Baby, what’s your sign (language)?


From the very beginning, I’ve felt The Bee has been one big guessing game. We learned quickly that while most of his cries were about food, nap time or expressing his total hatred for tummy time, there were times where we had absolutely no clue what he desired. And as his crying bordered on hysterical… Read More

Wordy Journey: Building a Vocabulary in My Toddler!


The Bee’s approaching 18 months and like most 1st time moms, I worry about his development more than I should. Being that he’s exhibited slight delays (and that’s of course my “expert” opinion) I wanted to make sure that we were doing whatever we could to help him “catch up.” Especially in the speech department!… Read More

Answer to my Sippy Cup Prayer? We’ll See!


I don’t know how it crept up on me, but The Bee’s approaching 17 months. And I’m embarrassed to admit it, but… he still has two bottles a day of milk. Now before you give me The Lecture (and believe me, our pediatrician’s given me The Lecture plenty of times), I have been trying, truly.… Read More

Confessions of a Working Mom Part 1: The Confessional Opens!


One year. It’s been one year since I’ve rejoined the workforce. It was hard to pry myself away from The Bee (literally, I was a breastfeeding machine!), but I had no choice as my dear hubby got laid off when The Bee was 3 months old and we decided it would be best that he… Read More

KidKraft Plush Dinosaur Rocker Review


KidKraft’s Bargain Rocker Is A Good Deal We’ve all seen the KidKraft rockers on various deal-a-day websites and I finally caved after seeing it for the 5th time since The Bee was getting into ride-on toys. KidKraft was established in 1968 and develops a variety of children’s furniture and toys. From kitchens to personalized toy… Read More

Can we get a do-over of the phrase “Sleeping Like a Baby?”


Ahh, the middle of the night. I’ve become quite familiar with it. During one of my recent stints of being up with The Bee, I remembered the phrase “Sleeping Like a Baby” and started to laugh. Pre-baby, I thought that it meant peaceful, restful and quiet sleep. Post-baby, I can clearly see I was SO… Read More

Road tripping with a toddler? Easier than you would believe!


“Honey, tickets to fly will cost us $350” “Hmm, why don’t we drive instead?” “Sure, I’m sure we’ll enjoy the ride!” And with those famous words, my fate was sealed: An 8 hour (one-way) road trip to a destination just south of San Francisco, CA. Over the Christmas holiday. With a 14-month old. Doable? YES!… Read More

Gyro Bowl: A No-Spill Bowl? Yes! For the most part that is…


I had a pleasant mini vacation over the holidays where I could stay up until the wee hours of the night because I didn’t have to work the next day! Of course, staying up meant the informercials were out in full force during late night programming on the TV. Now I’ve been able to ignore… Read More

Top Holiday Picks for You, the Last Minute Shopper


I don’t intentionally buy at the last minute. I’m quite proud to say that I bought presents on Christmas Eve only ONCE and this year I finished on December 20 (not by choice mind you, we’re going out of town and I had to get done “early”)! But, I’m a procrastinator by nature. It’s where… Read More

Announcing Your Pregnancy- The Holiday Edition


Around this time last year, I was blessed with the news that my best friend was pregnant! Being that it was right around the holidays, we all thought Christmas day would be a great way to announce her pregnancy to her family….but how? Here are some ideas we thought of Balloons! Fill green and red… Read More