Baby Food Log Free Printable

I’ve been printable obsessed!  I’ve been learning some new programs and having a lot of fun creating useful printables! So here is a free food list tracker and daily food log!  I hope you find them useful. Baby E has started purees but has shown some signs of allergies.  We are also being pushed by doctors to meet daily calorie goals.  I created a few printables to help me keep track of which foods may be causing reactions and then a daily printable to keep track of his feeding schedule. Please feel free to print off a bunch a create…

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Bringing Focus To Daily Life With Your ADHD Child

                 Last month I found myself sitting outside my 7-year-olds room.  We were both in tears.  He was inside his room with the door shut throwing a tantrum yelling about how stupid he is and that he wished he had never been born.  I sat outside of his room tears streaming down my face, trying to calm down from the argument we had just had and wondering if I was completely failing my kid. My husband had been out of town for a week and would be for three more.  I was suddenly…

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What Is Your Inner Voice Telling Your Children?

  Lately, I’ve been struggling under the weight of my youngest son’s health issues.  I spend all day playing nurse, therapist and advocate that sometimes it’s hard to take a step back and see myself as just mom. I recently had a conversation with someone who was finally honest with me and it was eye opening and refreshing. She pointed out that when I talked about him I put a lot of focus on what he can’t do.  I was immediately ashamed.  As his protector, I’ve made it a point to ask family members to refrain from discussing his diagnosis’s in…

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Truths From A Boy Mom

Boy Mom

I’m a boy mom.  The only estrogen in this house comes from the dog and I.  I’m OK with this because she and I don’t always see eye to eye.  I couldn’t imagine living with another woman.  So yes I’m perfectly fine being the only queen in this castle.  It definitely comes with some perks, but I must say it’s interesting being outnumbered. And by interesting I mean some days I want to pull my hair out, run away to the spa, and never look back.  But since I have daycare to pay for and three men depending on me I’ve had…

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Ultimate List of Teething Must Haves

Teething

  Teething is the worst!  Seriously!  Our sweet smiling babies turn into drooling, snotting, crabby messes that won’t listen to reason. Just about the time you start wondering why your baby has turned into a monster and you see the first sliver of a tooth.  It’s exciting until 3 more start coming in all at once and you become desperate for relief.  Which brings us to my ultimate list of teething must haves! Here are my tried and true teething relief products!   Nuby Soothing Teether Set–  Out of all of the teethers these are my guy’s absolute favorite, especially…

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Toys For The New Mom Trying To Keep Her Sanity

This Post Contains Affiliate Links  VTech Sort & Discover Activity Cube–  With activities on each side, you child will never get bored of discovering new things on this activity cube.  Perfect for the babe learning to sit or to keep the crawler entertained for a bit while you sip your wine. Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys– This octopus keeps bathtime fun, with bright colors and small rings.  If you play your cards right you can persuade dad to take charge of bathtime while he works on his ring toss skills. Infant Toy Massaging Teethers Set Of Three– These colorful teethers are…

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Is Your Baby Tongue-Tied?

  When our youngest son was born we had access to multiple therapists in the NICU, one being a speech therapist.  My seven year old was never able to nurse and it wasn’t until a dentist years later informed us he had a lip-tie, did I put two and two together.  I wanted to be sure we didn’t run into the same problems so I asked her to check multiple times for ties and each time she assured me he was fine.  We got home and started working on our nursing relationship.  I ran into the same problems, he wasn’t able…

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Making An Older Child Feel Special After Bringing Home A New Baby

Not only did we bring home a newborn, but we brought home a baby that require more attention and fussing over than the normal baby.  My husband and I were exhausted and barely keeping it together. I went back to work just four weeks after him coming home and we were just trying to keep our heads above water. One day my seven-year-old son broke down over something really silly.  We sat down and had a talk and I realized how much we had been neglecting him emotionally. The two of us had a long discussion about what he needed…

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10 Reasons Mom Needs Wine Tonight

1. Finding our your baby is an evil genius when he explosively poops the first time his big brother offers to change a diaper, assuring that he’ll never volunteer again. 2. Your seven year old tells you that you are too old to call yourself mommy.  I think he has that backward. 3. Realizing your seven-year-old has a larger vocabulary than  you when he uses the word capabilities correctly in a sentence at 6 am in the morning. Doesn’t he know you haven’t even had your coffee? 4. Finally going to bed and finding a whoopie cushion under your pillow. 5.…

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