Spending the holidays pregnant is wonderful in the land of sweets, but when it comes to receiving gifts, most people gift for the baby-to-be instead of to the mom who is currently pregnant! If you want to be a great gift-giver to an expecting mom this holiday season, look no further. Continue reading
BRING ON THE FOOD.
It’s elastic waistband time, and I’m only dreaming about the food, I haven’t even started consuming it. I’m planning out our Thanksgiving menu, and I just realized how odd it will be to only cook for our family this year. We won’t have any family or random friends around our table this year. After moving almost a 26-hour drive away, family is choosing to come visit for Christmas instead both holidays this year. We are terribly sad, but still are planning quite the feast! This also means that the ratio of adults to children is 1:2.5. We are outnumbered with our five little ones. Lord knows that I am not about to slave away for two days to create the perfect table spread for an audience who will turn their noses up to it all! I am not going to spend an hour forcing my kids to eat and try things. Continue reading
“Fa-La-La-La-La… La-La-La-La” The holidays are HERE and so is your growing bump! Holiday cheer is spreading, decorations will be everywhere, and the “To-Do List” is lengthening by the moment. It is possible to keep your holiday spirits high while keeping your stress level low this year. Continue reading
Oh the tiny toddlers that dictate our every move – the little ones who are now speaking actual words and throwing tantrums beyond our wildest dreams; these not-so-tiny babies have a major impact on our holidays. They make every half-eaten Christmas cookie just a little bit sweeter, right? Continue reading
Let the Holiday Season Begin
How did November walk through the front door already? In less than 2 months, we will be ringing in 2018. TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN. HOW? And where are the flying cars? My elementary school self is extremely disappointed…
NOVEMBER is HERE.
We have close to 3 weeks until Thanksgiving (HOLY CRAP), and about 7 weeks until Christmas and Hanukkah, and 8 weeks until the new year. That’s not much time once you throw in the everyday life events of work, keeping children alive (and running them to every sport on the planet) and doing laundry (OMG THE NEVERENDING LAUNDRY). Continue reading
My Baby's Heartbeat Bear Guest Post by: Allie Page, mother of 2 living and 1 sleeping angel. Today, she tells what she has learned three years after the loss of her baby. Photo credit: https://www.jennhydemanphotography.com/
In October 2014, I lost our baby when I was 28 weeks pregnant. She was our second pregnancy and followed her healthy brother. It was completely unexpected; no medical reasoning was ever found. She was fine one day, and gone the next. We named her Mercy. Continue reading