I typically stay away from controversial topics online. This isn’t because I don’t have strong feelings about them, because I do. I stay away from these topics because I am tired, and busy, and I don’t have time or desire to argue. With that said, I want to take a second to discuss a very… Continue reading The Vaccine Debate
When I pull out a bottle of formula, I feel eyes on me from other parents. When I see all those cute pictures of breastfeeding babies, I get a little bit jealous (and a large amount of guilt). Both of the older girls were bottle fed with breast milk, at least for 3 months before… Continue reading Sometimes Breast is Not Best, and That’s OK
I started having regular contractions at week 21, so when they started getting stronger and more consistent at week 30, 31, 32 I was expecting baby to be born any time. As week 38, 39, 40 rolled around I was over being pregnant. I was having contractions at least once a day that were 3… Continue reading The Birth of Opal Octavia
As many of you know I have been suffering from lots of contractions this pregnancy. So far they are just annoying and not producing labor. But they are very painful and very exhausting. And to try to combat them I have spent a lot of time in bed. Because of this my girls have… Continue reading What makes you a good mom?
Note from Paige: This post is a guest post written by someone other than me. From Time to time I want to be able to feature other wonderful parents and their stories. Rachel Bowman writes at Just Getting Things Done, a website for working moms that want to get their life back on track even… Continue reading Things I Let My Second Child Do That I’d Never Let My First Do
Fall is always stressful for families. Most families are getting ready for the dreaded (or if you are a parent, I am told, celebrated) back to school season. I myself have been part of the back to school craziness for quite some time. Between double majoring for my bachelor’s degree and then continuing on for… Continue reading Back to School Season is Upon Us
I’m not a morning person. I’m much more of a stay up late and sleep in type person. My Dad is a night owl, so I like to think it’s genetic. When I was little I would pretend to be asleep and hide under my covers with a stolen flashlight and read until 2am. In… Continue reading Not Getting Enough Sleep? Wake up Earlier.