When I was preparing for my second child, I already knew breastfeeding was going to be a daunting task because my toddler is not yet at a stage of independent play. At 22 months old, his favorite toy is me. In my hair, crawling on my back, feet in my face...All. About. Mommy. All. The. … Continue reading Breastfeeding Box Ideas: Nursing a newborn while caring for a clingy toddler.
The camera phone revolution has practically driven serious photographers out of business (including my former employer). Everyone with a phone is now a "professional". Ok, ok...that's just the bitter, starving artist in me talking. You wouldn't be here reading this right now if you didn't want to take better pictures, right? One thing many phonetographers … Continue reading DIY Portrait Photography: 5 Tips to Help You Take Better Pictures of Your Children Right Now!
I had been thinking about going to graduate school for a long time, but never actually DID it. Then I found out I was pregnant again in January, and immediately applied to every online graduate counseling program in Texas....which turned out to be two. But ONE of those two let me start in the spring! … Continue reading Can I go back to school with small children? Of course you can!
Who doesn't love the feel and look of baby soft skin? Unfortunately, most new parents are in for a surprise when they notice their baby's skin seems to be peeling off. You will probably start to notice dry skin issues and cradle cap soon after their first bath. Both of my sons were blessed with … Continue reading How to prevent and treat newborn dry skin issues.
I wanted to make sure I was prepared for everything with my first child, so I headed to Pinterest and printed out checklists of all of the things I "needed" for the new baby. I had a checklist for the hospital bag, a checklist for the nursery, a checklist for how many clothes I needed, … Continue reading A Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Preparing for a New Baby.
When I found out I was pregnant again the month after my first son turned one year old, I was in a mixed state of shock and panic. I was not planning on having another child...or at least not so soon. I immediately lost myself in the countless blogs and articles dedicated to the subject, … Continue reading Two under two…how terrible is it?
Life always throws us for a loop when we least expect it, and this time I am expecting...again. Just as I had my life in order, bills whipped into shape, and a toddler I could ALMOST handle without pulling my hair out, that little blue line showed up on the strip in February. I am … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected…again: Baby No. 2
I wasn't planning on having a baby just yet. When I found out the news in March 2016, I cried. Not happy, "touched by an angel" cry. Ugly, "why me?" cry. It wasn't the way I imagined it. I wasn't prepared. I wasn't married. I wasn't even speaking to the father at the time. I … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected: I’m a Mom?