Mom to Mom: Family Planning and the Unplanned

Posted by Becca on 3/2/2015 to Mom Madness
family planningWhen I got married, there was one thing I suddenly had to think about that I hadnít given any though to before: birth control. I know Iím not in the majority here, many women think about it far before marriage, but for my husband and I birth control was a moot point until

Mom to Mom: Just another crazy day in the life of a mom!

Posted by Becca on 2/2/2015 to Mom Madness
motherhoodI wake up at 5:00am every day so that I can have some time to myself. Itís not that I donít love my children and my hubby, but after teaching part time and coming directly home to take care of my sweethearts and then chasing after them for most of the afternoon, I find

Pregnancy: When to find out the gender of your baby?

Posted by Becca on 1/28/2015 to Mom Madness
gender revealBack when my mom was first having children, discovering the gender before birth wasnít very common, and Iím not sure it was even an option when she was pregnant with me. Iím the oldest of seven and I believe the first time she discovered the gender of one of my...(read more)

Mom to Mom: Preschoolers, Math and the Value of a Dollar!

Posted by Becca on 1/20/2015 to Mom Madness
preschool,homeschool,mathMy daughter is five years old, hasnít started kindergarten yet, and, though sheís learned some basic preschool math, she really has no concept of money yet. For instance: She had a particular dolly that she really, really, wanted. We counted up

Fun Cloth Diapering and the "Collect them all" mentaility

Posted by Becca on 1/8/2015 to Cloth Diaper Humor
cloth diapersI have to admit to you, I have a ďcollect them allĒ mentality when it comes to cloth diapers. When I first started buying them, I made sure I had every bumGenius 3.0 available. Back in 2009 that wasnít difficult because they didnít even have prints yet. I remember when Fuzzi Bunz changed their colors to a more brilliant palate a year after...(read more)

Mom to Mom: Coping with being a parent AND being sick!

Posted by Becca on 1/6/2015 to Mom Madness
sick momYouíve heard the saying, ďParents donít get a sick day.Ē If you are a parent, you know how true that statement rings! Iíve found that it is especially true if you are a working parent because you save all your paid sick days for when your kids are sick rather for

Mom to Mom: The Difficult Toddler Stage

Posted by Becca on 12/22/2014 to Mom Madness
toddler stageMy son has reached that magical age where independence surpasses ability. He is infinitely curious and wants to experience everything, but is either not allowed or unable to do so. He opens drawers and empties them, then replaces their contents with his toys or (read more...)

Create GIFTS worth giving with these kid-made Christmas gift ideas!

Posted by Becca on 12/15/2014 to Mom Madness
christmas gifts made by kidsItís that time again! The time of year when the scent of pine fills your living room, the sound of Christmas carols fills your ears, and your floors and tables are filled with tape, wrapping paper, and brown paper packages!

Baby's First Christmas, Keepsake Gift Ideas

Posted by Becca on 11/26/2014 to Green Living
baby's first christmasMy daughter was only two and a half months old when her first Christmas came. She was still young and hadnít really mastered the art of grabbing or playing. Her best play was done through eye contact and smiles that first Christmas. She didnít have any interest in ripping open paper packages and was barely learning to grasp things with her tiny fingers. (read more)

Mom to Mom: My TWO Different Yet Beautiful Births

Posted by Becca on 9/30/2014 to Mom Madness
water birthIn a couple of weeks, I will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the day I became a Mom: in other words, my daughterís fifth birthday. As usual, Iíll spend the day reminiscing about the precious details of the day she was born. The night before, Iíll
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