Parenting with Pinterest

One of the immediate realizations that every mother must experience is that children do not come with a manual.  How does one know how many times to feed them, bathe them or even take them outside.  What is good?  What is bad?  Too much or too little?

I found tons and tons of answers online and more recently Pinterest.

Here are some PINS that I found super helpful.

Early Childhood Development

How much Sleep does your child need?

Foods for babies

Babies First Year: Senses and Motor Skills

You can learn alot from social media!  Let me know if you have some Pins that you would love to share!

Words to Inspire: In a child’s eyes

“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Maternal Separation Anxiety

My Nanny called in sick on the first day??  Is that a sign…of COURSE IT IS!!

Because I am in Sales, I view the job as a nanny like the child is their client.  And to me first impressions are everything.

I am also learning how one of the greatest challenges in motherhood is who will watch your child when you cannot be there and how you get over the hurdle of allowing someone else to care for your child.  I know some people have NO challenges with this but I suppose that as a first time mom it can be scary!

I diagnosed myself with Maternal Separation Anxiety.  I am generally an anxiety filled person so this is just the absolute WORST!!  i look forward to when she can talk so that i can feel more comfortable with her going places without me!!

Everyone says things get better and I am holding them to it!

Starbucks’ New Chestnut Praline Latte Will Save Us From the Pumpkin Spice Latte

Can’t wait to try this! Funny what excites you when you become a mom!

TIME

Ladies and gentleman, take heart, the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s reign of terror is coming to an end.

Your knight in shining armor is the Starbucks’ new-nationwide Chestnut Praline Latte, slated for release at Starbucks locations across the country this fall.

The impending national release of the Chestnut Praline Latte (from here on out referred to as ‘CPL’) is consequential because, as an overly sweet, holiday-themed liquid dessert disguised as a coffee drink, the CPL is poised to displace the Pumpkin Spice Latte in the hearts of bros, basics and whoever else drinks those things everywhere.

The Chestnut Praline Latte has the advantage of being named for two actual ingredients — criteria the Pumpkin “Spice” Latte cannot claim to meet.

Lest the import of this news not resonate with you, consider the hysteria that has gripped America as we have grappled with life in the age of Peak Pumpkin. Just…

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Day 289: Words of Hard-Earned (and not always followed) Wisdom for New Parents

the #365things project

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I get asked for parenting advice quite often. Probably for no other reason than I am constantly online like, “I AM A PARENT.” Seriously. But, as we have just passed the milestone of #SirEllisRoy’s first birthday I guess it’s appropriate to perhaps reflect on what I have learned in the last year. Well, there is not enough time to share EVERYTHING I have learned. So, I will narrow it down the the three things I would want to share with a new parent (should they ever ask my directly if I had any advice because one piece of advice I would DEFINITELY give is NEVER to give advice unless you are asked. Why? It’s annoying. I know you think you are being helpful. But, you are not. I am tired and you are annoying me when you do that. That’s pretty much it.

Ok! Here you go Dave Romanelli! (check…

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Saturday Night

Saturday night in mom world…is SOOOOOOOOOO different.  I had to ask myself…I wonder what my mom was doing on Saturday night when I was a baby.  Or its possible that at the time everyone had children so people all hung out together??

Points to ponder…

So then I asked her and she said that she would go out early and in the late hours she was home.  She also noted that she used to try to be so organized that she would have the cereal bowls on the table the night before just to save her the step.

Very interesting!

Always carry batteries

Today I traveled for the first time and left the baby with grandma.   It was a simple day trip.   I did them all the time before she was born for work.

But today.

I got up almost 3 hours before I needed to get her ready and then myself.   She was fine by my biggest task was where was I going to pump.   I was only taking a 2 hour 20 min train.  

Well I made it thru the ride down and my client visit and back to the train station and thought I was going to explode if I touched my chest!   Where were the outlets… Where was a bathroom that had a place for private??  Didn’t this exist?   I got desperate and went to the ticket line and begged the clerk for a private place.   A private place didn’t exist…

The story ended with me buying batteries… Putting them in the pump and then crouching down in a stall to pump.  Annoying but the job was done.  
I got back on the train and then went to pick up my daughter.  I thought to myself… Gosh life changes so fast!!

She barely ate… Which was awesome because I didn’t have to pump again ad just fed her.

Breastfeeding by its nature attaches you and requires you to get relief from one another.   I got the rocky feeling relieved and she got her nourishment.

Sheesh… Long day!