I was looking at my blog yesterday and decided to click on the next blog in the “blogging mommies” sequence I have at the bottom of this page. Up popped Ann Douglas’s blog – The Mother of All Blogs. For those not familiar with her, she’s the author of “The mother of all baby books,” “The mother of all pregnancy books” and many others. Well, she’s currently working on two new books – one on sleep solutions and one on food solutions – and is in need of parents to interview for both books. I e-mailed her that I was interested in participating in theRead More →

Oh boy, is my little girl strong-willed. When I have to take something away from her that she shouldn’t have or something doesn’t go her way, she shakes with frustration (all the while screaming). That’s when redirection sure comes in handy. :) (Don’t get me wrong, she’s a very happy girl 99% of the time, but when things aren’t going her way, ya better look out.) Anyway, Ava gets very excited to see daddy when he gets home from work and today was no exception. But since a friend was stopping by to drop some things off and he needed to go out and helpRead More →

This is a follow-up of sorts to my post titled “Fast food, soda and junk food.” Mothering magazine recently released a call to action to support a bill proposed by Ted Kennedy “aimed at stopping the sale of junk food and soda pop in public schools nationwide. The bill is called the “Prevention of Childhood Obesity Act” (S. 799), and it has several excellent provisions.” To read more about the bill and find out how you can give your support, click here. The way they’ve set it up has made it amazingly easy to send emails to your senators urging them to support this bill.Read More →

Since Ava was born I’ve been starting to make and use some natural cleaning products for our home. I’d never really thought much about it before Ava, but it just doesn’t seem safe to me to have a bunch of chemical-laden products in the house anymore. I don’t want to worry about her accidently getting into something, not to mention that I don’t want her ingesting the cleaners’ residue or breathing the fumes either. God knows she’ll be exposed to enough polutants in this world without me using them all over our home. My first natural cleaning creation was an all-purpose scrub made from bakingRead More →

We got back from our trip on Monday, a day later than planned, due to a snow storm in Denver on Sunday. But that was ok by me. It allowed us to spend an extra day with my friend Jennifer. :) The trip went really, really well. All the babies traveled well and were quite adaptable despite the change to their daily routines. Ava was great on the plane – both ways – and nursed to sleep for most of the flights. When she wasn’t sleeping, she enjoyed flirting with other passengers or looking out the window. ;) The only real bummer of the tripRead More →

And here I thought it was overwhelming trying to pack for a trip when it was just me, but now that I have a baby it’s even moreso! There’s soooo much to pack! Ava and I are flying to Kansas City this weekend to meet up with four of my good friends from high school and three of their babies – three of the women are flying in from Michigan and one lives in that area now. All in all it will be us five women and four babies ranging in age from 8 to 12 months. :) I went out today and bought aRead More →