what we can learn from #aprilthegiraffe

I tuned into the live feed of April, the expecting giraffe, out of curiosity over a week ago. It really worked as a distraction from writing in here, plus I kept reading "breaking news" about it. I searched through the Facebook and once the stream was set-up, found myself somehow calmed by April's presence. She's just… Continue reading what we can learn from #aprilthegiraffe

putting the fast in breakfast

This past week my 2-year-old, L, has decided eating is an option she doesn't want to do it anymore. This is not written in my usual dramatic hyperbole. The girl doesn't eat from about 4 pm each night until 7 am the next morning. She's making husband's recent daily 14-hour fasting goal look easy. I… Continue reading putting the fast in breakfast

never enough

"Chronically Sleep-Deprived" is a label all parents claim. Especially parents of young kids. Especially mothers who breastfeed and co-sleep. When my husband is out of town, my mornings are exercises of me battling a need to "sit" and wake up all while changing diapers, outfits, making breakfasts, breaking up fights between the two older kids. I… Continue reading never enough

my valentine day vbac birth story

In celebration of my daughter's second birthday, I am sharing her birth story. Birth stories are among my favorite blog posts to read, as each birth is unique. I plan to share my other two kid's birth stories near their birthdays this year as well. Two years ago, I found myself on my back with… Continue reading my valentine day vbac birth story

pink exploding

We celebrated L's second birthday yesterday. L is the only female of her cousins here on Long Island, she's the one girl among six boy cousins. Because of this, she is automatically gifted all the frilly, girly, pinky stuff* my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law can find. Which is understandable and all, but I still scrunch my nose… Continue reading pink exploding