I'm done breastfeeding. I will never again use my body to feed another human being (barring some sort of crazy Donner Party-esque event). That does make me a little sad, but I am so proud and grateful that I was able to feed both of my boys for as long as I could.
Over the course of the last few weeks, a couple of women I know announced their third pregnancies. Both of these women were pregnant with me, both times, so our kids are all about the same age. When they announced their forthcoming new babes, I expected to feel sad, jealous, or disappointed that I wasn't pregnant with them again.
If you Google or Pinterest search for "newborn must haves" or registry ideas/suggestions, you will find literally hundreds, if not thousands of things you "need" before you bring your baby home, and hundreds more things you "need" to get through the first year with your new babe. I'm gonna simplify all this for you right now and give you a very short list of the things you actually need for your baby.
Anyone else have a spouse/partner that just says no to everything? Even stuff you know they'd be happy about later, but they refuse to agree to it now. I don't know if he's just incapable of saying the word "yes" to me, because he can definitely say it to our kids. Maybe he just likes being a meanie and rejecting all of my brilliant ideas.
The start of the new year is usually when people decide to make drastic changes in their lives: quit eating a certain way, start eating a certain way, go to the gym everyday, read more, watch TV less, get outside, be active, be present, etc. All of these are GREAT things, but people tend to be overzealous, plan to do too much, then quit within a month because it's too hard.
I had intended to post this recipe last week, but with all of our sickness, I didn't get anything done that I had planned to do. That's what a stomach virus does to a family. It wrecks everything! So, here it is, a week late, but still delicious.
We all know that the holiday season can be very stressful and very expensive. I know some families that spend thousands of dollars just on their own 2-3 kids, then add to that their extended family and friends. That is outrageous to me. This year, I spent approximately $150 on both of our boys and that feels like too much.
I have lived in Spring, TX for the majority of my life (with a year in College Station and about 3 months in Huntsville). We don't get "snow" by the standard definition, and what we do get is rare. I can think of a handful (literally) of times when we had SE Texas' version of snow. This time? Oh, this was so amazingly different.
Ever since Connor fell and nearly bit through his lower lip, I always just assumed I'd be pretty cool in a crisis, since I handled that one pretty smoothly. I felt confident in my ability to take care of what needed doing, keeping everyone else calm and stable, and getting everything done quickly and safely. Turns out, I was *mostly* right.
Last month I saw several of my mom bloggers sharing that they had been accepted to be part of Chick-fil-A's panel of moms. As an avid Chick-fil-A addict, I was curious and intrigued so I set out to find out more about this program and to figure out how I can get in on the action!
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