I’m actually updating on the proper day for once! Woohoo! I’m 11 weeks today. Of course, I also had my 12 week appointment/scan this morning, and I’m glad to say that all is well. Here’s the pertinent information. The twelve week scan is also known as the “dating scan.” It’s when they get the truest representation of the...

I’m 10 weeks pregnant. Not much has changed since last week. According to what I’m reading, my uterus is the size of a grapefruit now ,and the baby is about 1 3/4 inches from crown to rump. She’s the size of a kumquat, apparently. Of course, you’d never know that if you looked at my belly, which is still slightly bloaty and gross. Actually,...

Today is the big day. We have Pip’s speech assessment with the county. This will determine his educational future. If they think it is necessary, he will be seeing a speech therapist to work on bringing him in line with his peers. His hearing issues have unfortunately meant that he is struggling with elocution, and because he still has a hearing deficit, he...

Well I’m nine weeks pregnant this week. And things are getting interesting. I know it sounds crazy (and it probably IS), but I swear that I can feel something moving within. It is far too early for me to be feeling it, yet… I know what a baby feels like, and I am  having the exact sensations of movement. Probably it is a shifting of internal organs or...

When I breathe in, the air is crisp and clean and fragrant. I breathe out and let go all of the worries and fears and struggles that I have been keeping deep inside. I open my eyes, and I focus on what I see before me, and I feel the tiny flutters of true joy, and the corners of my mouth lift in a smile as I take it all in. Its Friday, and we have thrown together...

I wish I was one of those mamas who could see the magic in everything… delighting in the very basics of colors, shapes, music and laughter. I see my sons running and playing – I feel a deep sense of satisfaction in their obvious elation, and it moves me to tears of joy… but often, I get so caught up in the overwhelming responsibility of being a...

I’ll be honest. There’s a lot of things that I conveniently forget after having a baby. The constant nausea, the pulling over on the side of the road to be sick, the lower abdominal pain that makes it impossible to ever be comfortable… I put it out of my mind because once that new little baby is in my arms, every uncomfortable part of the last forty...

You’ve heard the buzzwords: Crunchy! Granola! Hippy! Attachment Parenting! We’ve all seen the Time Magazine cover of the mom breastfeeding the world’s tallest three year old. And we all have our own opinions about it. Jamie Lynne Grumet asks “Are you Mom Enough?” Maria Kang asks “What’s Your Excuse?” The insinuations...

It’s been a rough winter for some, and so we’re thinking SPRING now. And why not think big by giving away a Google Nexus 7 32GB tablet (ARV: $269) to one lucky winner?! I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you a chance to do just that! So join in, and you could be the proud owner of this awesome tablet! This giveaway is brought to...

After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest… Coming from a family of five children, and all of my siblings have children by age 21, I was under...

Someone needs to call social services. I am being abused. My rotten mother needs a good kick in the knee for the way she’s been treating me lately. Lemme tell ya… that lady has no sense of humor. It all started early this morning when I very kindly let her sleep in until 5:45 AM. She looked so pretty as she laid there, hair splayed out on her pillow, drool...

So on Wednesday, we finally got in to see our OB/GYN, the inimitable Dr KJ, my very favorite person on the planet when it comes to having babies. And even though she missed my actual birth (through no fault of her own), she is still an awesomely awesome doctor. I was hoping against hope that even though it was still early, she would do an ultrasound so I could know...

So much has been written in SO many places about how best to use Facebook when it comes to promotion of your blog. I’ve seen on countless pages people upset because their reach is so small. People with thousands of “likes” are seeing their posts go out to a very small percentage of their fans, and as such they are missing out on SO much interaction. I’ve...

I was asked to review this book as part of my participation with the Off the Shelf Bloggers group. I received a free digital copy for the purposes of my review. From the Description: Angry Birds and Killer Bees is a book that can help you turn “The Talk” into an ongoing conversation that counters the myriad sources of bad information children are exposed to...

One of the best parts of being pregnant is the anticipation that comes with planning the life of your future child. You can’t help but wonder what they will be like. Will it be a girl or a boy? What if it’s twins? Or triplets? Oh, mercy me, what if there’re more? At only seven weeks and two days pregnant, it is all too easy for me to see the future...

Ever since we found out we are expecting another baby, I can’t help feeling wistful about our time with just two growing shorter. I remember not taking full advantage of our one on one time with Pip before Cheerio came along and how different it felt when three became four. Now it feels as though we’ve had hardly any time with just the four of us, and...

Good morning! I hope you’re still feeling lucky because we’ve joined in with yet ANOTHER awesome St Paddy’s day giveaway! This time, we are giving away a $100 gift card! You’ve got to be in it to win it, so take a look and try your hand. Will you have the Luck o’the Irish?? Welcome to the St. Paddy’s Day $100 Gift Card Giveaway! Organized...

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