With the rising of the sun comes the rising of my kiddo to begin yet another day of unforeseen experiences. Some days parenting is a struggle so pure and entrenching that you fear your sanity is slipping away from you like the tide dragging something out to sea. Other days the elation is so profound … Continue reading The Parent Club
Prior to Ani being born I had heard about something called a baby hammock. I was intrigued by the concept but my brain simply couldn’t process the idea of putting a baby in a hammock; I mean, what is keeping the infant from flopping out of it in the same fashion as an uncoordinated … Continue reading Sleep it off baby
The munchkin and I left Buffalo Creek, CO for our road trip with a special guest appearance by Ian for the 1st couple days, which meant that this was now a caravanning road trip, or gypsy train or something. Our first stop dictated by a need to whiz was FairPlay. It’s just a teeny town … Continue reading Road Trip to Mesa Verde NP
I wrote this for a friend who was soon to have a baby. I wanted to share with her what I wished someone had said to me when I had a baby. Since that time I've passed it along several times so I figured I would add it as a post for all the Mamma's … Continue reading Permission Slip
Every labor and birth is different, just as every baby is different. I hear stories of some births and am completely mystified by how a woman could be standing in front me explaining her birth using phrases like relatively easy. Excuse me? How does the earth not begin spinning backwards when you put the … Continue reading The Birth Story
The time has come to relinquish ourselves to the open road. I have made lists and created piles of stuff in several corners of the house in preparation for this adventure to Yellowstone. At some point one must stop planning and start doing. The doing portion begins with packing the car. Load-Up: I … Continue reading Roadtrip to Yellowstone
Can you believe I consider this list to be the necessities when road tripping/camping with a baby? This packing list is about 1 step away from rolling out in a scroll-like fashion. This is life with a kiddo! Camping Gear 1-Tent (Alps Mountaineering 2 person-Lynx) 1 Space Blanket for the under side of the … Continue reading The Packing List
Taking to the open road has been always been something that has given me the sensation of being full, one might say that it is fulfilling and I don’t really mean that metaphorically. As I look out at the stretch of road before me miles away from where I started or where I’m going … Continue reading Road Tripping with a Baby
Without taking any polls or sending out surveys I can make the confident statement that no person has any concept of what they are getting themselves into by becoming a parent. After a baby enters your world all the sudden phrases float through your head. Phrases like, “Why didn’t anyone tell me it was … Continue reading Blissful Breastfeeding. Really?
We’ve all heard this term get tousled around our entire lives. “I love you unconditionally”. I dare say that statement cannot be truthfully uttered unless that person is a parent. Not that the person is lying if they aren’t a parent, it’s just that there is no possible way to grasp this concept without raising … Continue reading Unconditional Love Anyone?