Splat Mat- How I Love Thee

DAYTIME. INTERIOR. There are two characters SPLAT MAT & ME. ME is walking through the aisles of a store that caters to little people of all ages. Hello by Lionel Ritchie can be heard in the background. SPLAT MAT: Hello? ME stops and tries to identify who or what is calling her. SPLAT MAT: IsContinue reading “Splat Mat- How I Love Thee”

The First Year Of Motherhood

Dear Fellow Mama In Waiting, Welcome to the mom tribe. I know how you must be feeling right now, I know because I’ve been there too. These last few weeks have felt excruciatingly long, you’re hot and exhausted and everyone keeps asking if the baby is here. It’s easy to feel not only anxious butContinue reading “The First Year Of Motherhood”

Daily Rituals- Part 2: Getting Fresh Air

If I don’t get out of the house every day I feel stuffy. This became especially true when I became a mom. For my sake and my daughter’s rain or shine, we try to get out even if it’s for a walk around the block. She loves to observe people and the world around her.Continue reading “Daily Rituals- Part 2: Getting Fresh Air”

Gross Isn’t It?

I was sitting beside my wife in the delivery room as a nurse attempted the Epidural administration. It’s an unpleasant procedure that forces a large needle into the spine via the lower back. As the tube was shoved home, my wife began to close her eyes, grasping on the bars of her bed. It wasContinue reading “Gross Isn’t It?”

Setting Boundaries With Grandparents

The bond between a grandchild and a grandparent is so very special. While the excitement of a newborn may cause some grandparents to”forget” about your very clear and concise instructions when caring for your child, it doesn’t make it okay. We all know that setting boundaries with our children might pose challenges, but nothing prepares a new parent for tellingContinue reading “Setting Boundaries With Grandparents”

Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps

“Sleep while the baby sleeps!” Heard that piece of advice before? You’re not alone. It’s one of those well-worn parenting clichés, like “this too shall pass” and “enjoy every moment”. Well, I don’t know about you, but I fail spectacularly at sleeping while the baby sleeps. And there are a number of reasons why… ExcessiveContinue reading “Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps”

The Sleeping Genie

Have you heard the story about the sleeping genie? No?.. okay the story goes like this: When the baby falls asleep a genie appears. POOF.. The genie offers you three choices. You can choose to write, to clean or to sleep uninterrupted. The choice must be made quickly as you only have a limited amountContinue reading “The Sleeping Genie”

The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents

Having children usually means lots and lots of toys around the house. And sometimes those toys aren’t quite ready for children straight out of the packaging. The dreaded words “assembly required” can make any day more stressful than relaxed. Below is a list of “encounters” were sure all new parents have experienced when assembling toysContinue reading “The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents”