Reflections of Motherhood

Someone recently shared this YouTube video and it really touched me, so I wanted to share it with you all in case you haven't seen it yet. It's a compilation of real Moms and what they would tell themselves before they became a Mom for the first time. My favorites are "You'll miss your Mom" and "Meet Moms." My connection with my Mom grew after I had Jackson and I also discovered a new … [Read more...]

A different kind of birthday shots…


My little Porkchop had her 2 month shots on Tuesday morning. Birthday shots as an infant are way less fun than birthday shots as an adult.  It was harder than I remembered with Jackson and I *might* have almost cried. For the baby who never complains, seeing her frown-turned-scream broke my heart. Vaccinations are a must in my eyes though so it had to happen. Better some tears now than a … [Read more...]

MTV Cribs: Sidney Style


I joke about the MTV cribs thing. If she was on MTV cribs she would have a six car garage filled with Bentleys and would open her nursery door in a bikini and 5 inch heels. Instead, she's wearing a onesie and socks, sleeping in her seat next to me while I sit at the kitchen island. Here's the tour of her "crib;" finally finished after living here for almost 3 months! I'll list details of … [Read more...]

Letters to my Daughter: Two Months


Dear Sidney, I can’t believe you’ve been with us for two months now! It seems like it was yesterday you were born while at the same time it feels like you’ve been with us forever. You’re a perfect baby who loves to sleep, eats well and doesn’t complain about anything. Some of your favorite things are smiling at Daddy’s songs and at your big brother. The bond between you and your brother … [Read more...]

Triple Action Purex Review


One of my favorite features of our new home is the laundry room. In our townhouse, our “laundry room” was a stackable unit, tucked in a closet behind the door to Jackson’s bedroom. It was not easy to get to and almost impossible to get out with a basket of laundry. The layout made me hate laundry for the five years we lived there- just ask my husband, he did 90% of the laundry! … [Read more...]

When Life Gets in the Way


Sorry I haven’t written much lately. This has been a tough month and we’re only 12 days in. Our best friend’s (and Godfather to Sidney) brain tumor hemorrhaged, my Mom’s cousin found out she had breast cancer (her Mom & sister died of the same cancer), Jackson & Sidney have been sick and to the pediatrician/hospital more times than I want to count and then there are the holidays. I keep … [Read more...]