The following post was written quite a while ago. 86 days ago to be exact. It will be the first of a series of posts that I will be sharing about my own journey through Postpartum Depression. PPD is real and can be difficult to recognize in yourself. The past few months have been a … Continue reading Facing the Darkness: The Start of my Journey through PPD
With 3 kids, 3 years of age and under, I am often told "I don't know how you do it." Or, "I don't know how you get anything done." Truthfully, sometimes I can't do it and a LOT of times, I really don't get anything done. My kids are always healthy and happy but my … Continue reading Facing the Dark Cloud: Recognizing the Signs of the Post-Baby Blues
This morning a mom in our community has made the local news for the photo she had taken sitting on Santa's lap at the mall while breastfeeding her baby. The look on Santa's face is priceless and the expression on the mother's face as she looks down at her baby boy radiates with love. It … Continue reading Breastfeeding on Santa’s Lap? I’m not ‘That Mom.’
Last night after working a 12 hour day that I drove an hour to and an hour home from, I was really excited to call Hubby and find out that Miss M had woken up and he was having trouble getting her back to sleep... not (entirely) because he was getting a taste of my … Continue reading Working Mama Meets Sick Baby: Trying to Keep All Balls in the Air during this Crazy Juggle
After a hectic Monday, I picked the babes up from daycare and assessed their moods and hunger levels as I put them in the car. They didn't seem overly tired or starving so I figured we would survive a trip to the grocery store. We needed groceries. I had just finished my 8th work day … Continue reading AA to X-Ray: How one Monday Night Turned from Hectic to Terrifying
As we finished dinner I realized that I had forgotten to go out and buy more baby wash AGAIN! We have been out of it for almost a week. I've been to the grocery store at least a million times, TarJay 3 times and the drug store once and every single time I forget to buy … Continue reading Online Toiletry Shopping: If It Makes Bath Time, Bed Time and Life Just a Tiny Bit Easier… I’ll Try It!
What a beautiful weekend! Warm days filled with sunshine and blue skies meant for lots of outdoor play! I spent a ridiculous amount of time raking up all of the leaves we had neglected to clean up in the fall while 11 month old Mr. C had his first ride in the baby swing and … Continue reading Summertime… and the Livin’ is Easy… (Because Dinner Messes can be Cleaned up with a Hose!)
Yesterday afternoon, Hubby called and said he was going to be leaving work early so we could have dinner together and asked what I thought about him making a reservation for the two of us and our two babes at our favourite Japanese Teppan Yaki restaurant. What did I think? Immediate reaction: Yay! Dinner together! The … Continue reading The Teppan Yaki Dining Experience: Two Adults, Two Babies, Too Many Chopsticks and a Japanese Restaurant!
I'm not sure when it happened but at some point it became not only acceptable but encouraged to decorate the outside of your home with massively huge, spectacular, inflatable holiday-themed characters. We've all seen them. The giant standing Santa, the enormous snowman, the Santa sitting in a sleigh filled with gifts and more recently the … Continue reading I Want an Inflatable Dora the Explorer Lawn Ornament for Christmas. Only an Inflatable Doraaa Will Do! (I get it now!)
To say that the past few days in the adventures of Miss 18 months old have been trying would be the understatement of the century. She has morphed from baby to toddler overnight. No google search will tell you what to do when the "terrible twos" have mistakenly arrived 6 months early. In the back … Continue reading B is for Boobie, C is for Cage, D is for “Don’t Stand on the Frickin’ Couch!”