Preparing Alex for Baby #2

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A lot of changes have been happening in our household lately with a new baby on the way, and sometimes I have to remind myself that even though it’s a big change for us, it has to feel like an even bigger change for Alex. He is use to being the only child, and now he won’t be. He is use to having mommy’s undivided attention, but now mommy needs extra rest. A lot of things are different already, and the change will become even greater once the baby arrives. So I sat down and began to call around and ask friends and family about different ways they prepared their child/children for a new baby and I came across some pretty good strategies which I put to use. Continue reading

5 Most Annoying Characters on my son’s TV!

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Kids go through the stage when they love certain show’s then they hate them all the time, and through my 3 years of parenthood I have seen a few characters come across my television screen that I absolutely cannot deal with! You know, those annoying cartoon characters that your child just happens to be obsessed with even though they can drive you to drink! Well, today I though it would be a good idea to expose some of those little bastards just for my own enjoyment! So let’s get started:
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20 Things to do Before baby is Born!

As I sit here 25 weeks pregnant with nothing really done, I realize that I need to start-up a list of things that should to be done before baby #2 arrives. When I was pregnant with my first son I was totally unprepared all they way around, and I was also a first time mother so I didn’t know what to expect, but now I feel more seasoned in motherhood. I know how hectic things can be before and once baby arrives, and I refused to be unprepared this time around. IMG_1272 Continue reading

Hello, Baby Bump!

I’m so excited to announce that my husband and I are expecting another baby boy this fall. If you have already been following my blog then you will know that this will be Baby #2 for us. Although the road so far has been rough I would not trade these “struggle days” for the world.

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My first trimester was very difficult. On top of me losing weight from my morning sickness, I also had a hard time keeping food down due to my severe food aversions. I dealt with frequent heartburn, I hated the way everything smelt, and on top of that I’ve felt like my “Bitch Switch” had been turned up from 3 to 10. So long story short most of my days were spent laying in the bed nauseous, tired, irritated, and exhausted. Continue reading

CHORES for my 3 year old

Installing healthy habits into my son’s little mind is something that I live for! So of course I couldn’t wait until the time came to get him started with CHORES. Yes, CHORES a word hated all over the world by both adults and children, but also a very necessary word! Growing up in my early childhood days my mom did all the chores (because she is such a perfectionist, and wants everything a “certain way”), then when I hit my preteen years she started trying to make me do chores and it just didn’t go over well! Eventually once I grew up I understood all the values and things she was trying to teach me, but I also knew that I was going to start giving my children chores early, so by the time they are preteens it will be something they are use to and I won’t have to argue with my 12 year old over washing the dirty dishes everyday.

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