All posts tagged: mom life

Mom Hair Problems

When I was pregnant, I didn’t color my hair black as usual. By the time we took our newborn photos, I had about nine months of reddish brown roots and black ends. Roots drive me crazy. I usually want all my hair to be the same, shiny color. I also like to have a little edge, so I always go back to black. However, once I had the baby, I became obsessed with going back to my natural color. We have a new house and I didn’t want ruin the bathroom dying my hair black at home. You know how messy hair color is! And it’s too expensive to keep going to the salon every few months. I can’t justify the cost. I went for a hair consultation and decided that I didn’t want to spend hours in the salon, away from my newborn, undergoing color correction. Also, my hair was so healthy and I know the bleach would damage it. So I left the color alone and decide to chop my hair: It looked great when I …

Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to the Crib

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. As a working mommy, once my 9-5 is over, I disconnect from the virtual world and focus on my baby. Genevieve just turned ten months old. That means I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in ten months. Longer, actually, if you count all the restless nights of pregnancy. At this age, the doctors say we’re supposed to eliminate nighttime feedings because babies should be sleeping through the night. Ha! Ha! Ha! The doctors can come to my house if they’d like to sleep train my baby, but as a working mom, I choose cuddle time and sleep over the rules. I do what’s best for my family. That means co-sleeping in the same bed. I love that I get to have these precious nighttime moments since I miss so much of her daily activity. However, she’s been waking up a bit more often than usual. I attribute recent sleep disturbances to teething and the fact that she really seems to want to sleep on her …

Hey Moms! Want to Get Glam? Visit the BRAND NEW Muah Makeup & Lash Bar in Westwood, NJ!

This past weekend, I was invited to a press event at Muah Makeup & Lash Bar (MMLB) in Westwood, NJ to learn about the wide array of beauty products and services available to the public (and more specifically to MOMS)! QUICK BACKGROUND: For over six years, owner Ashlee K. has worked in the makeup industry as a NYC freelance artist, instructor, beauty blogger, etc. After making the move from the Big Apple to Bergen County, NJ, Ashlee now brings women of all ages honest, affordable makeup products and services. When I first walked through the doors of MMLB, I never would have guessed the store had just celebrated its grand opening. Ashlee K. and her team of makeup artists were talking amongst each other like they had been working together seamlessly for years. In the far right corner, I could hear an employee telling her client just how gorgeous she looked and, of course, asking if she felt comfortable with her new look. Right off the bat, I was pleased – it was obvious that …

Poop.

Everybody poops, right? Right, and that’s usually all there is to say about that. It happens and we don’t think much of it. That is, until you have a baby… Then, it’s a whole different ball game. Poop is suddenly very important. How many times a day does your tiny little person do it? What color is it? What’s the consistency? It’s even fodder for conversation amid your mommy group. If Timmy’s poop isn’t like Sarah’s, what’s wrong with Sarah? Or what’s wrong with little Timmy?! Oh wait, does Timmy drink formula or breast milk? If he drinks formula it may be different from Sarah’s and that’s ok, because her breast milk poop is different from formula-fed poop. The entire newborn stage is all about the poo, and how to keep it contained in the diapering apparatus, instead of running up baby backs and cascading down baby legs.  Have you ever been changing a newborn’s diaper at the exact moment that they happen to sneeze? That’s fun. Now it’s a question of how to get the poop …

MY MOMMA MOTTO: ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That’

A few years ago, I would have never left my house without getting dressed, styling my hair and putting on brand-name make-up. I loved all things Michael Kors, Sephora and leopard print, and spent the majority of my paychecks on coffee, clothes and fine wine (just to clarify, when I say “fine wine” I totally mean a $15 box of Franzia). Fast forward a few months, and I found myself seven months pregnant, a part-time couch potato and a full-time complainer. I barely left the house strictly out of fear that I would sneeze and pee my pants, BUT if I was feeling brave enough to conquer the world, I would only embrace society wearing flannel pajama pants, my fiance’s oversized t-shirts and not an ounce of make-up. Now, here we are today, and I am the proud mother of a beautiful, 9.5 month old baby girl, Briella, who has changed my life in more ways than one! I think most people can agree that life without a baby is chaotic enough – whether it …