All posts in parenting

Jul
21
Motherhood = Tough
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I know it's tough in a lot of ways, but this week it's the weaning process. Buddy is still breastfed. As of a month ago he was eating 6 times a day. We're now down to 3 or 4. The problem is that two of the feedings are after he's in bed. He eats at 9 and then again early morning. The early morning was 6, then he'd go back ...
Jun
26
Buddy’s First Year
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My man came through for me! Here's Buddy's first year in a nutshell. Enjoy!
Jun
14
Leaving
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Tuesday night my Facebook status was "A month ago yesterday my man left for Texas. Saturday our belongings left for Texas. Tonight my car left for Texas. The kids and I are getting anxious to follow next week!" Let me tell you, this transition hasn't been easy. Don't get me wrong; it's been full of great times! We've made wonderful memories with my parents. We've seen friends, gone to cookouts, visited family. ...
Jun
09
My Baby
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Today we're celebrating Buddy's birthday. I can't believe it's almost been a year since his birth! He brings so much joy and laughter into our lives. We're still in Connecticut, so I decided to throw a party with my friends and family. I don't know the next time I'll be able to celebrate with people I know so well. So, even though it's his first birthday, I'm throwing a pretty big ...
Jun
04
Baby Girl
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*I wrote this several days ago. I forgot to post it. We've been busy (more on that later). Baby Girl had a wonderful day today! Yay! Baby Girl still struggles with the adjustments and being away from Daddy. I am at a loss as to what to do for her. The only thing I know is to be patient and love her. Some days I do that much better than others. I ...
May
24
11 Months
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My Buddy boy has made me smile for 11 months now! I can't believe we're heading towards his first birthday! I am amazed at how quickly the time is passing! Buddy continues to keep me on my toes. I told my man that it's been a long time since I have been this tired. Combine early mornings with non-stop chasing all day and I am asleep when my head hits the ...
May
13
Motherhood
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I know it's sort of expected to write a post about motherhood on Mother's Day. What can I say? I am not the most "unexpected" person in the world. Besides, as I begin this adventure of single parenting for the next several weeks, I am thinking more about being a mom and the responsibility it is. Before I was a mom I was a student and then a special ed teacher. ...
May
07
Dear Baby Girl,
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Sweet Baby Girl. I love you so much! You are thoughtful, sweet, funny, and so much more! This move has been hard on you (side note: thanks to Mama's friends for the good advice. Even if she's still struggling, I feel much better about how I'm handling it! Thank you!) You are overwhelmed. Almost every day you ask if the truck is coming today. I know you're excited and nervous. ...
Apr
22
10 Months
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Buddy, you are ten months old now! I can't believe how close we are to celebrating your first birthday. I had such grand plans for an awesome party. Now we'll be in transition and I have no idea if we'll have a party, if we'll be with Dada, or if we'll have any friends or family there. But somehow we'll do something special for your birthday. It's a big day ...
Mar
07
The stuff she says
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This post is several weeks late, but I have been wanting to post it. We've been so busy lately, and the blog is kind of taking a back seat. I think that's okay, though, don't you? Anyway, when we were in Florida, we went for a walk on the beach. Papa ran ahead to look at something. Baby Girl asked me where Papa was going. I didn't know. When he came ...