This post was supposed to celebrate our weekend trip in Ontario to celebrate Canada Day, but we're home instead because I contracted a coxsackie virus, specifically hand, foot, and mouth disease from Baby. Doesn't "hand, foot, and mouth disease" just sound frightening? Terrifying? Yeah, it sucked a lot. Thursday was probably the second sickest / … Continue reading Moms Are Their Kid’s Own Thermometers
We all have dreams, right? Some want to win the lottery, some want to move to a tropical island, some want to become famous. Me? I have much more immediate and domestic dreams. (Sure, I'd love to publish a book one day, but right now I have smaller dreams.) There are some things I'm dreaming about … Continue reading Top “Wish List” Inventions All Parents Need Now
... Someone should tell the pharmaceutical companies, 'cause they've sure been fooling my kids! Grape-flavored liquid acetaminophen for Baby? Check. Cherry-flavored ibuprofen pill for Toddler? Check. Fruit punch-flavored fluoride-free toothpaste for Toddler? Check. When they need medicine, they are thrilled to take it because it tastes like a treat. And I cannot stop Toddler from swallowing … Continue reading Wait, Toothpaste and Medicine AREN’T Candy?!
The facts: two adults, two kids (including one still-teething 10mo) - all sick. I was thinking today that this could only be worse if all four of us were puking. As it is, all of us are dripping snot like it's the rainy season, our heads are hurting, our throats are sore and dry, and … Continue reading Sweet – Nope, Sick Memories Friday: We’ve Been Hit!
Some days I have pretty large goals of what I want to do with my daughter - teach her a color word and get it "down" by the end of the day, for example. Today, I just want to get through the day without having to wash puke off her crib sheets and buddy stuffed … Continue reading It’s the Little Things #sickbaby #babypuke
There's only one good thing to come out of my daughter having a cold: on account of not being able to breathe through her nose, her sucking thumb has had a rest. First time that digit hasn't been shriveled in months!