Parenting

Nipple Piercings And Breastfeeding

Nipple Piercings And Eventual Motherhood When I was 23, daring and free I wanted nipple piercings and decided this was the summer I was going to make the plunge. I won’t act like there wasn’t a lot of nervousness and debate leading up to this plunge. One concern was nipple piercings and breastfeeding. The quick research I […] Read more…

My Daughter Caught a Mild Case Of Measles From MMR Shots

The Weight Of A Parents Decision Knowing the devastation baby vaccinations have caused some families is both sad and terrifying. Likewise, not getting them has caused equal devastations. Parents have to make those life-altering decisions though. Almost immediately upon giving birth, you get backed into the decision corner. Reluctantly, I chose vaccinations and that decision […] Read more…

One Heck Of A Crazy Day Babysitting Two Babies

Babysitting Trials My childhood friend recently asked if I would like to be her 7-month-old daughter’s babysitter. I have a 13-month-old daughter so it seemed perfect. I was thinking they’d play together… It’d be super cute… How much trouble could two little girls really be? Haha. (Eyes now rolling.) An Early Morning That Started Off […] Read more…

Are your children being exposed to third hand smoke?

Scary Discoveries You’ve likely seen how dangerous second-hand smoke is, but you probably haven’t seen that scientists have been studying beyond that. They are now aware that there’s another stage to the risks of tobacco smoke and they believe it to be just as dangerous as first or secondhand if not more so. What is Thirdhand Smoke? Firsthand […] Read more…

Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are turning brilliant shades of yellow and orange and gently floating to the ground to become scooped into joyful piles for our children to play in. The birds are singing their last songs as they gather their harvest for the winter. (That is, if the squirrels […] Read more…

10 Remedies to Ease Baby Colic

 The struggle starts There was a lot of trial and error, but I tried these 10 remedies to ease baby colic. And we finally got some sleep at night.  Colic usually starts a few weeks after birth. My daughter became colicky when she was only 2 weeks old. And let me tell you, all the […] Read more…