Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What is mommy time?

What is mommy time? I have to tell you that this is an area I struggle with greatly. All mommies need time to themselves! Raise your hand if you feel guilty leaving your kids, even though you’re ready to get away? The joys of motherhood, right?

The important point is that you actually take time for yourself. Money may be tight and you can’t pay for a sitter, so how do you spend time by yourself? One of the ways you can spend time with yourself is to swap childcare with your mommy friends. This is sometimes harder than it seems because everyone runs the other way when it’s their turn to watch the kids. Just try to stick to the childcare swap and follow through with your promises.

Have your husband or significant other watch the children for you. I know a lot of dads are scared to spend that alone time with the kids, but it needs to happen. Even if he watches them for a few hours while you just get out of the house. Don’t pawn your kids off on a stranger, but there are ways to find childcare for little to no cost. In some cases, it might also be appropriate to just hire a sitter. Everyone can afford a once-in-a-while sitter….right?

Mommy time just makes you a better mom. It helps you appreciate those times that you spend with your kids. It doesn’t mean there won’t be poop, pee or vomit involved, but it’s worth the risk.

Monday, March 19, 2012

What to do while your kids play outside...

It’s spring time and that means our kids are going to be spending a little more time outside. Well, let’s face it; they will be spending a LOT more time outside. What are we mommies supposed to do while our kid’s play outside? First of all, it’s good for the whole family to be outside playing and having fun, but it’s not really all that appealing when you’re an adults. Here are some ideas for you to have fun while you are outside with your kids:

Lay out in the sun

It’s not impossible to relax while your kids are outside playing. Layout in the sun and let the warm breeze relax you. At least you can look tan if you’re going to spend a lot of time out in that warm weather. J

Exercise

What is exercise? You know it’s that thing you do (or that you’re supposed to do) to keep in shape. While you are outside with your kids, feel free to do lunges, squats and run in place while your kids run around. All of these little fitness features really add up, but it’s up to you to actually do them. There are about a million and one things you can do outside while your kids are playing. Just learn to be creative!

Play with your kids

Kids are in shape because they actually run around and burn their energy. You may not be able to keep up, but you can still run around and do what they do. You’re in the comfort of your own backyard, so no one will notice. Have fun with your kids and before you know it, you will be losing weight too.

Staying fit is important, so you can remember those precious moments with your kids. After all, Mommies Priceless Moments is about witnessing those hilarious, precious and downright amazing moments with your children.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Potty Training Disaster

Poop is that “one word” that moms hate to hear. There are tons of horror stories about parenthood and poop. I’m sure if you think back, you can recall at least one or two of your own poop stories. Here is a story a young mom shared with me about her poop adventure:
My son is turning three this week, but potty training has been quite the journey. He has decided that peeing on the potty is not a big deal, but pooping on the potty is something he will not do. A few nights ago, my husband put our son to bed. My husband had a friend over and I was working late into the night. Here it is going on 10 o’clock and my husband was still not successful in getting our almost three year old to bed.
Finally, I gave up and decided to go check on our son myself. I walk into the room and my son is completely covered in poop. He had decided to poop and try to cover it up. He had taken off his diaper; poop was all over the floor. He had determined he wanted to use his hands to help wipe up the mess. When I walked in it looked as though he had finger painted with poop. He also looked like a warrior because he had taken his hands and wiped his face with it.
I spent a long time cleaning up the entire mess and laughing to myself because if you don’t laugh, you will cry.
Can you share your worst poop story with us? After all, we are all parents on here and it’s good to laugh at each other.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sorry Safeway!

My husband and I decided to go pick up some dessert at our local Safeway. I bundled up my two year old Tyson and rushed into the store. I let him down and we all headed to the dessert area. As my husband and I looked at the selection of cookies I heard a crackle to my right. I quickly turned my head and there was Tyson. He had grabbed a cake out of the refrigerated area and was holding it upside down. “Oh No!” As I leaped toward Tyson he froze and I was able to grab the cake from his hands and flip it right side up. My husband I examined the damage, the cake was smashed to the top of the lid.
“That’s alright” my husband said. “They are use to kids doing that kind of stuff.”
We put the cake down and headed over to the dairy section. As I was looking at the eggs I glanced over and notice a women looking down at my legs with a very strange look on her face, a look of utter disapproval and disgust. (Thinking back at it I wish I could have slapped that look off her face, but anyways) I immediately looked down and saw my son with a carton of eggs in his hand. He somehow managed to flip the carton upside down and an egg was rolling toward the lady with the ugly face.  I quickly grabbed the eggs from my son picked up the roll-a-way egg shoved it back into the carton and put the eggs back in the freezer. I grabbed my son under my arms and rushed over to the next row where my husband was looking at cereal.
I told him about the ordeal, we both agreed it would be safer for Safeway’s products if we put Tyson in the cart. We shoved him in the front of the cart and quickly rushed off to the fruit section. My son loves strawberries and it’s about the only fruit he will eat so I grabbed him a basket. He got very excited when he saw the strawberries so I handed them to him to hold. When we were about 6 feet away from the line he dropped them. I was so embarrassed; I got down on my knees and began to pick them up. One of the clerks saw me and told me it was okay and to go get another basket. I said okay and rushed off, grabbed another pack of strawberries and head back to the line. I was in such a hurry to get back to the line I was flapping both of my arms like a wild chimp. All of a sudden my arm hit a carton of small tomatoes and they went flying in the air. I couldn’t believe it! I fell to the floor and picked up all the tomatoes in a matter of seconds. I had the crumpled carton of tomatoes in one hand and the basket of strawberries in the other. I ran over to the check-out-line where my husband and son were waiting. I couldn’t believe how much destruction one family could cause in a matter of minutes. I was sure that the next time I went to Safeway our pictures would be posted on the wall with a note that told the employees not to let us enter. J Unbelievable I haven’t seen one yet!
Has anyone else ever had a traumatic moment like this with your child?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Natomas Magazine!!! Yeppie!

Hello everyone,

I am very excited to be in the November issue of the Natomas Magazine.  My book Mommies' Priceless Moments is available as an ebook at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com, here is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/Mommies-Priceless-Moments-ebook/dp/B005CBJCQU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320007307&sr=8-1

Thank you for all your support! :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Check Out Mother Road

I am very excited! Sofia, author of Mother Road has just done a review on my book Mommies’ Priceless Moments. Check out her blog at: http://motheroad.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/just-what-you-needmore-stories-about-poop/
Not only can you read the review she did on my book, but her blog is hilarious! Like me she is a real mom who is not afraid to talk about motherhood. J