Category: Parenting

Two Years Ago Today

As I sit here this morning listening to birds chirping and soft music playing (and I wish I could say the windows are open and a young child is learning how to play the piano in a nearby house along a tree lined street, but...

(UPDATE) Abby’s College Fund

This may be a long post, but I think it’s definitely worth your time… Waaaaaaaaay back in October of 2010 (which was approximately half way through my pregnancy), I touched on the topic of saving for college {Refresh your memory here: Abby’s College Fund}.  As...

Happy Father’s Day!

Yesterday was a very special day…it was Travis’ very first Father’s Day.  And while I can’t read his mind, I have a feeling he enjoyed the day. First and foremost, the weather was AMAZING.  Sunny. Warm. Clear. And most importantly, not windy (amazing for San...

Baby’s First Cold

I feel terrible. I am responsible for Abby’s first cold. Mine came on last week…two days before my birthday (which resulted in canceled dinner reservations and a very early night).  And although it was a bummer to be sick, it didn’t compare to the feeling...

The Perfect Birthday

I ate sushi with one hand (Abigail was busy chewing on the other). I never got around to finishing my wine. I got spit up on a time or two. I was fighting a cold. And this was the “activity” of the night… But all...

Liquid Gold

If you’ve ever heard a Mommy mention “Liquid Gold,” she’s referring to one thing and one thing only.  It’s something both new and seasoned Mommies know the value of.  They understand its importance. They strongly believe that every ounce (and half ounce…and quarter ounce) counts....

Teething and Breastfeeding (OUCH!)

Abigail’s new nickname? Sharkie. And guess what?  Sharkie just bit me! This is her laughing at Mommy after taking her first bite…what a sweetheart… You see, Abby cut her first tooth at the EXTREMELY young age of 3.5 months.  And while I thought it was...

A Very Special Mother’s Day

Not only was it my first Mother’s Day, but I was able to spend it with my wonderful little Momma, my brother and sister-in-law and their puppy, my little pumpkin pie, my uber-thoughtful hubby, and my Dad. I don’t think I could have asked for...

Abigail’s First Flight…a Success Story

Even with two blown out diapers (through her clothes and onto Daddy’s pants and Mommy’s breastfeeding cape while the ‘fasten-seat-belt-sign’ was illuminated due to turbulence), I’m extremely  happy (and proud) to say that Abigail is a wonderful jetsetter. If we were to have changed anything...