The Daycare Transition

Ten months ago I took my 3 month old daughter to daycare for the first time.  I was nervous and unsure if I was making the right parenting decision, one of my first major parenting decisions.  The night before I dropped her off, I cried and whaled to my husband that she would not remember me and I wasn’t sure if strangers should be raising my child.  It was hard, very hard, but luckily I fell in love with her teachers and so did she....more

Road Trips With A Baby

This summer has been extremely busy filled with family reunions, birthday parties, beach trips, camping and time with the grandparents; for the past 5 weekends, we have been taking road trips with our daughter.  The more you do it, the easier it will be, as long as you are prepared.  Here are a few tips to make your road trip less stressful:...more

Our 13 Month Old Went To A Concert

This past weekend we took our 13 month old to her first concert and she loved it! We went to Nationals Stadium for Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down” Tour and our daughter danced until 10pm!...more

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

In yesterday’s blog post, I mentioned that I made two flatbreads last week.  As promised, here is the recipe for the second flatbread, BBQ Chicken Flatbread.Ingredients:  Lavash Bread, BBQ Sauce, Onions, Chicken, Shredded Cheese....more

Shrimp Flatbread

The last time we were at a restaurant, I ordered a flatbread and thought to myself, I could make this. While grocery shopping last week I discovered Lavash Bread (pic is below) and at that point my love affair with flatbread became more intense.  Lavash Bread is the perfect base for making flatbread....more

It's Okay. I Wore Pearls Today.

I woke up late and rushed to get ready but remembered to wear my pearls today.   Credit Image: Lili Vieira de Carvalho on Flickr As I was leaving the house, Baby Girl spit up all over my shirt; it’s okay, I wore pearls today....more
Haha love this! I too feel like I am sweating by 9am! It's hard work getting everyone out the ...more

8 True Things About the First Year of Motherhood

Recently, I have seen a few articles about post-delivery that people may find surprising. The articles tend to list scary things such as wearing big pads after birth and bleeding for an eternity. All of these things are true, but I have found that the year after birth brings its own bag of surprises. Don’t be surprised when you wake up every day and your body hurts. Pre-baby I felt no pain, and now something hurts every day. No joke, the Icy Hot is my best friend. ...more
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I’m Now the Electronic Parent

We were at dinner this past week and ended up being there for almost 90 minutes, which is a long time for Baby Girl to sit.  She did very well in the beginning. She ate food from all our courses, read a book and played with her Hippo....more

1-Year-Old’s Feng-Shui Guide For Your Home

No one told me that having a child would push my OCD organizational limits.  A child, or at least my child, has her own ideas and knows where things really belong in the house.The following is the Feng-Shui Guide according to my 1-year-old:...more
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Baked Apples for Baby

I try to keep the refrigerator stocked with healthy options for Baby Girl, since it is way too easy to give her toast or pasta every night for dinner. One of her favorites and the easiest for me is baked apples....more