This whole trying so hard thing? Making homemade this and that every time, playing with you every second? Nah, I think I'm going to ease up a little bit for a little while. Why? I make homemade fruit/vegetable puree pouches for Baby. What has she done the last 4-5 times I've offered them? Pushed them … Continue reading Kids, I Give Up
I had an epiphany a few weeks ago, and it was bolstered a few minutes ago as I put away some clean kiddie cups (more in a moment). Baby's pediatrician recommended I try feeding her Cream of Wheat (I've been having trouble getting her enough milk and carbs) ... so I bought a box. What … Continue reading What We Overspend on For Kids
Inspired by Newton's Laws of Motion and Murphy's Law ... I bring you ... Murphy's of Parenting! As a scientist by training, I have, by careful observation and years of parental training, developed the following list: A child in motion will remain in motion (regardless of momentum-arresting attempts by parental figures). A just-cleaned item (toilet, … Continue reading Murphy’s Laws of Parenting
So with baby #2, we've been a bit more lax with clothes. As in, I kind of could care less if she's wearing a cute outfit, let alone a matching one. (In fact I've enjoyed, in a way, channeling my inner Mondo Guerra and putting Baby in print-on-print outfits.) We've actually - gasp - let her … Continue reading Do You HAVE To Wear Day Clothes, Baby?
So I'm on child #2, and I'm finally realizing that those new mommy books are mostly unhelpful. As in, take them with not a grain of salt but a whole container of salt. I've never had much of anything happen 100% as a book described, or even 75%. (Some books are really helpful medically, like … Continue reading New Moms: Forget the Advice, Close the Help Books
It's taken me 18 months to finally get to things on time with my daughter. So, does that mean it'll take me 3 years to get to things on time once we have a second kid?! I don't think my reputation can take that kind of damage....