The Emotional Side of Sleep Training

This is a good idea right? Tell me we’re making the right decision for her? YOU GUYS, day 3 of sleep training is tough… and not why you might think! Tonight Stella put herself down in 2 minutes, all by herself! Sammy put her into bed, wide awake and in 120 seconds, less time than it takes for me to steep a cup a tea, this kid was sawing logs with ZERO protest! She snuggled into her crib, found her cozy spot and drifted off to la la land ALL. BY. HERSELF.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of this little stinker, 6 months and already […]

Change Table Organization {motherhood}

Have it be a standard swap or a disastrous blow-out it’s fairly safe to say that with a little organization you can concur even the worst of diaper changes with some change table organization. A setup that once worked for us in the past has once again made the worst of diaper changes a total one-parent, one-handed victory. Other than having to change a dirty diaper it all sounds heavenly, am I right?! Instead of buying an actual change table I opt’d for a dual purpose piece of furniture; a vintage desk with lovely pull handles. I’ll be honest, a change table was not the thought process when I bought […]

Kicking off the New Year… with ZERO sleep!

Guess what’s totally a real thing? 4 month sleep regression!  Guess what isn’t funny and A LIVING HELL? You guessed it Christmas Fruitcake and 4 month sleep regression! So funny story, the last 4 nights I’ve slept zero consecutive hours. That’s right, you heard me, I have yet to get in a solid hour of sleep this entire year… 4 month sleep regression, it’s a cruel thing. I mean it’s not like I saw it coming and had mentally prepared, NOPE! I just found out about this hogwash yesterday. Literally yesterday morning during an online thumb-stomping pity party when I mentioned how Stella was partying her nights away with me as […]

MOTHERHOOD: Things I couldn’t live without

I always try my best to make sure me and my family are prepared for everything, I preplan including hypothetical scenarios to ensure we’re ready for everything; but let’s get real you can never truly be ready to bring home a newborn. The things you think you need, you don’t, and the things that you actually grab for at a time in need (like a screaming inconsolable baby) you may never actually find in the aisles at Babies r’ Us. The past 2.5 months have been wonderfully exhausting, doing this baby-thing again after 5 years is rough. Not only do you forget about all the crying and […]

Don’t judge me, it’s not what I’m here for

PLAY; to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. I posted a picture on Instagram last week of Sofia playing with makeup and guess what people, I got judged hard, was tagged as a “bad mom” and even lost some readers. I know as a blogger I open myself up to boat-loads of criticism, sharing my life online, I’ll be the first to admit blogging is not for everyone and sometimes that includes me. 5 years is not enough time for me to grow thick skin apparently I was told last week that I made a very bad judgment call as a […]

PREGNANCY: New Baby Must Have’s

  Depending on what kind of person you’re, this list could be short and sweet or it can be roll-out onto the floor long, for it’s somewhere in the middle. I like to be prepared and ready for all that could come by way, I’d rather be overly stocked on all thing newborn baby than get stuck without in a moment in need. How I justify it is if I don’t need it a friend will. So without further ado, here is what I consider New Baby Must Have Items: 1// You plan on going out with baby don’t you? This Window Shade by Munchkin has got to be in your vehicle at […]

FEATURE: Big Sister Bag

Whenever I think about Sofia first meeting her sister I get all sappy. These days especially, I can cry in a split-second when I think of the first times she sets eyes on her baby sister and all the emotions come flowing. It’s this very moment that had me think about just how important it is that it be documented, and not just from MY view.  I got the idea of a Big Sister Bag from another mama-blogger, Kelly from Gav + Ro, she put together the sweetest little backpack filled with fun items her son would be able to use (and snack on) at the hospital […]

FEATURE: Dressed To Deliver +Giveaway

Packing a hospital bag technically is easy. TECHNICALLY. You could easily just throw some overnight necessities for you, baby and baby daddy in a bag and call it a day. However planning and packing the perfect hospital bag can take some time, thought and worthy efforts. I won’t tap too much into this now as I plan to later this week with a Hospital Bag Must-Have’s list… however today I can’t help but wanna share the brilliance of a company that helps you deliver a baby in style.  DRESSED TO DELIVER Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // YouTube Dressed to Deliver is a company that makes d-day as […]

Don’t Call Me Mom!

I get it, I’m pregnant and holding onto the hands of a toddler, but seriously, the only people who have the right to call me mom, are my children. Mom, mama, mommy, mother; all these titles I carry proudly, but they’re not names just anybody can call me, including middle-aged men whom I’ve never met in my life.  And so the story goes… As I am sure some of you caught wind of my mini meltdown I had last week (30% legit and 70% hormone-induced) when a perfect stranger hollered out his truck window at me in a mall parking lot asking where the closest toy store was. This was not where I […]

Mama Guilt; The Struggle Is Real

Well that didn’t take long, our second baby isn’t even born yet (not even half way through the pregnancy) and the guilt of favoritism on our first born has already sunk in.  My first pregnancy I threw myself into the world of motherhood with zero hesitation. My days were filled with reading inspirational stories about motherhood on Baby Center, educating myself on baby sign language, testing my skills on diciphering baby cries because DAMN-IT I was going to be a natural. I wasn’t naive, I knew big changes were coming and I was going to do everything in my power to make sure I would be prepared. Visions of a Carol Brady patience level, […]