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Andie

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Postpartum Anxiety :: Let me Give you Hope

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It has been four years since my son was born and since I began to suffer with Postpartum Anxiety, and now life is VERY different for me. I no longer harbor crippling levels of...

Why I Cherish Our Bedtime Routine

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The everyday life of parents can often feel like drudgery. We do the same thing daily, and some of us feel like we are just spinning our wheels to nowhere. Every day is monotonous:...

Don’t Be A Sanctimommy

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From Merriam Webster: Sanctimommy:  Definition:  a mother who points out perceived faults in the parenting of others. From Urban Dictionary: Sanctimommy: Looks down at and/or judges parents who don't make the same choices. A combination of the...

Skinny Doesn’t Always Equal Happy

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When you look at that picture to your right, what do you see? My husband took that photograph a few weeks ago on a family camping trip to the beach. He loved that picture so...

Say What? 20 Funny Toddler Translations

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Parenting can be a roller coaster ride of emotions. One minute, our kids are making us want to hide and pull our hair, and the next, our kids open their mouths and an otherwise mundane...

It Is Never Too Early To Talk To Your Kids About Guns

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We have guns at our house. In fact, we have a few, all different types. We have shotguns, rifles and handguns. I hope you won’t keep your kid from coming over to play. We have guns,...

I’ve Taken My Son to Hooters, and I’m Not Apologizing

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I have taken my son out to eat at Hooters. There. I’ve said it, and I'm not apologizing for it. He was about to turn two, a friend of ours was celebrating his 40th birthday there,...

My Strong Willed Child Is Just Like Me

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Have you ever heard that expression “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?” Well, I have a little apple, and he certainly did NOT fall far at all. If you asked my parents, they...

All Moms Are Wonder Women

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Just recently, I went to a superhero themed birthday party for my best friend’s daughter. The party was adorable, complete with a Wonder Woman cake made by a friend, who is additionally, a mother. As...

When My Son’s Best Friend’s Mom Became MY Best Friend

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Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have never met a stranger. But for a while, I started to feel like my overt friendliness and general openness to people was a bad...

S#!& NOLA Moms Say

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There is no doubt that being a New Orleanian is special. We get to learn our life lessons through Mardi Gras, we learned all about strength and adversity through Katrina, mastered the art of...

I Lost Weight. . . And Gained It All Back

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I am a sham, a disappointment. I am ashamed to write this post … but then I realized I need to keep it real. Last October, I wrote this post, celebrating my 5 years Weight...

Why We are NOT paying our Son’s Way Through College

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Just recently, I read an article about a college student who SUED her parents for not paying her tuition to college - an out of state, private college! I was appalled. At what point in time...

Let’s Share Responsibly: Think Twice Before Sharing That Article on Social Media

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Breastfeeding vs. Formula. Sleep Training. Cloth vs. Disposable. Montessori vs. Traditional Preschool. Stay at Home Moms vs. Working Moms. Extended Rear Facing ... the list can go on and on. What do all of these...