Category: #MomLife

Old, Sexy Dad!

My sweet hubby Mark turned 40 this week…it’s a big one and Hank and I wanted to do something special for him! We surprised Daddy at his office with a big birthday lunch! The whole office was in on it and set up a bunch of fake meetings and kept Mark busy while the caterers came in and while I set up the cake! Since Mark is now an old, sexy dad…we had to celebrate…

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Mom Guilt is real…it totally screws with your head…and it’s hard to get rid of. That is the 2,346,758th thing I have learned as a mother. I swore to myself that I would breastfeed Henry as long as I could, but if it got really difficult when I went back to work then I would supplement with formula and not feel bad about it. Well, guess how that went??? Not well at all. I don’t…

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Renovating a house vs. Raising a kid

Mark and I are trying to figure out what’s harder…renovating a house or raising a baby? I think the time we put into both might be comparable. When I’m with Henry on the weekends, Mark is at the house for a full 8 hours working his butt off. The only difference is that I get big coos and toothless smiles and Mark just gets a face full of dust. The money is not comparable. Renovating…

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There is no time to blog!

I wrote this blog in 7 minutes as Hank the Tank finished snoozing. (That Patriots onesie is for you, Uncle Dave!) I’m back at WPXI which means I’m a working mom…and Dear Jesus in heaven…I have no free time!! I’m sure I’ll get better as the weeks go by and bring you some super stellar blog posts about our house and baby…that is my goal. But all I’ve got for you today is that I…

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Onward We Go!

After 12 awesome weeks with my sweet, sweet boy…Momma is heading back to work! I’m excited to go back…although I’m sure I will shed a few tears. I do take great, GREAT comfort in the fact that Henry will be spending his days with my mom…his Nana. Henry loves his Nana…he loves to coo and smile at her…and his favorite cousin Lily also loves him to bits. Hank, Lily and Nana will have more fun…

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An ode to the stay at home mom!

Holy crap. OMG. You’re kidding me?! That’s what I say when I meet Mommas who stay at home full time…most of them with more than one kid. During my maternity leave, I’ve met so many moms who are raising their kids…without family nearby…many of whom suffered with postpartum depression…and they are STILL kicking it and rocking it and are just SO. DAMN. IMPRESSIVE. After I tell them they’re amazing…I then say to them, “You are…

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The Fresh Prince of Lawrenceville!

First and foremost, it is WAY EASIER to renovate a house than get a newborn to sleep. Trust me. Every night Mark and I try to rock Henry to sleep…as quickly and painlessly as possible. A few nights ago, Mark was holding Hank and swinging him around and started to sing… My husband apparently doesn’t know any lullabies and so he sang the theme song to the The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. HENRY LOVED…

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Parenting 101

Mark and I have been dad and mom for almost 3 weeks. Here is what I would tell people about being a first time parent… The majority of my day is spent hoping Henry poops, examining his poop and then discussing his poop with Mark. As a breastfeeding mom, I am a 24 hour Dairy Queen and I don’t care about wearing nice shirts…I also walked into Starbucks with a huge wet spot after feeding…

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When Lily Met Hank

My niece, Lily, is a spunky little sass muffin. Mark and I absolutely adore her, and we could not wait to introduce her to baby Henry! At first, Lily was more impressed with the “It’s a boy!” balloons, but after about 20 minutes she warmed to the little man she called “bay-beeee!” Lily then preceded to tap Henry on the head and point out all his features…”eyes!” “ears!” “nose!” And then she gave him a…

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Our Little Man

Early this week, God sent us our gift…our sweet baby, Henry James, finally decided to make his debut! He might have stayed in my belly for 42 weeks and required the doctors to induce him, but as soon as we started the induction, Hank the Tank got on board. I only labored with little peanut for a few hours and the epidural was AWESOME. Like, totally awesome…ladies, you should get it. Once Henry was ready,…

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