ABMF is now in dotcom form! Please visit us at: http://www.babymakesfive.com!
I will no longer post on this site, but will keep it up for now until I am sure that I’ve successfully migrated everything from here over to the new site. Please make sure to update your bookmarks!
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Today marks the beginning of NaBloPoMo. What the heck is NaBloPoMo?
National Blog Posting Month. It’s sort of like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), but instead of working on a 50,000 word novel for a month, the goal for NaBlo is to post every day during the month of November.
So I will be trying to post every day here during November. I hope my content will be fun. I hope it will make you think. I hope it will strike a chord of familiarity within you.
Stick around, this might get interesting.
Posted in Creative Endeavors, NaBloPoMo 2014, The Wench Herself
Tagged 2014, blogging, creative, essay, hobbies, life, NaBloPoMo, NaNoWriMo, novel, story, writing
My dearest children,
Someday, you will come to me, thinking that maybe you aren’t cut out for this whole ‘parenting’ thing. You’ll confess to me that you feel like an awful person because sometimes, your precious children can act…just really, really annoying.
Maybe not being able to pee without an audience will be the catalyst. I will share a tale of a bath I tried to take, after BabyBoy had gone to bed, only to find that one of you ‘had to poop’…three times…and one of you ‘just wanted to watch you, Mommy’… Continue reading
Posted in Children, Family, Life as I See It..., The Wench Herself
Tagged baby, children, family, gratitude, hobbies, kids, letter to my children, life, motherhood, toddler
(*NOTE* I had written a completely awesome review of MailPix.com when WordPress burped and everything was gone. Just like that. Lesson learned: From now on all blog entries will be written in Word and then copied to WP. Many, many apologies to the people at MailPix, namely Kristen. It’s been a catastrophy of setbacks and delays, but here is the review!)
I was asked to review MailPix.com, and while I awaited the arrival of my products, I figured I would review the website itself, and the ease of use. However, a lot has been going on in the household the past couple of weeks, during which I received my photo gifts. So this is a review of both the products and the site itself. I was very excited to be able to review their service, and it really does deliver on the goods. Continue reading
Posted in Consumer Reviews, Creative Endeavors, Family-friendly Activities, Giveaways
Tagged birthday, camera, canvas, christmas, Consumer Reviews, custom photos, giveaway, graduation, hobbies, holiday, holiday photo cards, kodak, mailpix, mixbook, occasion, ornaments, personal gift, photo, photo gifts, photography, project, review, shutterfly, snapfish, unique gift, wedding
This topic has been a long time coming. Mental health. How many of you inwardly cringed at that? I sure did, and for many different reasons.
I’ve been told that maybe I shouldn’t talk about this. That maybe if I want to turn my blog into revenue, I should keep it upbeat. Screw that. This blog, above all else, is my outlet. That and most moms who have turned their blogs into revenue are simply honest, simply themselves.
If you’re a regular reader, you have been there with me as I have fought (I say fight, because it is a fight, and ‘struggle’ just sounds so defeatist) postpartum depression. I have been frank with you as I’ve described the lows, the relief of recovery, the heartbreak of a downslide. Continue reading
Posted in Children, Family, Health & Wellness, Life as I See It..., The Spouse, The Wench Herself
Tagged Adderall, ADHD, adult ADHD, baby, boyfriend, children, depression, family, friends, hobbies, Lexapro, life, mental health, mental wellness, motherhood, post-partum depression, self-esteem
Okay, so yesterday I posted about what The Bump Bring Your Baby Matinee is all about, and today, I had the chance to go see “The Amazing Spiderman”.
I have to admit, I’m not big on Spiderman, but I had seen the previews and thought it looked interesting. Continue reading
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Tagged activities, AMC, AMC Theaters, AMC Theatres, baby, breastfeeding, Bring Your Baby, children, events, family friendly events, hobbies, matinee, movies, nursing, review