Archive for March 2012

Spring Cleaning: Home Office and Paperwork for Week 4 of the Simple Mom Challenge

This room has been a rotating mess since we moved into our new house last June. First it held all of our baby shower gifts, then all of the hand-me-down baby clothes from my sister, then it became my home office, then the keeper of all things paper! For months after Mr. C was born... Read more »

What Makes a Good Mom?

What Makes a Good Mom?
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how stay at home moms and working moms feel about motherhood and its duties. There are moms who choose to stay home, and moms who have to go back to work to survive. There are also moms who choose to go back to work because they want to,... Read more »

Storytelling Mothers: We Are Not Alone!

Storytelling Mothers: We Are Not Alone!
I am finding there are many parents out there with a daily diary to share but few storytellers willing to vocalize their unique voices and pepper their posts with a great sense of humor. As you know, I am a big believer of spreading the love, and cannot help but share with you, dear reader,... Read more »
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The "Unmentionables": Week 3 of the Simple Mom Challenge

The "Unmentionables": Week 3 of the Simple Mom Challenge
Week 3 of the Simple Mom Challenge proved to be quite revealing as I tackled my “unmentionables” drawer. Rooting through the mess of cotton, lace, and spandex, I shook my head in frustration at the sight of my daughter’s 3-year-olds skivvies in the mix of my seemingly large bloomers. After a more in-depth examination of... Read more »

Breastfeeding a 4 year old?

Recently, a friend told me a story about being asked to vacate a room at her doctor’s office so a mother could breastfeed her four-year-old child. Another friend of mine likes to tell the story about a mom she met who only fed her child breast milk until the age of two.  We all hear... Read more »

I'm a 35-year-old Woman Who Misses Her Grandpa

I'm a 35-year-old Woman Who Misses Her Grandpa
Grandparents. Good for spoiling your children and the perfect babysitters. Nobody can do it like Grandma or Grandpa and I have to admit, I had a favorite. My Polish Grandpa, who passed away 12 years ago this past December, I think was a little sweet on me, too. I remember the last time I spoke... Read more »
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Spring Cleaning: A True Story Of Procrastination, Unfinished Projects And Acceptance

Spring Cleaning: A True Story Of Procrastination, Unfinished Projects And Acceptance
Last week, Elizabeth Rago tackled The Project Simplify Challenge posted on the Simple Mom website. Elizabeth created a functional, organized, kid-friendly toy closet for her kids. She inspired me to try the Project Simplify Week 2: Pantry and Fridge Challenge. After reading Elizabeth’s blog post, I decided to channel all of my inner Martha Stewart,... Read more »

Love and Hate: Making Baby Food at Home

Love and Hate: Making Baby Food at Home
For six weeks now, I’ve been making baby food at home for my 10 month old. I love it and I hate it all together. The process can be very overwhelming at times. It is also very rewarding. Here are my thoughts: Hate Preparing the food makes a huge mess in my kitchen. Depending on... Read more »

Pi Day: 3 Ways to Celebrate 3.14

Pi Day: 3 Ways to Celebrate 3.14
March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day! My middle son’s fascination with pi started in third grade. A quick springtime conversation at recess with one of his friends, and my son conceived his first own personal goal: to memorize the first 25 post-decimal digits of pi by the end of the school year. I’m really not... Read more »
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A Different Kind of March Madness

A Different Kind of March Madness
I have a little friend who likes to wake me up really early in the morning. Two-month-old Gertrude is the epitome of newborn baby beauty and a master of waking every 3 hours during the night. I recall the third month of sleep deprivation from my other two children to be a bit maddening; like... Read more »