Sunday, May 29, 2011

There are a Zillion different Sleep Methods...

I just googled "sleep baby" and got 161,000,000 hits.  To anyone that has had kids you know that getting your kid to sleep is a constant topic of discussion/debate.  I read the Ferber book, the Baby Whisperer, The No Cry Sleep Solution, and scoured the internet.  A mommy needs rest in order to be a nice mommy!

Monday, May 16, 2011


I have a confession:  As much as I'd like to say my children are well behaved angels, Pumpkin has started pinching.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Picky Eater

My 2 year old is a picky eater. Now before you tell me "Well Duh! All toddlers are picky eaters", let me explain what I mean.

At 4 months old, we excitedly mixed up some rice cereal for Honeybee. Her first taste of solid food! A moment that every new parent gets excited about. I spooned some of the greyish-beigh sludge into her mouth and the face that I got was a "Mommy what is this crap you are trying to poison me with" look. We tried several more times but to no We move on to babyfood in the form of strained peas, carrots, sweet potatoes and apples. Again, no luck. Honeybee would fight and spit out any bit of food we gave her.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rear Facing until Age 2!!

It has been over a month since the American Academy of Pediatrics revised their guidelines on car seat safety and I just wanted to urge my friends and loved ones take a second look at carseat safety.

"In a new policy published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online March 21), the AAP advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat."

The bare minimum recommendation used to be 1 year and 20 pounds to turn your child forward facing.  Now the AAP is finally getting their guidelines up to date with the minimums that car seat technicians have been recommending for years.  These days, combination car seats can rear face somewhere between 33-45 pounds.  They also recommend that when rear-facing is outgrown,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Who Needs to be Taught Manners?

A few days ago, I was out shopping with Honeybee. As I was looking for what I needed, an older woman came over and said to Honeybee "You are such a sweet and beautiful girl!"  To which I replied " Honeybee, "You say "thank you" when someone says something nice to you - say thank you." Of course Honeybee chooses this moment to get shy. The woman looks at me and says: "Oh, don't force her to say thank you, you shouldn't push it."  in a very reprimanding tone with a disapproving the look on her face.  "No, Mummy, shouldn't force you to do anything, you little dear!" Now, I didn't think I was "forcing it". I certainly wasn't twisting her arm or being mean or even that strong about it.  I was simply using it as a "teachable moment".

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies out there!

I've had this post draft for a week now as an empty page with a title, trying to figure out what this post would become.  So here I am on the Morning of Mother Day, trying to figure it out - with my family still asleep. Isn't this the one day I am supposed to sleep in? Apparently my internal sleep clock has a mean sense of humor.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sippy Cup vs Dishwasher (plus a mini review on the Foogo)

The dishwasher won.  It ate 2 of the lids to my relatively expensive Thermos Foogo brand sippy cups.  One was the older style, so I won't mourn it's loss too long but the other was rather new.  I was so distraught (well not really) that I didn't even get a picture of the melted lids to show off here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A little something for the Daddies! (Mommies you can read it too!)

It's no secret that there are a lot of mommy blogs out there. But as my husband found out there is not that much out there for the Daddies. Or at least not much that resonated with him.  So he decided to write his own blog in the hopes that he could help other new daddies.
Go check it out and feel free to leave him comments there (or here and we will pass them along to him) about what you think.

Click the link below to read:
Wrapped Around Her Finger - A New Dad’s Journal of Adventures and Acceptance

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Melanoma Research Fundraiser Extended For Mommies Being Mommies Readers!

Good morning everyone!

Kelly Levy has extended her Melanoma Research Fundraiser until May 10, 2011

If you hadn't read the previous post here it is: Melanoma Fundraiser

EEK! This pic makes me
want to hide it the shade!
If you order $24 or more in Avon products with at least 1 item that has SPF in it, she will donate 30% of it to the Melanoma Research fund.   As an added bonus,  if you purchase $30 worth of products online you can get free shipping too.  

This fundraiser also includes Avon's Tiny Tillia website.  If you go to, find a representative, put in my last name "Levy" and state: Massachusetts, then choose Kelly Levy and start shopping for baby and mommy must haves. They have some really adorable stuff! 

Remember as pretty as it is, you still
need protection from the sun!
You can contact her directly at kellscrafts [at] gmail [dot] com. Orders can either go directly through Kelly via email or you can order from her and the the proceeds will go to the Melanoma Research Fund. (And don't forget to mention that you you came from Mommies Being Mommies!)

This is a cause that is of special significance to Kelly as well, as her aunt has stage 4 Melanoma!

Lets help out Kelly in such a worthy cause!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Blog Hop!

 We've joined up with for a Blog Hop.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Find yourself a Mommy Mentor!

Being a mommy is something I've only been doing for 4 and a half years.  Maybe we can even round up to 5 years if we count being pregnant.  Even though some of my "brand new to being a mommy" friends seem to think I'm an old pro at this, (who knows why but thanks for the vote of confidence!)  I still feel like I'm muddling my way through everything.

Many of the people I work with have older children (yet still young enough that their parenting advice is more or less up to date) and I absolutely cherish their advice on parenting.