Breastfeeding is a bittersweet, emotional journey for both Mama and child. I’m currently nursing my second (and last) child, my daughter who is about two years old. And I’m not weaning her: she will continue to nurse until she lets me know she’s ready to wean. A lot of people may not agree nor understand, but I have damn good reasons why I’m letting my child lead the way. I hope that this article will help moms make the right decision for them and their child when it comes to weaning off breastfeeding. Continue reading
If you’re reading this, Happy New Year! Hell yeah 2018! (Mostly because it’s not 2017.)
And hey, bravo you for being able to read something at all on New Year’s Day! Either you’re a trooper with hangovers, or you’re lame like me and are in bed by 10pm on New Year’s Eve because, um, I’m a parent and my kids don’t give a damn what day or what year it is, they’ll be up by 7am. *cue kazoo sound*
But seriously, Happy New Year to all of my readers old and new. I raise my cold cup of coffee to you and your family, and wish you the best year yet!
And if you are one of those New Year’s resolution writers like I am, check out my down-to-earth post for how parents can write – and stick to – some realistic goals for 2018.
I’ll see you around the interwebs, my friend. And feel free to contact me if you’re needing help with something, from teething to weaning to crazy kid-ness. I’ll tell you what I know, and I’ll get info from people who are smarter than I am!
Happy New Year, y’all!
Happy (almost) new year! Maybe you consider yourself to be a “resolutions”-driven person; maybe not. I like to think of the new year as a jumping-off point for some new things I want to improve upon. 2017 certainly was a year of growth for me, both professionally and personally! I’m now a runner (sort of), I’ve gotten more love and less B.S. going in my life, and I’m finally becoming best friends with myself. I don’t want to waste any more time pretending, or only being me part of the time.
So I’m resharing a post I did a year ago about how to write resolutions. We’re moms who are realistic: we have limited resources, time, money, and sanity. So a lot of goals and resolutions may seem impossible, ridiculous, or like “Yeah let’s not even pretend that’s gonna happen.”
Here, I’ll help you think about what you want to do in 2018, whether it’s get more involved in local politics or get to know yourself better.
And of course, share this out so that us moms can help support each other with our new endeavors! It’s never too late to be a better you, whatever that means in your heart.
Merry Christmas everyone! From me and mine here in South Texas, wherever you may be.
The shopping is done, the presents are opened, and the cooking is hopefully being done by someone else. I hope that you’re enjoying a beautiful day surrounded by the people you choose to love.
No funny stuff here, just well wishes to have a fantastic Christmas, full of love.
Here at RSM, I love teaching people about cloth diapers: I know they can seem intimidating and confusing, but really they’re a fantastic and frugal way to diaper your little one! But like a lot of things, it’s helpful to see what a real live mom uses in her own home. So here I’ll explain and show you what’s in my cloth diaper stash! (Cue the cheesy game show host calling out “Whaaaaat’s in her diaper staaaaaaash?”) Continue reading
I am not new to teaching, but I am new to homeschooling. My oldest child is four years old and we are working through a kindergarten curriculum together. Now that we have been homeschooling for a few months, I thought I’d share some tips and tricks for homeschooling. These are concepts that I try to keep in mind so that we are both successful and happy throughout our lessons! Here are five things to remember when you homeschool your child. Continue reading