Tag: parenting

  • Hiding the Word in Little Hearts – St. Patrick’s Day BONUS

    Hiding the Word in Little Hearts – St. Patrick’s Day BONUS

    Every once and a while, Michael and I re-evaluate things that we feel that we could do better. Pretty basic, right? Budgeting, time management, marriage…But sometimes, we look at how we are doing with teaching the girls about our faith…which is a pretty big deal when you think about it. We have been given clean, […]

  • We’re Having A…..(Oh, and I passed boards…again)

    We’re Having A…..(Oh, and I passed boards…again)

    It always makes me laugh how things play out between our personal lives and our professional lives. My last set of board results were slightly overshadowed as you can see here…and I love it. For those of you who don’t know us, we have two beautiful “little” girls. Our lives have been filled with pink, […]

  • On Being Pregnant…Again

    On Being Pregnant…Again

    First, I want to get the “usuals” out of the way. Yes, we know what causes this (I’m a freaking doctor, for crying out loud). Yes, this was planned. (See #1). No, we were not/are not “trying for a boy”. We always knew we would have “3 or 4”…(see #2). And this is how we […]

  • Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Final Thoughts

    Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Final Thoughts

    A Reminder for All You WONDERFUL Mommas 28. Surround yourself with support. You have probably already heard this and will hear it again BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. LaLeche groups are everywhere. And now, there are Facebook groups, too, in case your schedule does not permit making a trip across town on a regular basis. If you […]

  • Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Back to Work

    Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Back to Work

    You’ve decided to breastfeed. Check. You’ve brought baby home. Check. But now maternity leave is coming to a close. Some people will cry for the first week. Others will have a celebration on the way out the door. Whatever your situation, here are some things to help you make the transition while still producing milk […]

  • Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Baby is Here!

    Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Baby is Here!

    Yay!!! You’ve nested, labored and delivered, and now you have finally met this little person that will absolutely flip your whole world upside down. It’s the greatest feeling in the world and the scariest, too, the first time around. But don’t be scared of your newest love. Take a deep breath. Here are some things […]

  • Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: The Nesting Phase

    Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: The Nesting Phase

    You’re pregnant! You’ve decided to breast feed. Congratulations- on BOTH counts!!! These are some things that you can actually do/purchase/prepare when you’re in this lovely energetic phase! (Please read the first post in this series before reading any further. By reading the suggestions in the following posts you are agreeing that you understand that this […]

  • Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: My Story

    Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: My Story

    Michael has been hounding me for a while to make a blog post. Haha, I don’t know that this is what he had in mind, but he seems to think it’s pretty well done. Apparently it was Breastfeeding Week…which is the perfect time to begin this post that I’ve been working on for a while. […]

  • How to Raise Miss (or Mr.) Curiosity

    How to Raise Miss (or Mr.) Curiosity

    If anyone knows Michael, I’m sure you can only imagine the curiosity with which he lived life as a child. It seems that our oldest has inherited his questioning ability, as well as his ability to remember. I wanted to make sure early on that we did our best to foster this passion for learning […]

  • Expanding Hearts and the Pictures Everyone Wants to See

    Expanding Hearts and the Pictures Everyone Wants to See

    It’s true that your heart expands when you have children. I’ve only done it twice- but it happened each time. They are two totally different people. I love them each as deeply as the other, but my relationship with each is and will be different both now and in the years to come. They will […]