Archive for the ‘Pregnancy & Parenting’ Category

My Evolution as a Mom

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! When I had my first baby, I was short to temper and quick to impatience. I was more concentrated on everything LOOKING perfect, rather than being okay. I cooked and cleaned and did laundry all. Day. Long. While a [...]

Infertility and Stress

I haven’t written in a while, truthfully because since P is deployed, we are on a forced TTC break and waiting until a certain month to do IVF in the hopes that he’ll be home for the birth. Right now we are in a holding pattern which is good and stressful at the same time. [...]

It is that time of year. Back-to-school time! Don’t get me wrong…I sooo enjoy my boys. As the end of each school year approaches, I start to get giddy thinking of all the fun stuff I have planned for them. They get giddy thinking about sleeping in late, marathon TV sessions and limitless video games. [...]

Parenting Mistakes

It has been a while! Between school starting and all the other parental duties, it has been a crazy few weeks. My casa (house) has been filled with lots of yelling lately! My daughter, who was born in 2006, has really kicked the attitude up a notch. I find myself playing the “Bad Cop” a [...]

Infertility Doctors

Disclaimer: I am speaking from an Army wife point of view. The advice I am giving is based on what I went through and the associated red tape. Before I married P, I knew that I had fertility issues so when when we married and moved to his next duty station, I called my PCM. [...]

PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor. This post about PCOS is about my diagnosis, my symptoms, my treatment and my experience with the disease. If you have PCOS or think that you have it, please talk to your doctor about the treatment that is right for you. When P and I first started on [...]

Deciphering the Infertility Acronyms of Trying to Get Pregnant

Infertility Acronyms

Here are some of the common acronyms in the infertility world. If you have any others to add, please feel free to do so in the comments. 2WW – 2 Week Wait (the time between ovulation and AF’s arrival or between IUI/IVF and beta test) AF – Aunt Flo AH – Assisted Hatching ART – [...]

“First Comes Love….”

Dealing with Infertility

“…Then comes marriage…Then comes _____with a baby carriage.” Many of us know that familiar little song from our childhood. We grew up singing it in an effort to embarrass friends (or perhaps enemies) on the playground or in the park. If only we’d known that having a baby is not always that easy… A little [...]

Discussing the Risks With Our Children

Helping Kids Cope with Deployment

In my first blog post, I touched on the fact that my oldest son is very concerned about Daddy dying. I know I’m jumping right in with a heavy topic here, but it’s one that deserves addressing. Stinky is 9 years old, which is old enough to have at least a vague, if not more [...]

Dealing with the Kids’ Questions about Death

Helping kids cope with deployments

Death or the fear of dying….. Whether you are a military family or not, the fear is the same. However, when you are a military family it often hits to close to home. At some point, our children will have questions for us and we will have to answer to them. I read somewhere that children [...]

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