Don’t Let Them Steal Your Joy

Motherhood is full of Joy, and Doubt…

One thing no one ever tells you, when becoming a first time mother, is the amount of criticism you will undoubtedly face on a day to day basis. And parenting is full of it! Continue reading “Don’t Let Them Steal Your Joy”

When You Can’t Tan…Lifestyle Changes After Children

It’s that time of year again…

Ah, friends…I do believe Summer is upon us. Well, maybe not entirely, but it’s getting in the 90’s here in Georgia, and that’s close enough.
This time last year, I could barely walk, giant pregnant belly obstructing my feet from view, waddling back and forth between the freezer and my chair (Popsicle in hand). It’s not officially summer yet, but I’m already getting the question, “So, are you gonna tan this year?” Continue reading “When You Can’t Tan…Lifestyle Changes After Children”

Why Bringing Your Sick Kid To The Play Date Annoys Me

So many germs…

Kids and germs seem to go hand-in-hand. It’s a part of life, and being a Mom. You deal with the snotty noses and fevers, coughing and headaches. You learn to deal with it, and help your child heal.
Well, I can deal with my child’s snot, anyway… Continue reading “Why Bringing Your Sick Kid To The Play Date Annoys Me”

Potty Training From a First-Timer

 

Potty Training From A First Timer

Approaching time to Potty Train? Continue reading “Potty Training From a First-Timer”

Sorry, But I Prefer Old Sesame Street to New Sesame Street

I think pretty much everyone, kids or not, can remember a time when they watched PBS as a child themselves. Be it at home, or at school, at some point, you watched some kind of children’s television.

Now as a mom, we limit tv time, but I have been using it as a good distraction and wind-down method for my son to prepare for naptime. So, since kids absorb everything, it may as well be educational?

The downfall to this is that I am trapped in Sesame Street hell while my son is either,
A: dozing off (dare not disturb anything to disrupt this!)
B: has fallen asleep on top of me and I’m stuck on the couch with no remote within arms reach

As this happens occasionally, I started to notice something. I hate sesame street.

Well, at least the post-Elmo episodes. And no, the alleged Veggie Monster (who turns out to be rumor, not real) has nothing to do with it.

The old episodes from the 70’s & 80’s that I grew up with had a different look and feel, that I don’t get with today’s episodes. They are too updated with CGI and computers. Or maybe I’m just old.

I’m not saying they’re terrible. But it’s one simple, little thing that I can (while forced) use to bond with my child. he’s watching the same thing I watched and enjoyed. It’s the familiarity I like, that makes it easier to connect. Even though kids don’t care-they can’t tell the difference between an episode 20 years old or 2 days old.