Category Mommydom

I’m going to take you to the stars…

Sometimes mornings don’t go as planned. This morning, I was all settled in with my tea for an early morning work session. Of course, my daughter decided to get up an hour early today. Which she hardly ever does! I reluctantly went upstairs to get her dressed and fed her breakfast. I opened up my […]

Go the f*ck to sleep for Mommies

Knock on wood…I’m sleeping again. Extra knock!!! If you know me, or have followed this blog, you probably know that my daughter was up 2-3 times a night routinely until about age two. (Hint – If you have a child that slept through the night before 18 months, make us all feel better and lie about […]

Five Things to Consider When Choosing A Nanny

I’ve seen a lot of people ask about hiring a nanny on the Facebook groups I frequent recently. Ironically during the same timeframe, Facebook (I swear they are inside my head sometimes) reminded me that I was asking for similar advice three years ago this week. It quickly brought me back to the hours I spent scrolling […]

A Farewell to Breastfeeding

I knew it would happen eventually, but that doesn’t make it any less bittersweet. My daughter weaned herself from daytime nursing a month or so after her second birthday. I let her take the lead, nursing if she asked, but not offering it up. This meant of course that my milk began to dry up. […]

Why this mommy left her job…again

Last spring, I explained why I left my job of almost five years. I left a job I loved and where I worked with many people I loved. But after the birth of my daughter, the hours became too much. I was stretched too thin and close to a breaking point. I had to find a job […]

Why my toddler is just like my cat

My cat was my first baby. He’s now 14 years old, an old man in cat years. My daughter is two years old, a toddler in human years. And even though they are separated by age and species, they are very much the same. Not saying having a cat prepares you for having a toddler. It […]

Here’s why I don’t want another baby, so stop asking!

For any parent of a toddler, a new acquaintance will eventually pop the question. And when they hear your answer, they will have often have an opinion AND will have no problem sharing it, especially if your answer is the same as mine. They may start with leading questions and statements like “are they sleeping through the night” […]

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