Top 10 Baby Stocking Stuffers

Even though the bigger and better Christmas presents are usually the ones under the tree, I’ve always loved the tradition of stockings, and I enjoy stuffing others’ as much as I enjoy opening my own. There’s just something fun about small, individually-wrapped presents, as well as getting creative to find good gifts that will actually…

Items That Don’t Make Your Home Look [Too Much] Like a Daycare

Before having a baby, my husband and I made a pact that we wouldn’t let our apartment become overrun with toys and brightly colored items. We had taken a lot of care in decorating our place, and while of course we wanted our baby to have toys she’d enjoy and items that we’d need to…

Baby’s Holiday Wish List

My mother-in-law recently asked me what she should get her granddaughter for the holidays and her first birthday, which closely follows. I wanted to provide her with a list, so she could choose the item(s) she liked the best and make it feel a little more special than just telling her one thing to buy….

Everything You Need for Traveling with a Baby (and More)

Before getting into this packing list, I should note that I am a notorious over-packer and over-planner. I’m the type of person who tends to travel with anything I might possibly need, just in case. So this is a VERY thorough list. I first put it together when we were going on a week-long vacation…

The Evil Diaper Rash and How to Treat It

 Our baby started daycare at just over 7 months and we braced ourselves for the first cold we’d heard would follow within the first two weeks. Sure enough, right on cue, she started coming down with something 10 days later. On the second day of it, she just looked downright miserable – sniffling, coughing, fever…

Babies and Puppies: They’re Not All That Different

My now-husband and I got our dog four years ago, when he was just a 12-week-old puppy. I posted a photo on Facebook of us holding our new fur baby with an ironic (and hilarious, if I do say so myself) birth announcement description. Following that were many photos of our new family member, doing…

I Love My Baby When She’s Sleeping

Don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with my baby. She’s nearly three months old and getting more interactive by the day. I love seeing her develop a new skill, like holding her head up during tummy time or batting at the toys in her activity gym. I love having a “conversation” with her,…

Your Average Mom

When I told my husband that I wanted to start a blog called “Your Average Mom” he said, “But you’re not an average mom – you’re an extraordinary mom!” Umm, that’s sweet and while I will gladly take any compliments about my momming, to help explain this to him, I compared myself to our downstairs neighbor….