Hello and welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus! I am so very excited to be writing my first blog post on my brand new blog! Yay! My name is Lesley and I am a mom blogger. That has an AAish ring to it, doesn't it? I'm keeping it because that is sort of fitting to … Continue reading Welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus!
This morning was a crazier morning than normal. I'm now 35 weeks pregnant with our third baby. All I want to do is eat, move around without struggling and sleep. It should have been an easier morning since I had a doctor's appointment so I got to sleep in a bit later but since 3 … Continue reading Motherhood: It’s Not Always Warm & Fuzzy Cuddles: This Mama had a “First” Today that She would like to Forget
"Mommy, what is that?" she said, pointing at one of my stretch marks. "It's called a stretch mark." I replied, unsure of how to explain this one to her. "A stret shark?" she asked.
Yesterday 3 year old Miss M spiked a high fever just after dinner. She had been battling a cold since playing soccer in the rain last weekend but the fever concerned me. The fact that she screamed in pain when I put the thermometer in her ear made me think it must be an ear … Continue reading Goodbye Rear-facing Toddler! Helloooo Backseat Driver!
Tonight I am writing this blog while lying on the far side of my bed so I am out of sight to my sweet little two-year old who is crying at the baby gate in her doorway. My heart is breaking but I am trying to stay strong. If I bring her into bed with … Continue reading One Less Crib in our Crib: Miss M’s Not-so-Smooth Transition to “Big Girl Bed”
Tonight after a ridiculously messy dinner, I ran upstairs to pour a bath for both babes. Bath time could not wait until just before bed tonight. It had to be now... before they touched anything. At 22 months old, Miss M absolutely loves exploring with food. She throws it, she squishes it in her fingers, … Continue reading Day 2 of Bedtime #2 …and other Mind-Blowing Mayhem
Often times when life gets overwhelming and you just don't think you can bear any more weight on your heavy shoulders, something will call out to you at precisely the right time to put it all into perspective. It can be a pat on the back, a song, comforting and encouraging words, a book or … Continue reading If You Give Baby All of You, You Will Have Nothing Left to Give: A Response (and Thank You) to “Mommy Somebody Needs You”
December 31, 2013. Hubby is at work. I am at home with the babies. We are having a small house party to ring in the new year. Our house is upside down and inside out. Yikes! We still have abandoned gift bags with tissue paper in them under our Christmas tree, toys everywhere, laundry everywhere, … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year…The Panic, the Poop, the Pee and the Cheer! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today was a big day. Today I woke up and decided that Miss 18 months was now old enough to use her magnetic alphabet for a more suitable purpose than just chewing on the letters. Her auntie bought her an amazing set of Melissa & Doug wooden alphabet magnets for Christmas last year. (I love … Continue reading Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen… Which Would be Fine if Any of Them Cooked!
I'm on a mission. We're closing in on the last week of Mr. 6 months being Mr. 6 months before I have to start calling him Mr. 7 months and still, he refuses to eat solid food. Being the big, amazing, blue-eyed, gorgeous, healthy boy that he is, our family doctor has given me the "go-ahead" … Continue reading To Eat or Not To Eat: That Is The Question! (to which this mama does not know the answer!)