Shout Out to My Children

A miracle happened in my house the other day. Not the angels singing kind – but close. My girls, at only 4 & 6, found a core of empathy and actually took care of ME. This is my shout out to my children. Our entire household has been swept up in a sickness so diabolical […]

Posted March 14, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom / 1 Comment

10 Things To Appreciate About Your Child Today

In the give and take world of parenting, frustrations and arguments happen – ones that often distract us from the joy of parenting and can leave us angry, distraught and engulfed in a cycle of “if only they would…”. Kids are pre-programmed to push our buttons, sometimes jamming them so hard that it inspires the […]

Posted March 10, 2017 by Heather in Children, Fun Stuff, Life as a Mom, Parenting / 1 Comment

Why can’t you give cough medicine to a young child?

We are currently experiencing the 4th recent bought of sickness in the household – a lovely, bouncing effect that attacks each and every member of the family. My youngest at only 4 years old, is suffering large, body heaving coughing fits that result in vomiting, accompanied by yet another ear infection. Fever, chills, aches – […]

Posted March 7, 2017 by Heather in Children, Parenting / 5 Comments

How to clean old marker or crayon off your walls

Old Marker or Crayon marks on your walls? How to FINALLY get them clean! We’ve all been there.. our charming child is quietly drawing with markers or crayons when suddenly they realize those wide open white walls are a perfect canvas for art! While I can’t really blame my youngest Picasso (seriously… walls kinda DO […]

Posted March 5, 2017 by Heather in Hack, Parenting / 0 Comments

Controlling the Hidden MOM Anger

  Mom Anger Before I became a mother, anger was an emotion I was familiar with, yet not overly burdened by. It appeared in my life and departed just as quickly, sometimes leaving scars yet often only gifting me with tiredness and a sense of indignation. I wasn’t an angry person, at least no more […]

Posted March 3, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 4 Comments

What does that Professional Breastfeeding Title really mean?

What is in a name?   When is comes to breastfeeding support, there are plenty of credentials that get tacked on to the end of names, but what do they mean? CLEC?  IBCLC?  What do any of the titles mean?  For such a simple sounding thing, Lactation is a big field, and there are many […]

Posted February 28, 2017 by Heather in Breastfeeding, Lactation / 0 Comments

Finding ‘Me Time’ when you have NO time

It’s 5:30 in the morning and I stare at a computer screen, sleep still in my eyes and tiredness pulling at my bones. Sometimes I wonder if these early mornings are worth it – if losing those last few moments of rest really helps my sanity, or just ensures that I lose it a bit […]

Posted February 27, 2017 by Heather in Life as a Mom / 0 Comments

A New Path

  Between the time when I was wiser and knew exactly what I was and what I wanted in life to the present, things… changed. Life laughed at my plans, upended my goals and set me on a path I never envisioned – a path that has led me across the country, through careers and […]

Posted February 26, 2017 by Heather in Uncategorized / 1 Comment