November 25, 2014

The Potty Parade

This post from my friend Cat had me laughing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

I now have a 2-year-old who is mostly potty-trained (except nights), but it took some work to get there. We were doing great at home, but my daughter HATED public bathrooms! She mostly hated the noisy flush. Automatic, manual, didn't matter. She even cried about going into the bathroom with me when I needed to go. Luckily, she's a holder, so it was never a question of accidents. It was more just getting her comfortable with other toilets.

I knew we had to fix this, so I picked a nice day and we went on a Potty Parade.

November 20, 2014

Solo Parenting and Pregnant (Life Moves On During Deployments)

One of my favorite bloggers is taking over my blog today and sharing what it's like to be pregnant while your husband is deployed.  If you've never visited her blog before, please head on over once you've read the post!

Hi y'all! I'm Jessica from Jessica Lynn Writes. When PoeKitten asked me to write a post for her while she's off snuggling her new baby, I couldn't resist. I'll just jump right in with my post—it's about being pregnant during not one, but two deployments!

The first time I found out I was pregnant my husband deployed 10 days later for a seven-month tour. In retrospect, I'm lucky we found out before he left; I have several friends who discovered they were pregnant once their husband was already "in the sandbox." I'm also extremely fortunate that he came home before the baby was born.

November 18, 2014

5 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby

I have a guest post for you, from another one of my favorite bloggers, Vanessa. She has some great tips for returning to work after having a baby:

As a mother of three I am no stranger to postpartum anxiety. There's sleep deprivation mixed with physical recovery in addition to all the questions that creep up no matter how many kids you've had and newborns you've raised. For the mom who has to return to work, there is even more worry and stress piled on.


November 13, 2014

Love Fulfills Dreams {Day 38 of The Love Dare}

I’m taking part in blogging about the 40 day Love Dare hosted by Tausha over at Tausha.O.  A different blogger has taken a day of the dare and blogged about it. I’ll admit that I haven’t done all 38 days of the Dare but I have been following along with the bloggers.  I picked day 38 talking about dreams because The Man and I recently attended a marriage enrichment retreat.  One of the things we talked about was dreams.  Not in depth and kind of in passing actually but some of what was said has stayed with me and I’d like to share it with you.

Many Waters The Love Dare Love Fulfills Dreams

November 11, 2014

I Was A Strong Willed Child

I knew I wouldn’t be up to blogging right after having Punkin so I lined up some blog post from some of my very favorite bloggers.  Today I have JC from  Me and My Soldierman.  She’s a new mama to super adorable Baby G. If you’ve never checked out her blog before you should (but after you read this post!) 

Every time I see one of those "surviving a strong-willed child" posts going around, I can't help but smirk. Some of them are good, some of them make me shake my head, but all of them bring back memories.