On September 7th, 2011, I welcomed my first child into the world. Eleanor arrived nine weeks early and is now a happy, healthy one-year-old, filled with personality. This means I am entering the toddler years…yikes! Starting solids, managing temper tantrums and (hopefully soon!) toilet training. Follow along as I enter into uncharted toddler territory.
After a battle with infertility, it's official; I am officially and permanently mom-of-one.
A few hours before a 40-hour road trip, I discovered my toddler had lice. Gross.
After my first honest-to-goodness road trip with my toddler, I learned six important rules of the road.
I was greeted at the airport after a week-long trip and noticed something immediately. In the seven days I had been gone, my two-and-a-half year old had developed quite a stutter.
I’m not a hoarder. I’m a collector of memories. Right. That sounds much better.
I don’t suffer from mom guilt when I go out without my daughter. And I sometimes feel guilty about that.
I still maintain my privacy when it comes to my husband, however, standing my ground with my two-year-old is an entirely different story.
I had the opportunity to visit Turks and Caicos…without my kiddo or husband.
I always wanted a girl. I just want her to be a tomboy.
Everybody poops. Just not in the living room.
Teething tips, from one mom to another.
Eleanor finally says, "I love you". Almost.
Eleanor (and I) survive her first haircut.
With a new year comes a new set of goals. What will yours be?
Christmas is almost here, but shopping is just beginning. What do you buy a 15-month-old, anyway?
It's never too early to introduce your child to your Christmas traditions.
Eleanor was born nine weeks early and I'll be thinking about her hospital stay on November 17th--World Prematurity Day.
The other day a woman told me Eleanor is too small compared to other kids. Why do we constantly have to compare our children?
As a new mom, I have enjoyed all of Eleanor’s ‘firsts’. But the one I had really been looking forward to was her first word.