Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Getting the Kids Outside Now that the Pool is Closed!

By | 2018-09-26T15:53:33+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

I’m lucky to have a part-time job which allows me to be home when my kids are out of school. I know I should plan lots of warm weather adventures, but I’m a lazy summer mom, so this year we joined the local pool. It was the easiest way to get my kids outside and…

Ew, I don’t like that: Life with a picky eater

By | 2018-09-21T17:46:10+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

I have a confession to make. I’m not proud, but it’s true: I was one of those people that believed my baby was going to behave perfectly. I expected him to behave with manners, never a nuisance, basically a well-adjusted adult in the body of a infant. You know, a very realistic idea of motherhood. I…

How to Emerge Triumphantly from a Mommy Slump

By | 2018-09-19T18:17:20+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

If you’re anything like me, you suffer from the occasional mood swing. Before having kids, the solution was simple: When the gray cloud of a foul mood was hanging over me, I vegged out all day on the couch and watched Netflix. Now enter, the Mommy Slump. After having kids, I was faced with the…

My Chaotic Birth Story and Why it’s Okay if your Birth Plan Doesn’t Pan Out

By | 2018-09-14T16:15:47+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

I was nine months pregnant. The date was January 22, 2018. I was due on January 27th. I was at my weekly checkup, scrolling through Poshmark (I’m obsessed), and letting my legs swing off the edge of the examination table. My doctor walked in, and while she was checking for a little heartbeat and feeling…

The Other Mother: A Nanny Gives Advice

By | 2018-09-12T15:15:53+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

My first babysitting job was watching the little girl down the street for a half-hour, once a week, when I was ten years old. As word of a new babysitter on the block spread, my summers were booked from then on. I took a babysitter training course. I read all the American Girl books about…

A Wonder Mommy Finds Balance

By | 2018-09-09T05:04:05+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Balance. Thats a word I heard often after I became a mom. It’s also one that’s never gone away. I continue to hear about the importance of balance for moms on TV, social media and in conversation. In the beginning, I defined balance as having everything done to perfection. Finding a balance after having my…

A Tribe Called Motherhood: My Time at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

By | 2018-09-08T04:07:52+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Almost three years ago I experienced a level of fear I hadn’t known was possible. The 82 days following July 26, 2015 were the hardest of my life. This is the birthday of my baby boy, who was born at 26 weeks 1 day gestation—three months too soon. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.…

Mommy Hack: DIY Superhero Toddler Lamp

By | 2018-09-08T04:07:49+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

  A lamp is an important piece of furniture in toddler world. It makes reading time extra special and appealing (check out my 10 favorite bedtime books to read with my toddler). It also sets the mood for naps or sleep time. I have been on the hunt for a cool lamp for my son’s…

Here’s How 8 Moms “Find Balance”—What’s Your Search Method?

By | 2018-09-08T04:07:45+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Have you heard “finding balance” used in a sentence lately? If you’re a mother, the answer is undoubtedly yes. Among the myriad of Merriam-Webster definitions, “balance” can mean “physical equilibrium,” “mental and emotional steadiness,” or “an oscillating well operating with a hairspring to regulate the movement of a timepiece.” Hmm… At Wonder Mommy, this definition…

Toddler Activism: How One Mother Balances Familial and Civic Responsibility

By | 2018-09-08T04:07:41+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Some days, as a parent to a toddler, I feel like I exchanged the big turbulent world for a tiny turbulent one of my own making. My new world involves skinning and slicing apples; pretend-drinking bath-water “soup”; enforcing constantly (to mixed results) the need to take turns; cleaning up after countless poop explosions; kissing wounds;…

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.