You are what you read, but it's important to know what your child should be reading. Here are 6 tips to help develop your little ones literacy skills.
I sat and watched the other day as Ezra tried to use a spoon. It was a ridiculous mess and the experience was cringe worthy as each spoonful made it ineffectively into his mouth and effectively onto the floor. After losing almost half of his oatmeal I lost my patience and decided it was time … Continue reading Mom’s You Can’t do it Alone
This weekend closed another great summer, the end of birthday week and the end of Ezra's first year. Birthday week is a long standing family tradition that I absolutely had to continue once I had a family of my own. It is a week long celebration of another year in the books; and last week … Continue reading Who Motherhood Taught Me To Be
It's been a long year, but it's also been a short year. I think back on a year ago when Ezra was born and the weeks immediately following feel like a blur. I fold up some of his old clothes to give away and can't believe he was ever so small. I hold him on … Continue reading 30 Lessons I learned During My First Year of Motherhood
*Warning- this post contains graphic images offensive to some mother's who hate when kids watch t.v. I know what you're thinking, 'how could you let your child watch television? He's so young, you're stunting his brain development! He will be addicted to television, you will have a hard time getting him to play other games. … Continue reading 6 Reasons I Let My 1 Year Old Watch T.V.
Today felt like sandpaper. It was rough and seemed to rub at me with constancy. Every small thing was scraping at my nerves; having to take the car back to the shop, spending 45 minutes at T- Mobil to replace Clay's phone and leaving empty handed, Ezra refusing to fall asleep for his nap until … Continue reading Diary of an Inadequate Mom
Monday morning a Tropical Depression hit southwest Florida and like the saying goes, when it rains it pours. This storm had quite the timing and served as a fitting hyperbole to my Monday. The storm was unrelenting, strong and as it is so named, depressing. Sheets of rain pounded down and after getting to bed … Continue reading Dear Me, You’re Not Perfect
I was one of the first of my friends to get married and I was one of the first to have a baby. Being a pioneer is a tough job, treading waters that in my group of friends are relatively uncharted. Before marriage I had no one to answer to, no schedule to cross reference, … Continue reading The Growing Pains of Becoming a Mother
I love memories, knowing when my son said his first word, when he began to crawl, the first time he smiled or clapped. These milestones leave an indelible memory in a parent's mind that are too sweet to be forgotten. We cherish them and hold them dear, and write every bit in a book filled … Continue reading Why You Should Ditch the Baby Book
This is a special feature post written and contributed by Vanessa Peil at Nessa Elaine blog. All credit and content is her original writing. Whether you are a working mom, a work-from- home mom, or a stay-at- home mom, you have a huge role in caring for your family. In order to fulfill your role … Continue reading Treat yo self, mama. Tips for self-care by Nessa Elaine