Mummy Madness

I got married and had two children all in 3 years. My son, also my first child, was born with a health condition that required surgery and we spent our first 6 weeks of parenthood in a NICU at a children’s hospital. It was the most difficult time of my life. Even after he came home I struggled with anxiety, depression, fear and anger. I turned to writing and my words slowly allowed me to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself into. I was forever changed. I began to realize that I had the ability to help others who were struggling with their journey in parenthood. As parents, we all have moments where we aren't sure what we are doing. I continue to write and share my experiences in hopes that I can help part the clouds for someone who is struggling.

Delivery Room Guests

As you approach your due date your list of to do’s just seems to grow. 40 weeks flies by and before you know it the big day is here! When putting plans in place for the birth of your baby there is one decision that can sometimes cause expectant mothers some stress. Who will be there as support in the delivery room? First things first, check with your hospital as to what their policy is. Many hospitals have a limit to the amount of people...

October 30, 2014 Read Blog

What’s For Dinner: Sausage and Kale Pasta

This is a quick and easy dinner recipe that is hearty for the colder months. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Ingredients 1 package fresh rotini (any short pasta will do; I prefer fresh because it cooks faster) 1 tbsp butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 package sausage, casings removed (usually comes with 4 sausages) 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped 1 1/2 cups chicken broth salt, to taste red pepper flakes, to...

October 28, 2014 Read Blog

Terrible Teething

At 19-months old almost all of my girls' teeth have come in. They started teething around 10-months of age so it's been a very long process. It hasn't been a painful one though (for them or for me). Each of them struggled with a bit of pain when their first two teeth came in, oh so many months ago, but ever since then, even when their first set of molars came in they didn't even flinch. Fast forward to Thanksgiving weekend this year. I...

October 28, 2014 Read Blog

Creating Healthy Family Traditions

One of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy family lifestyle is to create family traditions. What kind of healthy family traditions does your family consider important? Do you play a sport together, swim or make healthy dinners as a team? Now is a great time to start incorporating healthy activities into your own family. I guarantee your kids will be game as long as you’re doing it together. And as your children grow...

October 23, 2014 Read Blog

Lesson Learned: Clothing Sale Follow Up

Last month I wrote about all of the time and effort I had been putting into preparing for an upcoming local mom to mom sale. I had such high hopes for the sale! I had everything organized, labelled, categorized by size and even hung up on racks for display. The clothes I was selling were in great condition, some still had the original tags on! I figured if I priced them low (I'm talking a $30 winter jacket, tags on for $8) I should come...

October 21, 2014 Read Blog

My Love Hate Relationship with Pumping

When Mr. T. was born he was taken off to the NICU three hours after his birth. He was hooked up to an IV and for the next six weeks was fed via a tube. The hospital provided the breast pump and I dutifully pumped my milk every three hours, morning, noon and night. Not a day went by where I wasn’t attached to that machine. I’m not going to lie, it was hard. My alarm would wake me from a restless sleep forcing me out of bed and into a...

October 20, 2014 Read Blog

5 Tips to Potty Train Your Child

For most parents, potty training is a daunting task (whether it’s kid #1 or #7, like me). We stress, bribe, beg and pray it goes quick and easy. But the fact of the matter is it’s different for each child and there’s not one prescription for perfect potty training. There are, however, tried and true tips that you can put into action to help the process along.  Here are a few tips that have worked great for our family: Step one—Wait...

October 16, 2014 Read Blog

Fall Family Fun: 10 Ideas to Take it Outside

There is nothing quite like a gorgeous Fall day when the sun is shining and the leaves falling from the trees are every shade of red, yellow and orange.  Even though the temperatures are also falling, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to take your family outside and make some lasting memories! 10 Ideas to Take Your Family Outside Hiking I guarantee there are hidden gems within a 45 minute drive that are just begging to be...

October 14, 2014 Read Blog

Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

Every mom wants to make sure that she has everything she needs to make sure her baby is safe and healthy. We’ve put together our must-have list of items for your medicine cabinet that you should have in stock before baby is born so you don’t have to frantically run out in the middle of the night should you need something. Here’s what you should be prepared with for the first year of your baby’s life: An accurate and...

October 14, 2014 Read Blog

Finicky Feedings

If you've been following my blogs you'll know that when it comes to eating it's never been any easy feat for my girls. I love that they're now at the stage where if they're hungry I can just give them a bit of whatever I'm eating. No need to slowly introduce purees anymore, no need to mash up food for them, easy right? Well yes and no. Yes, they have plenty of teeth and can eat pretty much anything, but that's only if they choose to eat...

October 14, 2014 Read Blog

baby magoo

Dry your little one off with a little baby magoo luxury! baby magoo’s hooded towels have been keeping babies and kids dry and cozy for over 9 years. Luxurious chenille fabrics and whimsical designs make baby magoo’s products a staple in every nursery or child’s room. Shop from a selection of hooded towels (available in infant and child sizes), blankets, personalized blankets, wall art, and stuffed creatures. Proudly designed and created in...

October 10, 2014 Read Blog

Tips to Handle Sibling Squabbles

As difficult as it is as a parent to listen to your kids squabble, it is a necessary learning tool. When kids interact with parents and other adults, they learn about authority and respect. When they interact with their siblings they are honing skills that will help them resolve conflicts, deal with differing opinions, compromise and negotiate as well as learning how to empathize. This stage will pass and they will eventually become better...

October 9, 2014 Read Blog

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