This is a little different than my normal mom posts, but I thought I’d try something new. In the spirit of spring cleaning, I’ve been rounding up a bunch of unused diapers that Tavish has grown out of. I’ve been vacuum sealing them, storing them away for the day when number two comes along. Normally… Continue reading 5 Minute Diaper Hacks Anyone Can Do
Yes, I went there. My kid started pulling himself up on things, chewing on everything, crawling around and moaning at nothing. Naturally, the first thing I thought of was zombies. Master of Stealth Any loud noise will undoubtedly wake your sleeping walker. You must take every step cautiously to ensure they are undisturbed or misery… Continue reading How Being a Mom is Like Life With the Walking Dead
Is it just me or is there a lot of over-sensitivity about making fun of moms for wanting their wine time? I have made a dozen or so jokes about how I can’t wait to crack open a bottle, yes it’s a joke that’s well overdone, but it connects us to other mothers more than… Continue reading Dismissing Mom Guilt: Wine Time
This week we celebrated our first anniversary in Toronto. It was the longest I’ve been away from my son. As excited as I was to spend some one on one time with my husband sans baby, I felt this ugly sense of guilt in leaving him behind. Going a day without wearing any baby fluids… Continue reading The Duality of Mom
First off, I’d like to wish the biggest congratulations from the bottom of my heart to my good friends Adam and Amanda who welcomed their first baby on Feb. 13! The new family of three is the inspiration behind this post. It’s hard to believe that only six months ago we were in the same… Continue reading The Ultimate After Baby Survival Kit (for Mom)
It’s officially over! No more nursing bras, no more flashing family and friends – our boy is formula fed. The emotional side I mentioned in part I is gone but not forgotten. Yes, I’ll miss the bonding time but I am loving not being chained to a baby and stuck on the couch all day! So as… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Breastfeeding Part II
I’ve heard people swear by amber necklaces. We’re in the thick of the teething phase now, wading through puddles of drool and waking at cruel intervals throughout the night to shrieks of agony. It can be maddening some nights. So when I heard about these things, I thought, what the hell? Let’s give it a… Continue reading Amber necklaces: Brilliant or Bull?