“Look at your baby!” the Labor and Delivery nurse exclaimed.
My first child, a little girl, was here. I opened my eyes, which had been squeezed tightly shut during the final exhausted pushes of labor. I looked, and there was my baby being held near the foot of my bed. Her skin was a purplish hue and she was not crying.
To borrow some famous song lyrics, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” No matter how cliché it may sound, it is so true. So, this year when it was time to think of some Valentine’s Day craft ideas, I decided our family’s theme would be kindness. The kindness theme also coincides with Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is Feb 12-18, 2017. Win/win! Continue reading →
When I first read about KinderPerfect last spring on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy, I was so excited to play. As a fan of games like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, the idea of a “parent version” sounded great. A fun way to relax and connect with your mommy and daddy friends? Yes, please! So when KinderPerfect put out the call to have bloggers review the game a few months ago, I jumped at the chance.
Earlier this week there was an article published on Good Housekeeping.com about a mother who cut open her son’s Sophie the Giraffe teether only to find black mold inside.
I am a huge fan of Sophie and have been since my daughter was born six years ago. I was not happy to hear people bad-mouthing her in this way. After all, something like this could happen to any toy that water could possibly get into. I also felt that not all Sophies were filled with mold and that it probably depends a lot on how they were cleaned and cared for. So, I decided to do a little investigating and said good-bye to our Sophie toys in the name of science. (Note: My children have outgrown Sophie. I’m not a monster.)
Happy New Year, everyone! I have lots of goals (let’s not call them “resolutions” LOL) for myself this year when it comes to my website and my writing in general. I am very excited about the year ahead!
The first thing I need to do is overcome this writer’s block I have been struggling with. I have TONS of ideas for articles, but have to find time and focus to sit down and write them. I did write two articles this weekend, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign. Looking forward to sharing new pieces with you in the near future. Please continue to check out my “Published Work” page to see my latest.
Wishing you all the best in the year ahead! Here’s to an amazing 2017!