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Wow. I can’t believe I didn’t write one line here in over a month!
My loyal readers, I apologize. A lot has happened. Eric got very sick and proved to me once again that I am capable of a lot, to help my baby get better. That I am a Mom first, a wife second, [...]
This question has been on my mind a lot lately. Maybe Eric’s second birthday triggered it all and maybe it’s the endless questions of everybody we know (and don’t know!) “So when are you having another child?”.
It’s funny how people feel completely free to ask you such a personal question - especially the perfect [...]
Wow. I can’t believe today is the last day of 2009. It seems like only days ago we were celebrating it’s beginning. And just in time, Simplemom.net posted some questions for me, as a parent, to think about, to look back and see how I measure up - and to make future plans.
Here’s what [...]
My wonderful readers and fellow bloggers,
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May all of you spend it the way you like it - with tons of guests and visitors, or just the closest family, the important thing is that you make it special.
Every year we have 10 good months and 2 crazy months. Did I say crazy? I meant 2 wacky, insane, psycho, lunatic months. This is when Eric’s grandparents are visiting from overseas.
Frankly, I find the whole situation ironic. They come and I quote “to help out with the kid”. But instead they turn our life upside down, drive everyone absolutely mad (family dog is no exception) and make me SO tired. Instead of looking after one child, I find myself looking after one child and two adults, who present constant and immediate danger to him.
Take it as a quiz. How many things your kids like can you name in one minute?
0 - You’re a crappy parent.
1 - You’re a forgetful parent.
2 - You’re a busy parent.
3 - You could have done better.
4 - Not bad, but you need to try harder.
5 - Ok, that’ll do.
6 - Stop [...]
Since I can remember, frugality guides me in most of the things that I do. It doesn’t mean I get it right every time, nor does it mean I don’t make mistakes in my choices and decisions. Last vacation was the perfect example of such mistake, when frugal spelled disaster.
Sometimes, certain things simply can’t [...]
Ever since Eric turned 12 months, I started to get this question a lot. Everybody seemed to be interested in what he is eating, from our child’s health nurse to people I accidentally bumped into after not seeing them for months.
And 9 times out of 10 the question “What is he eating?” was followed by “Is he eating what you’re eating?”. I would normally start telling them about how I cook separately for Eric and they would get this worried look on their faces. And then they would start questioning me why Eric doesn’t eat what the rest of the family eats. The message was loud and clear - it is wrong to be feeding the child special meals.
This got me thinking - am I really doing something silly here? Obviously there are many reasons to feed the baby what Rob and I eat.