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Finding Time for Me, a Working Mom

If someone asks my occupation there are numerous answers I can give: mom, wife, technical assistant, chauffeur, teacher, chef, doctor, and so on. (You get the idea.) But most important of all (even more important than a mom, I know, crazy) is that I am ME. I may be and do all those things, but if I don't take care of ME, the actual person I am, none of those other jobs/careers/occupations will ever turn out the way they are supposed to. And I'm…


Added by Erin on February 21, 2012 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

Toy Safety

The holidays are upon us and a good chunk of us are enduring the hustle and bustle for toys—either for our own kids or others' kids.

With so many toys out there, it can be overwhelming deciding on an appropriate toy for each kid. But toys need not be a dirty, dreaded word. Arm yourself with some toy safety buying knowledge and you'll be on your way to being the supreme toy giver (unless you…


Added by Erin on November 27, 2011 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

Ok, who needs a nap?

As a mom to a four month old and a ten year old, I certainly do. But then, nothing would ever get done. So how about getting the kiddos to nap.

My son was so much easier when he was an infant. He'd fall asleep anywhere. Seriously. He'd fall asleep while in his exersaucer.…


Added by Erin on October 23, 2011 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Earthquakes and Hurricanes, Oh My!

In my life I've only been through one hurricane, Gloria, in 1985. I remember my parents boarding the windows and moving the furniture away from the windows. I don't remember worrying about anything, but then I was only seven and most likely believed my parents could protect me from anything.

Now that I'm a mom myself I know the worries we go through and how much we want to protect our kids but can't say for sure that we can.

To make matters…


Added by Erin on August 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Cesarean Section: New Baby, New Feelings

I'd always thought that when I'd have another baby that my labor would be similar to my first: 3 hours at the hospital, total of 45 minutes of pushing and out pops the baby. By the time my mom got to the hospital, I was in my room, sitting on my hospital bed Indian style.

With four weeks left on my second pregnancy, that thought had begun to…


Added by Erin on June 27, 2011 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Packing for the Hospital: Labor and Delivery Style

For the first 7 months or so, you’re pretty much focused on buying all sorts of fun stuff for the baby: swings, toys, clothes. But before you know it, the 8th month creeps up on you (or for some, the 9th month sneaks right in under your…


Added by Erin on May 8, 2011 at 9:10pm — 1 Comment

Blindsided by Nearsightedness

I've still got 81 more days until I'm a mom to two—though some may argue I'm already a mom to two, but unless I'm changing diapers while chasing after my ten year old, I'm still a mom to one in my mind—yet I had my first experience with missing signs that something is up with one kid due to worrying about another.…

Added by Erin on April 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

When Baby Makes Four

Back in late 2009, my husband brought up the subject of us having another kid. It's something he's brought up multiple times over the past—at that time—7 years. But after having a baby that had to go through brain surgery at age one and then the ups and downs of parenting a special needs child, well, thinking about adding another to the mix scared the daylights out of me.

But I decided that I wanted another one. And after seeing the kiddo with his baby cousin, I realized he would love… Continue

Added by Erin on February 12, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Step Away from the Games and Get Active

When I was younger, I had rarely picked up a video game. Growing up we had an Atari 2600, a Sega Genesis, and finally a Nintendo system. But it wasn't something that my sisters or I did on a daily basis.

When my husband and I started dating, we would spend a large chunk of our time playing various games on multiple systems. I found I loved playing and so did he. So it comes to no surprise that the kiddo inherited our love of video games.…


Added by Erin on December 18, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Parenting a Special Needs Child by Mom Blogger Erin S

When you first find out you're pregnant, so many thoughts go through your head. I worried about the baby "sticking" (had a previous miscarriage), finances, and of course the usual "I hope s/he has ten fingers and ten toes."

The kiddo was born and for nine months we had a blissful time. At ten months old, things changed. He started to have tiny seizures and was spitting up…


Added by Erin on October 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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