Archive for October 2014

Childbirth Mulligan...the perfect do over

Childbirth Mulligan...the perfect do over
The day my son was born was a good day. A great day because he finally arrived. But it was far from perfect. My son was almost 6 weeks early. I suffered from Preeclampsia. My epidural failed. I had a terrible labor. And he was taken away from me the moment he arrived and rushed... Read more »

10 Halloween Videos for Toddlers

10 Halloween Videos for Toddlers
As the Halloween season progresses, I have been trying to find educational and non-frightening Halloween videos for toddlers. My 2 year old son is in love with Halloween. He doesn’t quite grasp the whole costume thing yet. However, he love, loves the decorations! He is so into pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and spiders. I searched and... Read more »

This mom shaming crap needs to stop

This mom shaming crap needs to stop
I’m not quiet when it comes to the mommy wars. I find moms judging other moms pretty much bullshit. Not a single one of us was handed a playbook in the hospital that mapped out the perfect child or the perfect road to parenting. We are all doing the best that we can. Being a... Read more »
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When did Jack O' Lanterns become so jacked up?

When did Jack O' Lanterns become so jacked up?
Halloween is my favorite holiday. October is my favorite month. I just love fall. My love for Halloween started when I was a child. My mom always decorated our house and yard. A cut out cardboard Frankenstein was a staple on our front door with his posable arms and legs. Every window had a witch,... Read more »

Renee Zellweger, what did you do?

Renee Zellweger, what did you do?
Have you seen the pictures floating around the Internet of Renee Zellweger or what used to be Renee Zellweger? What in the blue hell, plastic surgery, botox, gone wrong, did she do? I mean seriously. I think the old Renee was pretty damn hot. In a cute hot sort of way. Now she went all... Read more »

Why sleeping with a toddler is like going to bed with a human spin the bottle

Why sleeping with a toddler is like going to bed with a human spin the bottle
We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t miss parts of our old life. You know, back then. In B.C time. Before. Children. I miss the silence. I miss sitting in my pajamas all day and night on the weekends, just vegging out and watching bad television. I miss being able to leave the house when... Read more »
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I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Through the efforts of Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com, October 15th has been declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A day where all grieving parents could come together and reflect on their loss and honor their babies. The... Read more »

Parenting Fail #545: I lost my toddler at a pumpkin patch

Parenting Fail #545: I lost my toddler at a pumpkin patch
I did something no parent ever wants to admit to. I took my eyes off of my son for a minute. And he was gone. Like the wind. There we were at the what seemed to be the busiest pumpkin patch in the entire universe…or at least Chicago. He was running free in the child... Read more »

The Bucket List Baby is Born

The Bucket List Baby is Born
By now most of the world knows who baby Shane is. Maybe you heard about him as the “Bucket List Baby”. Or maybe this is the first you are hearing about him. Regardless of your first time or hundredth time, this child and family will touch your heart. Jenna and Dan Haley, like all first... Read more »
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My Favorite Name Is Mom

My Favorite Name Is Mom
I’ve been called many names in life. Some of them good, some of them not so good. There is my given, birth name. There are the nicknames that were given to me by friends and family. There are bad names given to me by people that don’t like me. There are names I give myself.... Read more »