Katya Turns One! This bash was a ton of fun! Celebrating my daughters first lap around the sun means the world to me. Big or small, both of my girls deserve it all. I began planning Katyas first birthday party when she reached her six month milestone because I knew I needed time to plan, create, and prepare an extraordinary party. It may be a cultural thing, but I enjoy having a huge celebration and going all out in everything that I do. On the other hand, I was heartbroken when quarantine began and covid-19 ruled our days. Call me … Continue reading Katya Turns One!
Dear Parents, please stop complaining about being quarantined with your kids, the ones you made and brought into this world. You chose to have these babies, remember? I understand that our current lifestyle is difficult, stressful, and uncertain. However, it isn’t your child’s fault and you should not take out your frustrations on them because believe it or not, they are struggling as much as you. We are entitled to our feelings and opinions about our current situation and I am not taking that away from you. Rather, I want you to stop and think about your actions and comments … Continue reading Dear Parents, Please Stop Complaining About Being Quarantined with Your Kids
To my mother-in-law, I want to say thank you. Thank you for the adorable clothes you buy my daughters, the countless toys, snacks, and the joy you bring them. For the adventures you take my toddler on and the memories … Continue reading To My Mother-in-Law, Thank You
I will start this post by stating it is completely normal for your infant to wake through the night, whether it’s because they are hungry or want to play. In fact, babies and adults will wake four to five times … Continue reading When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?
“I hate how much weight I’m gaining.” “My stomach looks terrible.” “These stretch marks are gross.” “I look like a whale.” “I’m going to hide under my clothes until I give birth.” These are a few sentences I heard from … Continue reading To: The Pregnant Mama, Take The Picture
Here I am, laying on the couch with a baby asleep in my arms and another asleep on my legs, I’m in heaven. Motherhood can be difficult but at times like these I’m grateful that I can experience it. Anaís … Continue reading 12 Wishes I Have for My Daughters:
Happy New Year! We welcomed another year and began a new decade this morning at 12 am and this past decade was a wonderful learning experience that brought joy, love, pain, perspective, and new life into my corner of the … Continue reading I Don’t Have A New Year Resolution for 2020
When you become a parent, you unearth a love like no other and you discover that your heart can live outside of your body. A mother’s love is protective, brave, fiery, animalistic, and I take my role as a mother … Continue reading I Put My Husband Before Our Kids, Because Their Happiness Depends on Ours
Am I a good mother? I have been repeatedly asking myself this question for months. Parenting two babies is heavy and difficult to navigate because they both have their own needs, wants, and require different parts of me.⠀⠀ My patience has been shorter and so has my temper, I feel stretched too thin. I broke down at least three times over the past few months, hearing both of my kids cry at the same time and having to take care of one before the other has brought me to my knees more than once. I feel guilty, how can ones … Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?
Did you know that SIDS is the third leading cause of infant mortality? There are approximately 2,500 infants who die from SIDS in the United States, yearly. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can occur between one month to one year of age, but most deaths occur between two to four months of age. Scientists and medical professionals haven’t discovered the exact cause of SIDS but they have some ways that us parents may be able to prevent it. How terrifying is that? Not knowing is one of my biggest fears as a parent. After the birth of my first daughter, Anaís, … Continue reading Breathe Away Your Anxiety with Smart Beat