Has anyone has experience with their child having eczema? We just came home from the doctors today because our oldest had (non-itchy) blotches and we had no idea what they were and she’s had them before. (It is absolutely not hand foot and mouth.) Apparently due to her eczema and her skin cracking, even if it’s super mild, the cold virus gets under her skin and it’s how her body processes it. S... More
We’re a little late to Peter Rabbit (the story in general but the movie specifically) party but our 3yr old is OBSESSED! We watched it 4x today alone but I have to admit, I find it pretty amusing and love the casting. Of the entire movie, I love love love the line “Sharing love is not losing love. Love is infinite.” Ugh, such a beautiful sentiment. It’s such a simple idea but it has such great ... More
We’re moving this weekend into a house that the stairs have a banister on one side. We’ve only ever lived on a single floor so it wasn’t even something we thought of. We have a 3 (nearly 4yo) and a crawling (near walking) 7mo. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Sleep phases come and go but currently (whilst we’re preparing to move no less) both kiddos are going through two very different sleep phases and we are just exhausted. Our oldest is just becoming aware that she can wake up and go potty in the middle of the night (which is a win no doubt). The downside, however, is she’s becoming restless and is getting up 4-5 times a night. Then the baby’s bee... More
I recently had to take our oldest to the hospital (she’s fine) and while we were registering in the ER, the admin person who was reviewing her patient file turned to me saying “Oh, well, she’s obviously not Hispanic.” Granted, my family are light-olive toned Hispanic and Spanish and my husband is all types of WHITE. So upon appearance, yes, you might not think Hispanic. Here are my two major ... More
Youngest kiddo just came back from a long weekend w/the MiL and step-FiL where she was held and carried the entire time. We are strongly against this and try to emphasize and encourage self-soothing. Also don’t like to micro manage but now my back is killing me from carrying her bc the alternative would be crying until she makes herself sick. It’ll only take a couple of days to reacclimatize he... More
We just spent last night in the ER bc our oldest cut her upper eyelid/eyebrow which they, thankfully, only had to glue. Is it crazy that, while the 1st priority is their health and safety, you want there to be something for the Drs to do so as to not be a waste of time and effort?
When I was pregnant w/our oldest, she use to dig her toes into my ribs. From the moment I could feel her, the newest kiddo wouldn’t sit still; she was constantly flipping and spazzing out. And they both still do those things. Though their opinions will change as they grow, it’s nice to know the some things will always be the same.
I’ve been fighting for the better part of these past two weeks to not get sick. I have REALLY bad allergies and the pollen has been out of control. I’ve been avoiding going outside when I can and when I do, I usually wear a face mask, I’ve done saline rinses, shower twice a day and taking extra allergy pills. Started to feel crumby yesterday and it just progressed. Now, I’ve definitely develope... More
...I don’t think I really need to say anything else.....
With our first, I don’t know if it was bc I was lazy, too busy (working FT then) or just stubborn and intimidated, but I didn’t make my own baby food. My husband was super into the idea but I just didn’t get excited for it. Then the other day we ran out of baby food for our newest but I had organic frozen peas in the freezer (which I didn’t even realize until I was making our 3yo a smoothie...w... More
While exercise use to slow down my period, my postpartum body 2.0 turns up flow w/even the slightest hint of elevated heart rate. I swear, w/every pregnancy you relive puberty. Where is E! True Hollywood story about pregnancy and postpartum everything!?!? I want all the (possible) dirty details up front!!!
I proudly love (and to my MIL dismay) that when I tell my 3yo “no”, the kiddo takes it as a challenge to figure out how to do it on her own. I say no and she will turn and go “Aha! I have an idea!” and problem solve. I love how inherently strong and brave she is.
I just swallowed a handful of pocket lint while taking my nightly meds. That was of course on top of our smallest kiddo peeing, spitting up and sneezing on me for 45 mins. All whilst I was reminding my husband that I don’t NEED his help, but he still needs to ask. Goodnight universe. As always, you have humbled me.