10 Badass Things I Am Thankful For
November 27, 2013 April McCormick 7 Comments
And you thought your days in seedy toilets were over...
November 25, 2013 April McCormick 7 Comments
So your kid wants to pee in the toilet. What could be more awesome than moving away from diapers and into big kid status! I mean, this milestone is so exciting there is a dance made up for it-- The Pee-Pee dance. A kid in a TV commercial even got a parade for using the potty, and every parent related. I admit it, I cannot freaking wait until the day my kid rips his diaper off and craps in the toilet. Hell yeah I will do a dance!
So, what's the double edge sword you ask? Please view exhibit A:
|A toddler did that.|
(Photo Credit: Scene from the movie Trainspotting)
That's right, I'm On Team Awesome Mom Now!
November 20, 2013 April McCormick 6 Comments
I am here to tell you, having a toddler like mine is not easy. I say like mine, because I have a few girlfriends with toddlers the same age as Ollie, both boy and girl who are vastly different. Well, there is this one girl who tries to one up Ollie all of the time in the wild child category, and there is another girl who is not so wild, but she is too smart for her mom's own good, and is giving her a whole different kind of hell. Then there are three boys who are SO different, that I am amazed they are only weeks apart. For each of us, our battles are different, but I don't care who you are, if you have a toddler you have battles. So, I thought I would share how I have stopped saying NO! four-zillion times a day!
10 Mistakes Rookie Moms Make
November 19, 2013 April McCormick 3 Comments
Without further ado… 10 Mistakes Rookie Moms Make
Mommy Does it! But, Daddy Is RIGHT THERE!!!!
November 13, 2013 April McCormick 1 Comments
Why? Why Me!!!! WHHHHYYYYYY???? DADDY IS RIGHT THERE!!!
I just don't get it. Even if Ollie is sitting in FTD's lap watching TV, he will crawl out of his lap, find me and ask for water. What the hell? The real slap in the face comes when Ollie is already in the kitchen with FTD yet still seeks me out to get him a snack. It's pure dumbassery.
The kid is relentless! It does't matter if FTD is home or not, if he needs...
Water: Mommy Does it!
Snack: Mommy Does it!
Can't find a toy: Mommy does it!
Needs help getting his socks and shoes off: Mommy finds it!
Needs a diaper change: Mommy Does it!
Of course, being that he is an evil genius and knows how to work the system, there are certain things he will only ask FTD for. Pretty much it's all of the things he is looking for an easy yes.
Candy: Daddy, can I have.
Cookies: Daddy, can I have.
Ridiculous yard sale toys that look like they have been well loved by an entire neighborhood of children: Daddy, can I have...
When I finally hit my breaking point a couple of weeks ago, I started refusing to meet his demands. I insist that I'm busy and that daddy is fully capable of helping him. After a few minutes of toddler meltdown protests, one of us caves. I'd like to say the majority of the time he retreats to daddy, but it's more like 50/50. It's a work in progress...
A NEWS FLASH for New Dads
November 13, 2013 FirstTimeMomandDad.com 9 Comments
While having lunch with a friend we both started getting the, "Where are you?" and "How much longer will you be?" texts from our husbands, who were home watching the children. We had only been away for about an hour at this point, and needless to say, we were both annoyed by the texts. We started trading stories about our husbands, and the awards and praise they think they should receive for various things they do with THEIR OWN CHILD!
FTMAD Epic Fail: Sleep Training a Toddler
November 11, 2013 April McCormick 6 Comments
Considering Having a Baby? Consider The Baby Bucket List and Babylorette Party First!
November 08, 2013 April McCormick 0 Comments
|Here Comes Crazy!|
My Mother-in-Law is A…
November 07, 2013 April McCormick 10 Comments
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Weaning and Weeping. Did this happen to you?
November 05, 2013 April McCormick 12 Comments
You all, I am a hot ass weeping mess. My milk is drying up. I know. I know. For the past couple of weeks I have carried on and on about wanting to wean... blah blah blah... well it has happened. But not exactly how I wanted it to happen. My milk is drying up from stress. We are being forced to wean, and I am a weeping hot ass mess because of it. My hormones are going bat shit crazy and I am pretty sure the sky is falling!
Ok. The sky is not falling.
But this is still me...
Socially Unacceptable Sunday #HILARIOUS!
November 03, 2013 April McCormick 0 Comments
I present the funniest things I have seen come across my social media this week... Warning some of it is AWESOME!!! And by awesome I mean, not suitable for lame ducks who don't like bad words and naughty photos. That's right, just because we are parents does not mean we have lost our childish sense of humor...
Proceed with caution and an empty bladder...
If you are currently weaning your child from nursing or will eventually, PLEASE READ THIS!
November 01, 2013 April McCormick 3 Comments
|What you are looking at is the effect that weaning has on a mother's hormones and emotions.|
Top 5 winter workouts
November 01, 2013 April McCormick 0 Comments
As the long nights draw in and the heating goes on, the desire to go for a run can dwindle - why brave the cold when you can snuggle up and watch Downton Abbey? Save the numb fingers and exercise at home with these five indoor winter workouts that keep you inside and in shape.
I completed the 30/30 Challenge! Did you?
November 01, 2013 April McCormick 1 Comments
When I decided to post the challenge on this blog, I had all the greatest intentions and expectations. I thought, it's 30 minutes of walking, for thirty days, surely I could do that! I was already walking about 4-5 days a week, and sometimes for well over an hour at a time. I never thought walking everyday would be such a challenge!
I think it was about day five that I realized that this 'challenge,' was going to be a huge freaking challenge! Still, I drug my ass out and walked... and when I say drug my ass out, I mean my inner voice had to repeatedly say, get off your ass and walk you lazy shit! When the weather was not perfect, motivation was very hard to come by.
|Notice the picture of both of us pushing the stroller... |
Yeah, that morning, it took a team effort.
By week two I was not sure I was going to make it! I was sick of walking, and wanted to quit. Who needs to walk seven days a week anyway? Four to Five days is plenty! dammit... still I kept on walking...
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