My daughter, the light of my life, my pride and joy, Athena Ceilidh Carter, was born on April 2, 2012. She came into this world with a joy that surpasses anything else in life. Her tiny coos and infectious smile warm my heart and soul. I could spend hours watching her sleep, move, or look at me.
Athena is the accumulation of all of my dreams. The rest of the world became a blur in the background and my family was clearly in focus. She was more important than a lifetime of bucket list adventures. My life had a new meaning. I was a mother! Continue reading →
Paci, pacifier, binky, soother… the baby pacifier is known by many names and beloved by many babies, but keeping track of them can be difficult. The PaciGrip by BooGinHead is a universal pacifier leash that is compatible with all types of pacifiers. It has some great features that set it apart from the competition. It’s washable, durable, and non-toxic. With a strong clasp that won’t pull off, yet it is gentile on clothes, the PaciGrip is a simple design that simply works. Continue reading →
Nursing is on the top of my list when it comes to having a newborn baby, but I’m hesitate to nurse in public and don’t want to be locked up in the house for as long as I’m nursing. After considering several options, the 4-in-Nursing Shawl by L’ovedbaby is the perfect, versatile solution. It’s a pregnancy poncho, pumping bib, car seat canopy, and lightweight blanket. Its silky chamois-like fabric feels terrific, and it’s breathable for my baby’s comfort. I want my baby girl to be a L’oved Baby, and this is a great start in the right direction. Continue reading →
Clothes shopping was always fun for me. I loved searching for a good bargain at a vintage shop and I knew that whatever was on the rack would fit. I didn’t have to worry about it being too small or too tight in the chest, stomach, hips…. I was confident in my body shape and size so if something didn’t fit, I didn’t sweat it. That all changed when I started to show. I was likely the only one who though I was showing, but I was blatantly growing a protective layer of fat like a bear preparing for hibernation. To me, it was obvious that I was pregnant, but to the rest of the world I was simply getting fat, letting myself go after marriage, eating too much, exercising too little. Ugh! Continue reading →