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.
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!
Love that song. Love VIPKID. Love teaching online. Really, it is an AMAZING job. VIPKID helped save me during one of the most financially difficult times in my life, but now, after two wonderful years, it is time to say goodbye. With the arrival of my new son, it is just not feasible at this … Continue reading Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end: Goodbye for now, VIPKID.
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