Thursday, December 19, 2013

Avoiding Holiday ‘Mom Guilt’

So if you've read any of my recent posts (the few that I've done), or know me in my real life, you know that I've been a bit frazzled lately.  This working mom of 2 is hard.  This having a child who wears a pesky helmet for 23 hours a day and has to be cleaned with rubbing alcohol daily and do physical therapy 3x a day is hard.  I've been a bit of a mess lately.

So as you may know (or may not know), I write a monthly post for the Primrose blog, 360 Parenting.  Way back in January we set my topics for the year and for December the topic was selected as mom guilt and the holidays.  Since I’ve been on the ledge this past month, it was very ironic for me to write a post advising others to do something I am failing at doing.  But in writing it, it did help me put things in perspective and so, I share my post with y’all in hopes that we all can let go of the mom guilt this holiday season...and always! 

Avoiding Holiday ‘Mom Guilt’

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Toddler Talks

On 15 December 2013 at 9:55 AM...

"Coloring with L this Sunday morning:
L: Mommy do you like coffee?
Me: yes, I love coffee!
L: Daddy likes beer!
Me: (laughing) yes, he does.

Captured with Momento –

Saturday, December 7, 2013

On Friday, this happened...


My dad thinks he looks like a storm trooper!  What do you think???

I'm still getting used to the whole thing but luckily Julian is warming up to his new accessory.  He gradually works up to wearing it 23 hours a day.  Today he wore it a total of 6 hours and did great.  Tomorrow he'll take his first nap in the helmet.  I'm hoping that goes well.  Perhaps the helmet will turn out to be some magic sleep solution and he'll start sleeping through the night.  One can wish!

Otherwise we are doing OK.  More on that later.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raising a Grateful Child

Raising a Grateful Child

Check out my latest parenting post on 360 Parenting!!!  I admit to raising a spoiled kid.  Go me!