To Pee or Not to Pee

Going out with a potty trained preschooler is like playing beat the clock.  You have to time when they last went to the potty to however long that it takes for your preschooler to scream "Go Potty!"  I don't know about you, but I have to time when The Don last go to the potty, which is usually before we leave the house, to what ever place we have to go.  The Don usually has a full bladder around the two in a half to three hour mark.  I guess that not too bad if you're out running a quick errand.  But if I plan to be out of more than two to three hours, I need a bath...more

8 Things New Grandparents Should Know About being a Grandparent

Just the other day, I was at the Rite Aid buying some emery boards for Bambino fingernails when the store clerk noticed his onesie.  It read, "If mommy says no, ask grandma."  The store clerk said, "I know that's right.  I need to get that from my grandchild."  ...more

Mourning the old me

 I mourned for her again today.I’m sad that she’s gone away. I’m looking at my reflection in the mirror. Missing the woman I once was, knowing in my heart I can never revive her again. I can’t see any trace of her. I can’t remember what she used to be. All I see is the resurrected me....more

Just Like It Was Yesterday!

On November 7, 2013, I went into labor with Bambino.  It was about 3.30a when the first real contractions started.  I waited for an hour like the doctors suggested to see if the contractions are real by timing there frequency.  When the contractions started coming about two minutes apart, I knew this was the real deal and it was time for me to go to the hospital.  I woke up my husband and told him that I think it was time.  My contractions seem different the second time around because it didn't seem that painful than the first time.  It was about four fort...more

My One Birthday Wish

This past Saturday, I had only one wish for my birthday and that is a date with my husband.  In all honesty, I miss him.  I miss what we use to be before the kids.  When kids come along, if you're not careful, you can lose yourself in your children and forget about your relationship with your husband creating a distance between the two of you....more

Motherhood Sickens Me!

I never thought motherhood could be disheartening sometimes.  I never thought that motherhood can be so draining not only physically but mentally as well.  There are times that I feel guilty about the things I do as a mother like; yell at The Don when I tell him to stop whining or screaming or when Bambino was an infant, I screamed at him one  night to go to sleep.  I feel guilty sometimes when I lose my patience when The Don has a temper tantrum.  I would close the door and lock him in his room and walking away to cool down. Until I cool down....more

10 After-Baby Tips for Husbands Everywhere

When I become a first time mother, I felt stressed, tired, sleep deprived, and frustrated. I just felt overwhelmed while my husband was well-rested, energetic, and relaxed. Until one day, my frustration got to the point where I got upset when he wasn't helping out with the baby. I would tell him that he wouldn't come to help me when the baby cried constantly or come and offer to watch the baby because I needed a rest. My husband would tell me, "You didn't ask me," or "You need to let me know if you need a break." ...more
TerriLynnMerritts  Thank you for commenting.  I agree, the mother and father need to learn ...more

Don't Let Anyone Touch My Kid!

What would you do when a caretaker, whether it's a grandparent or sitter do something that you don't agree with or makes you uncomfortable in regards to your child?  That's right, you say something!  Well, I had one of those moments with my mother in law.  My mother in law is a sweet woman.  She sees the good in everyone and everything.  She would talk to anyone and would have a conversation for hours and to her it's like she made a new best friend.  I like that she is a free spirited person grew up in the hippie era, everyone was wild and free and everybo...more

Year Three is Scaring the S@$! out of me!

Man, I thought year two with The Don was bad; year three is scaring the shit out of me!  Year two with The Don was the year of the No’s and the temper tantrums but he wasn't physically capable to out run me.  In year three however, he's running abilities are quiet impeccable.  So impeccable that in one blink of an eye he can disappear like that.  This is what is scaring the shit out of me.  It's not the defiance, or the talking back, or the frustrating temper tantrums; it's the disappearing act, it's the bold beyond belief act, it's the noti...more

The Importance of Personal Space

When I brought Bambino home from the hospital, The Don was curious about his new baby brother.  The one thing that he was the most curious of is when I breastfed him.  The Don would come over to the couch and would watch Bambino suck on my nipple.  Then The Don would lean closer and put his head on the nursing pillow, then he started to get too close as if he wanted to suck my nipple.  I told him to give me space when I'm nursing.  Almost every time I would nurse Bambino, The Don comes over and I would tell him, "When mama is nursing, what does she need?"  ...more