnatural Mom
What I’ve Learned (So Far) About Being a Mom #3 (And a Chime in my from "dad")
(And a Chime in my from my husband, AKA: "Dad")…ContinuedWhat I've Learned (So Far) About Being a Mom #1What I've Learned (So Far) About Being a Mom #229. I've cursed my hips my entire life. I was always jealous of those "straight" girls who could fit into ANYTHING and look amazing. My pant sized is … Continue reading What I’ve Learned (So Far) About Being a Mom #3 (And a Chime in my from "dad")