Andrea Wada Davies
Andrea Wada Davies is a writer, actor, and comedian who grew up on a potato farm in Idaho where she and her Japanese-American family ate either potatoes or rice every day. She blogs for BabyZone, Mom.me, and her own blog, The Evolution of Annie. Andrea spent six years dating in L.A as a single mom to her son. Once she decided to settle down and get serious, she met her husband while playing beer pong in Vegas. They were married (not by Elvis), had a baby, and now all four of them reside in Los Angeles together. She can currently be seen on NickMom pulling hidden-camera pranks on Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.
So much changes when you have a baby. Your daily schedule, your responsibilities, the amount of sleep you get at night… or rather the amount you don’t get at night. What sleep? What night is it?
And you. You change. You have this bouncing bundle of joy in your life, and your heart has never felt so big and full of love. You have a different attitude about certain things. You have a new perspective on life. And you likely also have some extra inches around your belly. I know I do. We did just freakin’ carry a baby in our bellies for 9 months, after all. So yeah, there’s some aftermath. And boy is that post-baby belly jiggle a bugger. Here are 3 simple tips from personal trainer and fitness expert, Marco Reed, on how to burn that pesky baby belly fat.
For Spring Break this year, we decided to take a road trip to see my parents three states away. “We’ll just drive,” my husband and I decided when we made the plans for our six-day getaway. We had a lot of Easter loot to take, and the drive wasn’t that far. We hadn’t taken a road trip since Thanksgiving. And that one didn’t go all that well, but we figured it was because our daughter Stella was a baby then, and it’s tough traveling with a baby. But now she was a toddler, more aware, more interested in her surroundings. Maybe it would be different. Maybe she wouldn’t cry the entire way. Maybe she’d actually enjoy it. And maybe, we were idiots.
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My first-born is a boy. He’s now 11, but when he was a baby and toddler, and we’d hang out with my friends who had girls I would always hear the same thing. “Guuuurrrll. You just wait until you have a daughter.” What did that mean? Well, they tried to tell me, but I have an idea all my own now that I have a 17-month-old daughter. Of course, everyone’s children and daughters are different and unique, and much of the way they are is shaped by their environment. Here are 11 ways my daughter is different than my son was at her age.
Toddlers. They are, how do I say it? Busy. They are non-stop with endless amounts of energy. Though I’m all for being a flexible parent and taking my toddler with me to most places, there are some places that I find are just a recipe for disaster. I try to avoid these places as much as possible, so that I can avoid a meltdown from my toddler, as well as from myself. Here are 7 of them.
It’s hard to believe that my baby daughter is already 16 months old, which means she’s no longer technically considered a baby. Nope, now she’s a full-on toddler exhibiting all the new and exciting traits that toddlerhood brings. And though I enjoy and appreciate everything about this phase, there are some things about it that are a bit challenging. Of course, I love my sweet toddler through and through, every bit of her. I’m just saying that there are things characteristic of the toddler age that I’m not necessarily crazy about.
Sure, there’s a part of me that’s sad to see my baby girl grow so quickly out of the precious baby phase and into being a curious toddler. But the toddler phase is such an exciting and fun time for me. My daughter is still such a little pip squeak, but so much more aware and able to express herself. Here are just 10 things that I love about this time.
Dying Easter eggs is great and all, but there’s just one thing about it when it comes to toddlers—it involves using colored dye! How about some Easter activities for toddlers that are simple, fun and won’t stain every square inch of your toddler’s being.