Right when Tessa settled into a consistent nap schedule, Charlotte quit taking naps. It had been a long time coming. For over a year she would sometimes sleep in the afternoons and sometimes not, but I still went through the nap time routine of story and song, then shut the door to her room. I … More Mommy lesson #67: Mommies need quiet time too
Did you give up on me yet? I almost gave up on myself, at least as a blogger. I knew the adjustment from one kiddo to two would be big, but I didn’t know it would take so long! I guess it took nine months for baby to develop inside the womb, and it takes … More I’m Back!
Tessa is now eleven weeks old, and it’s funny, but our “new normal” doesn’t really look that different from the old one. I remember feeling so uncertain before she arrived about all the changes that were bound to happen. I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to meet her, but at the same time as a … More Mommy lesson #66: A New Normal – life with a newborn and a preschooler
I meant to post this update a few days ago, but ya know, life and stuff. Also my computer gave me the dreaded blue screen of death, so we decided it was time for a new one. This is my first post from the new computer…so far so good. 🙂 So anyway, when I last … More Mommy lesson #65: Potty training
You may have noticed that it’s been a while since I published a post. If you haven’t noticed that’s really ok, in fact it’s kind of a relief. But I’ve noticed. I thought it was because I just didn’t have much to say that was interesting or relevant. Then whenever I tried to formulate an … More Mommy lesson 64: Life never really gets any easier, and that’s ok
It has been a loooong week. C woke up lethargic and feverish last Friday morning, and was eventually diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease. still nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby girl The good news is she only felt bad for two days and then bounced back to her normal energetic self. The bad … More Mommy lesson #63: Housebound with a toddler is much like jail
Last Friday was our first MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) meeting of the year. This was my second year as co-coordinator and I must say that I expected this year to go much more smoothly, you know, since we now had a year of experience under our belt as a leadership team and all (last year … More Mommy lesson #62: Experience doesn’t always mean it gets easier, and other lessons learned in MOPS leadership