The other day, my mind wandered (as it usually does). I started thinking about the reaction I would have if I again found myself with child... for the fifth time. This led me to create a list of signs....
Work to remember what they’ve told you about certain school friends, certain likes and dislikes and their ideas for the future. These important things will come up again. When we recall previous conversations, our kids know we are listening and care about them.
I'd love to say we found some kind of magical formula that helps him snap out of this, but we haven't. Occasionally we'll find that blowing one strong burst of air into his mouth helps, but it doesn't always. His pediatrician assures us he's totally healthy and will eventually outgrow this terrifying but harmless habit. But in the meantime, I wonder how I will set the same firm limits for him on a day to day basis as I have for my other two children? How do you parent well when you're terrified of your child getting angry?
But as any pregnant woman knows, life must go on. We must do the bare minimum to ensure chaos doesn't make its way into our homes. I don't want to feel like this; exhausted and sometimes lifeless in thought. I don't even have the energy to string together thoughts. There's really no amount of sleep either that can make me feel better. It's a different type of tired.
They way we react to our kiddos babbling is what encourages them to continue communicating. They learn very early on that their sounds mean something to us and are bolstered by our reactions.
When your water breaks, you know you need to giddy on up to the hospital. But when contractions are making you feel like you might die from the inside yet are still eight minutes apart, you call the hospital twice thinking maybe they'll take pity on you this time and tell you to come have your baby. Spoiler alert: they won't.
When you are a new mom, there seems to be no end to the advice that is thrown at you. "Sleep when the baby sleeps." "Get the baby on a schedule." "A pacifier will ruin their teeth." And Later...  As your child gets older,...
Colorado Springs Moms Blog was pleased to bring BLOOM:: A Celebration of Motherhood Event to the Colorado Springs area for the third year in a row! This year's event took place at The Colorado Springs School's beautiful campus on...
This April, my mom would have been 58. I can imagine her complaining about being another year older, but all the while, loving her time with her children and grandchildren. I had a wonderful mom. She had a difficult childhood, but...
We’re working really hard, but it’s easy to keep our family as our focus. My job isn’t overly demanding, and my husband is at home with our kids all but 12 hours per week. Our children aren’t involved in a bunch of extra-curricular activities because they’re one and four years old. Right now, my children love nothing more than spending time with me and my husband, and that’s pretty cool. It's also very fleeting.

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