It Goes By So Fast

pair of baby girl shoesA few days ago, I went over to my friends’ house to meet their new baby boy. Since having my own babies, I can really appreciate how lucky I am to have a chance to visit during the first few weeks of a baby’s life. I feel so lucky whenever friends or family let me in on this intimidate time. The new mama is often hurting in delicate areas and the new dad is often overwhelmed. I can appreciate just how much effort it is to put a happy expression on your face when you are really a weepy ball of hormones that is also leaking milk. You know that you are really in the category of ‘close friends’ when new parents ask you to come over and spend a few hours with them and their new little one.

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The Baby Stage Goes By So Fast

pair of baby girl shoesA few days ago, I went over to my friends’ house to meet their new baby boy. Since having my own babies, I can really appreciate how lucky I am to have a chance to visit during the first few weeks of a baby’s life. I feel so lucky whenever friends or family let me in on this intimidate time.

The new mama is often hurting in delicate areas and the new dad is often overwhelmed. I can appreciate just how much effort it is to put a happy expression on your face when you are really a weepy ball of hormones that is also leaking milk. You know that you are really in the category of ‘close friends’ when new parents ask you to come over and spend a few hours with them and their new little one.

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8 Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Toddler Years

8 Tips And Tricks for Surviving the Toddler YearsWhen my son was a baby, I had a lot of reservations about my future as the mother of a toddler.

I don’t have a lot of patience. I like my house to be fairly clean and organized. I like quiet. I don’t like early mornings.

I used to think of the toddler years like I view my yearly pap smear. Get it over with and move on. But now that my own agent of chaos is in the midst of this stage, I actually find myself enjoying it. Continue reading “8 Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Toddler Years”