Will it be mama or papa, mommy or daddy? Experts explain babies’ first words

TORONTO – Sarah Mulholland vividly remembers the first time her 13-month-old son called out “Mama.”She was cooking about two months ago when little Conri began clamouring for her attention, clinging to her legs and whining until he suddenly uttered those two simple syllables that send mothers’ hearts fluttering. Source: Will it be mama or papa,…

Officially a working mom

It’s official. I’m a working mom. I’ve heard this described on the interwebs as ‘super mom.’ Which seems silly to me, because aren’t like, almost all moms working moms these days? I guess we’re all super. Anyway. It’s hella hard. But our family is finding a groove. If you can call 4:30 a.m. wake up calls…

Milestones

Four months?! Where has the time gone? Our little munchkin is now rolling from back to front and front to back, and pushing himself forward. I fear we’re going to have an early crawler! Waaah! I’m not ready! Actually for the most part we’re having a lot of fun these days. He is noticing the…

Mommy time

My husband told me I should update my blog, because people are concerned. So here I am. Everything is okay. I’m finding my way with this new mommy gig. So breastfeeding. Yup, we’re still doing it. But I did have another blocked duct about a week ago. It sucked. Again. But again, it cleared up…

Struggles

  Last time I managed to catch up with my blog I posted about how we had finally gotten breastfeeding going. Well it hasn’t been without its ups and downs. I hear this is pretty normal but I think for us it has been especially difficult. My first Mothers’ Day started out very sweet: a…

Are we having fun yet?

Hey there… just checking in. This Momming thing is hard. So we have breastfeeding going — woot! Well sort of anyway. I’m still finding it massively frustrating at times but we’re sticking with it. We’re supplementing (still with the lactation aid) about 2-3 times a day with formula because my little man doesn’t seem to…

Introducing Conri

Forgive my absenteeism… but there’s a pretty good reason for it this time. We welcomed our little bundle of joy, Conri, into the world a little over 3 weeks ago, just in time for spring!   We’ve had quite a ride and this has all been much more challenging than I anticipated. Maybe there’s no…

Baby’s room on a dime

Any parent-to-be will tell you that kids are expensive. They are indeed. But it’s also amazing how much stuff you can get your hands on for either a really great deal or even free. For instance, we put the baby’s room together for just slightly over $400. Yes, babies need stuff. But they grow so…

39 weeks and counting

The sun is shining, the snow is melting and I’m enjoying week two of vacation while we wait for baby to arrive. It has been so incredibly refreshing to have all this time to myself. I am knocking projects off my to-do list like nobody’s business. In fact I have about a half a dozen…

Baby Drool Bandanas

Before Christmas I had a whole day visit with my pal Angie and her baby Nathan wherein Angie downloaded virtually every bit of new-mommy info she possibly could — and I gratefully ate it all up. One of her words of advice was to make a whole bunch of baby drool bandanas. You can buy…