Tagged with Parenting

birth and new life

birth and new life

As a couple of our close friends anticipate the arrival of their son, I have been thinking a ton about pregnancy, birth, and the new life that is about to come into this world. Folks, baby fever is in full swing over here, and that baby isn’t even born yet. I get teary thinking about … Continue reading

why we cloth diaper

why we cloth diaper

Initially, we didn’t have any real interest in using cloth diapers for Baby J. Let me rephrase that, Mr. Wonderful didn’t have any real interest in cloth diapering Baby J. He was so opposed to it. To be honest, I can’t blame him. Washing poop??? REUSING diapers? Really?! It sounds horrible, right? Well, it was … Continue reading

11 months

11 months

Again, I am amazed that yet another month has flown by. Time has seemed to move way too quickly this past year. In just one short month, Baby J will be one year old. It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I was waiting to go into labor, certain that Baby J would be … Continue reading

mother’s day

mother’s day

I had a lovely Mother’s Day this year. It was my first and it was simple and filled with family, relaxing, and food. This being my first Mother’s Day, was extra special. I didn’t get any fancy gifts, or an abundance of flowers. It was special because this Mother’s Day, I not only HAD my … Continue reading

tragedy and fear

Does anyone else avoid the news for fear that something else has happened in the world? Every time I turn on the news (in spite of the bias of the news channels), I get very sad and very scared. I am saddened by the loss of innocent lives, by the wars, by the fact that … Continue reading

being a mommy

being a mommy

Does anyone else ever feel like being a mommy is all-consuming??? I’m pretty sure it’s that way whether you work full-time, part-time, or are a stay-at-home momma. I really do think it’s part of the take-home packet when you leave the hospital. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a NEW mommy with ONE baby, … Continue reading