Tag Archive for mommy

Appreciating Mommy

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I really don’t think of my boys as clingy, or “Mama’s boys.”  If anything, they seem to take me for granted (can’t blame them) because I’m always there.  But  then, I had a wonderful opportunity to present Jamberry at a local Valentine’s vendor event.  My oldest son asked to go with me.  He really seemed…

Date Your Mate

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Daddy and I rarely get a date, alone, without children.  This summer, we had the opportunity to go to the fair in the evening, just the two of us.  I felt totally guilty going without the kids, who don’t even know the fair exists.  But the heat, expense, and bedtimes just made it too difficult…

Dress Up

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So, I’ve played pretend family with my big boys using Duplo people, but this time I had us dress the parts.  I held up one of Daddy’s dress shirts, and one of my dresses, and asked them to choose.  The faster one claimed Daddy’s and I had to sell the other on wearing a dress. …

Russian River Trip

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Wow!  I’m really behind.  Summer has overtaken me!  Our big trip of the summer was to the Russian River to our family cabin on the water.  Every year, the experience is different, with different weather, different creatures, and new things the boys want to try. Our big behavioral reinforcer we use with the boys is…

Imitation

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To you, this might look like a typical messy meal picture, but to me it captures a milestone.  Yes, my baby is eating better, but this photo shows that he imitates people. I was sitting next to him while waiting for him to finish his waffles and peanut butter.  I decided to braid my hair…

Play First Work Later

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We live in an era of instant sharing.  Instantly, I can see that my friend has made a wonderful, educational activity for her child, while I wipe peanut butter off my child’s bed and rush him off to nap.  I’m constantly re-prioritizing. I think I want to do the things my friends are posting and…

Working Two Jobs

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My weighted blanket business has been an increasingly bigger part of my life. When I get an order, I just want to work on it until it’s completed. It’s hard to take breaks to take care of stuff around the house, or stop to go to bed. I want the satisfaction of finishing the project…

Attention!

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All children need attention, and they all express their need in a different way.  I always wondered why some children expressed it with bad behavior, and figured it was due to immaturity or delayed development.  Now, I know that’s not the case. My two younger children require us to be in therapy in the mornings,…

Jamberry

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Sorry I’ve been away for a few days!  Here’s why… I’ve stumbled upon something really fun that I can’t get enough of!  Nail wraps!  Nail polish has never stayed on my fingernails, so I rarely paint them.  So, my toenails got all the action.  In college, my roommates and I would take a break from…

Milk Production

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As a nursing mom, I’m always concerned about my milk production.  Add to that two other kids, and running from appointment to appointment, and milk production is quite a challenge.  Here are some things that help keep my production up: 1.    Nurse Well, duh, you’re obviously doing that.  Nursing is what tells the body to…