Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, June 28, 2010
The new baby is here! So, I'm going to take a break. (No, I can't take a break from my full-time mom duties, but blogging will have to be put on hold, for at least a while.)
But don't fret! You can still get your The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly fix! Just take a peek back at my past posts, using the links to the right. And I'll be back soon with some more snarky insights and misadventures of being a full-time mom!
In the meantime, I'll be thinking of a blogger nickname to give the little guy. Any suggestions?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I had given away my old diaper bag. I didn't need it anymore, with both my kids potty-trained, and we weren't sure if we were going to have anymore kids. I didn't really liking this particular one in the first place, and I found it impractical even when I did need it. So, it was donated, along with all my other maternity and baby items, about 2 years ago.
- Diapers (more than you think you'll need -- one for every hour you'll be out)
- Changing pad
- Diaper-rash cream
- 2 burp cloths
- 1 receiving blanket
- Extra sweater, shirt, pants, and pair of socks for baby
- Hat (sun hat for sunny days, knit cap for cold days)
- Baby sunscreen
- Baby bottles, depending on how long between feedings
- Formula (if you use them)
- At least one toy or book
- Baby's favorite comfort item
- 2 bibs
- Two pacifiers (if you use them)
- Plastic bags for tossing dirty diapers or wrapping up soiled clothes
- Extra shirt for you for unexpected spills
- Personal items for you like cell phone, wallet, etc.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
A couple of years ago I wrote a post about my Mommy Exercise Plan, filled with daily parenting activities that make us moms break out in a sweat and raise our heartbeats. Whether or not they actually burn calories is debatable, but I think they should, anyway. And now that I'm pregnant, I decided to write a list especially for us expecting mommies.
- Tie your shoes.
- Apply lipstick.
- Walk up and down the aisles at Wal-Mart.
- Walk up the stairs in your own house.
- Stir a pot of soup on the stove.
- Bend down to pick up anything.
- Get in the car and buckle your seat belt.
- Get up to answer the phone.
- Get up to do anything.
- Open the back door to let the dog out.
- Sweep the floor. Or, (for more a more advanced workout) vacuum.
- Make your bed.
And, for the most well-trained, experienced athletes only:
*******Change the sheets on the upper bunk of a set of bunk beds.*********
I myself have performed all of the above activities and can therefore attest that they will get a pregnant woman sweating and her heart pumping! And, if they technically don't "burn calories" or "increase stamina" or any of those other supposed "benefits" of exercise, they sure wipe me out!
Did I leave any out?
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
I'm in my last month, and those contractions are coming. You know what I mean. The slightly painful but always annoying tightening of the abdomen that sometimes makes it hard to breathe. They are irregular and infrequent, and just plain irritating. What's frustrating about these guys is that these aren't the good, productive kind of contractions. These are the Heidi Montag of contractions: totally fake.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
I appreciate a beautiful, strong woman. But when they say stupid things that insult us plain Janes, I get annoyed. Really annoyed. Here is a collection of quotes from one of the most stuck-up moms in Hollywood, Gisele Bundchen.