I've been an advocate of the all natural, birthing process, including breastfeeding for a long time, even before I had kids. It's what a women's body was made to do, and even though I needed ceasars for all my babies to make it safely into the world, I still believe that natural is the way … Continue reading When your only option is to quit.
There's "the plan" and then there's life. How many times have you imagined a situation going one way, and then life? Or you aim your life in a direction and things are going well, then life! If our existence stuck to the plan, I'm sure things would be very different. I had a prophecy over … Continue reading When life hands you lemons.
Another Friday has arrived, and this short week has left me with nothing but a blur of school, work and laundry. Laundry?! I swear there are people living in this house I haven't met yet, judging by the amount of laundry a toddler and a baby make. I wasn't ready for the upgrade to professional … Continue reading Friday Fun.
I've been taking photos since I was about 11 years old. My father gave me my first camera, his 1960's contaflex with zeiss lenses, and let me loose on the light. I remember shooting everything and anything, from flowers to my horse riding gear to the family pets, anything I could shoot with that old … Continue reading Behind the camera.
So it turns out those 30min burping sessions and crying on end for baby Shaw was reflux, and not just me forgetting how to burp a baby. Having the right meds and easing his pain has changed our lives, his routine is settling, he's sleeping better, and so are we! Then Easter happened. Cal's … Continue reading Reflux, Easter and sleep.
When you've had what could easily be considered the worst day a mother could have, you're tempted to want to drink things that come in doubles, but wait, there is a different approach. I was reminded of this different approach last week after our through-the-night croup/vomit/running out of baby clothes shoot-me-now night. (See friday fun … Continue reading Make mine a double.
So, funny story, it wasn't funny at the time, but now that it's over, it's funny. Everyone was getting a great nights rest, hubby had taken the baby so I could sleep and toddler was fast asleep. Cue the familiar wheezing of croup. Three a.m. and toddler has croup, hubby sets up nebulizer and so … Continue reading Friday Fun.