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…

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….