15 months…too soon to start potty training

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So I noticed that my daughter is now going into the bathroom and standing by the toliet randomly. I was scratching my head like hmmm what is she doing. Is it possible that she is ready to start potty training?? Can that really be the case??

Seems a bit early but I am one of those people who pays attention to signed so I went ahead and purchased two different pottys. One for home and one for travel!!

Always gotta be prepared!!

Nights like these…

So here is a day in the life of a police officers wife…

An indictment comes down or DOESN’T and now they hold the police officers in the event that people start protesting.

So of course they start protesting and now they are stuck at work…

As a new mom and new wife the other aspect of this life… is the life of a cop’s wife.  And it is very different.  They think they are going in for day and have to stay..they protect and serve their city when everyone is rallying against them.

And while I may not always agree with the practices of others and how the force is run generally, it is still a job for my love.

Soon I will have to find the right words for my child and be able to explain to her about the life of her father and his role in society.   It can be a hard pill to swallow.

And you just want them to come home at night and be a husband and a father…

Every day that they leave you …you just have to hope that they return….

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!

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!

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!