Can I just rant for a second? Am I allowed? It wasn’t until I had my second child 4 months ago that I realized just how hard it is when your baby has issues/refuses to breastfeed. With my first child, I breastfed her for quite a while with no issues however, this baby… it’s been a constant struggle and the colic didn’t help it. She’s now exclusively formula-fed after many trials and failures (yes, I tried everything and I’m now not able to…) and now, being on the other end of the feeding spectrum, I realize all the judgment and guilt out there. When I see people posting #breastisbest and whatever else they post… I can’t help but feel a little urked and annoyed by it.. as silly as it sounds and it’s only because, I wish that I could still breastfeed. It wasn’t until I couldn’t breastfeed that I realized how hard others have it when they can’t as well. I never really thought about it because it wasn’t ever something I had an issue with. I guess the point is… I’m sorry if I ever judged anyone for not breastfeeding, because I too, at one point would be THAT mom… who would try to convince you that you should try harder when you said you couldn’t.. and for that, I apologize.
It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is creeping up. I have never been a fan, but my son is just starting to understand a little about it and he’s obsessed with pumpkins so I thought it would be a good year to get my feet wet with some easy Halloween Décor. Baby steps. Maybe next year I’ll tackle something a little more complicated, but for now I start with easy peasy.
Have the kids give you a hand with a project that’s so fun, it’s scary!
With Halloween around the corner, it’s a great time for kids to revisit spooky, monster-filled chills and thrills. Audiobooks.com has offered their top five kids’ Halloween reads below:
Today’s post is one that the kids will sure love… Patriotic Pops!
October 16 is World Food Day, which is not a day devoted to exploring a rainbow of culinary delicacies from around the globe. Rather it’s a day to reflect on a serious issue: worldwide hunger. There is more than enough food in the world so that no one ever needs to go hungry; yet 1/3 of the food produced every year is lost or wasted.
My life has been forever changed. I just discovered how to use the emoji keyboard on a mac. I am a total emoji over-user. I say what I want to say half the time by using little hearts, smiley faces or food emojis. Now, I can do it when I’m not mobile. 😀🙌🌺❤️
Now that I am a mother of two adorable little girls, I often think about the memories I have from my childhood. I had an older sister and grew up in sunny California. Life was good and I always try to remember the traditions and things that I was excited about as a child.