• As a Mommy

    Raised Real- Baby food solutions

    I bet I’m not the only mom that struggles to get their kids to eat vegetables.  Yes, my little ones are only 8 months and 2 years, but I was told the earlier you start introducing new and unique foods, the easier it will be to work it into their regular diet. I was a very picky eater as a child, so I hoped that we could start early with our boys to develop a diverse palate. Well, karma is something because I now have a toddler that won’t eat much more than chicken, spaghetti, rice&beans and PBJ. When Chase first started on solids at 4 months old, I was…

  • As a Mommy

    Long Hair Don’t Care: Boy Mom’s Perspective

    “Oh my god, look at that hair!” “Your son’s hair is beautiful, he could pass as a girl!” “Can I touch his hair?” Yup. These are the main things we hear from strangers when we go out in public. My son’s curly fro is definitely his main feature, and attracts a lot of attention wherever we go. I get a lot of questions and comments about his hair (the good and the bad), so I decided it was a topic worth diving into. I’ve collaborated on this post with another boy mommy blogger friend, Mazel, who also has two boys with unique, long hair. I’m so happy to have her…

  • As a Mommy

    Mama and Baby Workout

    I was talking with a soon-to-be mommy, and she asked me what gym I belonged to. I almost spit out my drink laughing since I haven’t set foot into a gym in God knows how long. The biggest reason/excuse for not going to the gym is never having the time, especially when balancing the responsibilities of work and home life. However, I have to remind myself that just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you need to rule out exercise all together! It’s important for mamas to exercise, no matter what form it may be…jogging, weightlifting, zumba, kazaxe, kickboxing etc. Exercise after having a baby has so many benefits, including boosting energy…

  • As a Mommy,  As an OT

    Rainy Days with Toddlers

    Ever plan out a fun day outdoors and then here comes the rain to ruin everything? Especially when you have toddler, inclement weather can be a terrible start to the day. However, did you know that rainy days can be an awesome sensory adventure for your little one? Here I go throwing some occupational therapy jargon in there…”sensory”? Sensory meaning some or all of the 5 senses are being stimulated by an activity. Babies and toddlers learn SOOOO much through sensory play,  by way of touch, smell, sight, hearing and taste. As an occupational therapist, we’re always looking at different play activities as a opportunities for a child to explore…

  • As a Mommy

    Mothers Day Reflection: How Motherhood Has Changed Me

    Parents always tell other expecting parents the cliche phrase, “Your life will never be the same”. This statement could not be more true. I could give a laundry list of ways that our lives have changed since March 1, 2016 when we first became parents to Chase. However, I’ll refrain from that because ain’t nobody got time for all that. So instead, I reflected on the top 3 ways it has changed me. I pray more. Now do I get down on my knees every hour and close my eyes? No. But I do talk to God randomly throughout the day about my worries: for my children, for my husband,…

  • As a Mommy

    You’ve Got This, Mama- Book Launch and Review

    The Author Last night I had the pleasure of attending a book launch and mama-pampering night at Drybar in Downtown DC.  Andrea Faulkner Williams, is the co-founder of Tubby Todd Bath Co. based in San Diego and now the author of her second book, You’ve Got this Mama– Ideas for Taking Care of Yourself While You’re Taking Care of Your Little One. She is a mama to three, and started her baby bath product business with her husband. She reached out to me with an invite me to the event, and there was no way I was going to miss it. I cleared my schedule for that night, left the…

  • As a Mommy

    Women Uplifting Women: A Mother’s Day Celebration

    Mother’s Day is only 2 weeks away.  On Mother’s Day we celebrate the superwomen who have the hardest but most gratifying jobs: being a mom.  The festivities can range from a simple card and flowers, to a full day of pampering and spoiling the queen of the household. I started thinking about the mothers who have the same demanding responsibilities of caring for children, but don’t receive the same recognition on this day, especially those who are victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. House of Ruth is a non-profit organization that provides safe shelter, transition programs and resources/essentials to women and children who face these hardships. I decided to partner…

  • As a Mommy

    Product Review: BJingles Nightlight

    Familiar scene that a lot of moms of infants can attest to: It’s the middle of the night, usually smackdab in the middle of REM sleep, like 3:47AM. The baby is up and screaming for something: more milk, the pacifier fell out, wet diaper, just because, etc. So you go into this pitch black room, stumble your way through the room, maybe step on a squeaky toy or bump into other furniture, as you silently curse them out. You get your baby, and now you’re trying to either find the pacifier they spit out onto the ground, fill a bottle, change a diaper, all while still in the dark, because…

  • As a Mommy

    Table for 4- Dining Out with Little Ones

    Like many couples, my husband and I enjoy dining out every now and then. When Chase was born, I think our first outing as a family of 3 was around 6 weeks old. He was still in that larvae phase, when he would sleep through everything as long as he was fed. So we would tank him up with some milk, put him in his infant carrier and head out to the restaurant for a few hours. Once he started walking, things got a little harder, since he wanted to explore everywhere, but he was still manageable. Then around 18 months, mealtime became nearly impossible. Sure it was possible to go…

  • As a Mommy

    Chasing Chase: A Poem

    In celebration of my first born’s 2nd birthday last week, I wrote a little poem for him that I will show him when he’s older. I posted it last week on my social media, but figured it would be nice to add it as a blog post as well. Two years ago today is when you came into this world, Only mama knew that you’d be a boy and not a girl. We decided to call you Chase,  it was a short and sweet name, We found out very quickly that it would be your favorite game. We chase you around the house, before you run straight out the door,…