All posts filed under: mom and dad life

Save the Mombies

New Mombies are initiated into society on a daily basis. This exhausted segment of the female population can usually be identified by dark circles under her eyes, a staggering walk, and a cup of coffee in her hand. Women turn into Mombies after giving birth and only one thing can stop them: sleep. Yet, scary statistics reveal that mothers of children under 18-months-old are barely clocking in five hours a night. My son is nine months old and I’m getting about four hours of sleep a night. He just wants to be held to sleep and then cries when I lay him down. So, I’m a Mombie. I could try sleep training, but as working mom who only sees her baby at night, I feel awful watching him cry. If he wants mommy love, he will get it! We were doing much better than the every two hour wake up,  but I suspect teething might be a cause for his wake-ups. For now, I’ll just take it one day at a time and enjoy my …

Back to Blogging

I spend a lot of my time as a 9-5 publicist pitching mommy bloggers lately. It’s given me the urge to get back to my own blog and spend a little time doing something for myself (which I never do) and indulge in something I love: writing! Granted, I will be doing most of it from my phone on my lunch break, but that’s OK! Here I am, two years after I started this site. My nails aren’t chipped because I don’t even paint them anymore! Hello, life with a toddler and an infant! Can’t wait to share more updates, tell you what products I love and maybe even bring you interviews with some pretty awesome people. Welcome to my world, again!

Establishing Family Photo Traditions

I ordered this “welcome to our love story” sign from Etsy while planning my wedding. Our ceremony was originally supposed to be in an apple orchard, and it was the perfect way to greet guests. Of course the day of our wedding it rained and everything had to be moved inside! But the sign still did its job. After the wedding, we put the sign in front our our new house. A sneaky neighbor stole it and returned it months later. Weird, but we’re happy to have it back and safely decorating our yard. We’ve since taken family photos by the sign during momentous occasions, like when I was pregnant and when our daughter was born. I love that we have established this tradition and hope it inspires other families to do something similar!