Category: I Have Awesome Friends… Who Blog

Little Italian Stallion – A Guest Blog

Hi There! When I first read the name of this blog, I HAD to smile. If I had a neon sign above the timeline of my life, that’s what it would probably say! The imaginary marquee would fit right into my days as a wife, first time mommy, entrepreneur, budding blogger…and whatever else I required for me and my family at any given moment. Chaos indeed! Most of us can relate to how a crazy day, week, or month can leave us feeling like a battered Rocky Balboa egging on an equally battered Apollo Creed to give us your best shot! My family and I felt that way a few months ago dealing with our infant son’s health scare. Metopic Synostosis (MT) are two of the most awful words my husband and I could have ever heard come out of our pediatrician’s mouth in June 2017. MT is an abnormal head shape caused by the metopic suture closing too early. It forms a noticeable ridge of bone down the center of the forehead, making it look overly narrow or pointed. The baby’s skull tends to look triangular in shape and not rounded. On the spectrum of severity, MT can range from...

If You’re a Bad Mom, Then I’m a Bad Mom, Too – A Guest Blog

No matter how many kids we have, parenting can be overwhelming, exhausting, and one of the hardest things we will ever have to do. There’s not an instruction pamphlet to refer to when we’re facing an issue with our kids that we aren’t sure how to deal with. So much of parenting is trial and error and there will be times that we make mistakes, and there will be times that we feel like complete and utter failures as parents. There will also be times that we get it right and those are the times that we need to be focusing on, but so many of us completely overlook the good and put way too much attention on all the rest. For instance, I don’t know how many times I’ve seen posts on Facebook from other moms that start with, “I’m such a bad mom” or “I’m a horrible parent,” but I can’t recall all that many times that I’ve seen posts that talk about the good things those moms did for their kids that day. We need to focus on those things. I am completely guilty of these things myself, so if you’re a bad mom, then I’m a...

Clash! Shudder! Tink! Tump! – A Guest Blog

I asked a new found friend of mine if he would like to write a guest blog to give us a look into a piece of chaos that life offered him. I enjoyed the read, and the insight that he had to offer. As a parent, I relate. I’m sure you will too. Enjoy.   CRASH, SHATTER, TINK, TINK, TINK…. THUMP, THUMP, THUMP, AND THUMP. *Heavy breathing*. I turn to my wife, Emily, and grimace. I can see her eyebrows furrow at the curious clattering sounds coming from the kitchen. We are sitting in the living room, having a nice afternoon rest, while blissfully ignoring the chaos of my six children located in various places around the house. Okay, ignoring is perhaps a harsh description, taking a break is more accurate. We’ve just finished playing our forty-second consecutive game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos and I’ve asked my littlest son, who we affectionately call Bug, to go and get me a Bandaid from the first aid kit in the kitchen cupboard. I’ve developed a nice swollen blister on my finger from the little plastic Hippo’s handle, and it has now turned red and raw. The blister isn’t too bad; the Bandaid...