So, for the 2nd time, our daughter Olivia caught a horrible cold for the holidays. Last year she was sick the day after Christmas, this year we started the New Year off pretty crummy. 2 days prior she sounded slightly nasally, but while sitting down for breakfast New Years Day, everything changed and our cozy […]
So, we are finally at a point in my daughter’s life where, at a little over 2 years old, she is very close to being ready to tackle potty training. I kinda cant believe we are at this point. I’ve been missing the days of having a little tiny peanut, dependent on everything. Don’t get […]
Our daughter is turning 2 on the 15th, so we’ve been trying to figure out all the makings of a great party for her, and us, that isn’t too overwhelming. At 2, what will she really remember long term? Probably not too much. I come from a large family, so while we don’t invite everyone […]
Our little Bean ate her first inappropriate item. A coin. I got a call on the way home from work on Friday the 30th from my mom. “Patti …..where are you?” “On the turnpike, almost home. (I could hear the worry in my moms voice) Why what’s wrong?” “….Bean (Liv’s nickname) just told me she […]
So I had my daughter in for her 21 month check up the other day. The waiting room was packed, which doesn’t happen often. Some older kids with their parents as well as 2 babies younger than Olivia (aka Livy, Liv, Livy beans or the beaner). Most people were understanding of the wait, but some […]
I’ve found myself trying several different sunblocks for my daughter between her first sumer last year and this one so far. Aside from being outside almost daily when the weather is good, we are going away for a week to Lake George, NY. Having access to the lake directly assures that we’ll be spending every […]
Since my last (and first ever) Mommy piece, we’ve had some interesting days, with some interesting things I could write about. The one that I always come back to and question from time to time is how come people have no filter when it comes to asking you if you are having or want to […]
In the beginning for me, naps were completely a time to just sit and recharge my batteries. Adjust to motherhood. Get the dog out for his bathroom break, have lunch, pay bills, take a shower. Now, at a year and a half old and depending on the day, my daughter has decided naps are for babies. Who needs ‘em? Not this kid.
Congratulations to Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson on the birth of their first child! According to her website, Jessica gave birth to a 9lb 13 oz bouncing baby girl today, and named her Maxwell Drew Johnson. Maxwell is by no means an unconventional name, but not nearly as common for girls as boys and that got us about the names celebrities impose on their offspring prompting a countdown of the ten strangest celebrity baby names out there.