What do you get when two geeks have great chemistry? A baby! It also means it’s time to start planning an epic, geek-themed baby shower. Here are some ideas to help you with your quest.
Darcy knew exactly how she was going to parent until she had kids. While on maternity leave in 2010, her job was eliminated, making her an unexpected stay-at-home mom. Daily she learns how to juggle two littles, battle toy clutter and find ways to laugh at herself. She’s given up on the notion of perfection and the mystical balance everyone keeps talking about. Darcy is passionate about birth and strives to inform, inspire and entertain through her many “Tales From the Nursery.” Aside from being a mom, this Wisconsinite also enjoys reading, heavy metal music, and other assorted geekery. Oh, yes, and cheese.
While every pregnancy and birth is different, there aren’t a whole lot of surprises on delivery day anymore. Many of us choose to find out baby’s sex during an ultrasound rather than after we give birth. It’s kind of funny to me that my parents had no clue if I was going to be a girl or boy, yet I knew with quite a bit of certainty what I was having both times.
Even though I secretly wanted twins, I pretty much laughed it off when my dad joked about the possibility of “an extra baby” hiding behind the other during ultrasounds. Thanks to gestational diabetes, I had a lot of ultrasounds. There wasn’t going to be any surprises. There was no way a baby could be hiding in there! Except, that just happened to a Mississippi woman who gave birth to identical quadruplets.
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I felt different after having kids. Not just in that new mom who’s so in love with her babies kind of way or terrified and clueless kind of way (though I was those too). I physically felt different. Things felt different.
For most of my life I’ve struggled with self-image insecurities. I can’t even blame my kids for giving me baby weight since I was already overweight pre-babies. Still, two pregnancies and three plus years of breastfeeding have taken a toll on my body and my mojo.
In today’s fast-paced, over-scheduled world, I’m doing what I can to give my kids their childhood. It’s easy to get swept up in the pressure to do everything and be everything—and that goes for kids as well as parents.
Most of the pressure starts out with good intentions, or at least with the vibe of helpfulness. Questions from family members and other moms about when I’m enrolling my 3-year-old in preschool. Blogs and Pinterest boards filled with activities to fill every minute of the day. Sign-ups for classes and playdates.
When my daughter was a year old, I started to doubt myself and wondered if I was being a lazy mom. I didn’t have our days and activities scheduled out. Heck, most of the time when I tried to do an impromptu project I didn’t even have the “materials from around the house” on hand. Instead, we spent our days with a general routine and lots of play.
Have you ever noticed how technology comes so easy to most little kids? Even as young as babies and toddlers?
I’m not even referring to tech toys aimed at kids, but to the very devices we use every day as adults.
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Do you ever feel like your days are repeating themselves? Or that you can predict how the day will go based on how your little one pops their head up out of bed?
The early years of parenting are very much like the movie, “Groundhog Day“ where Phil, a weatherman, relives the same day over and over again. I think this is why I can’t believe three years have gone by since my daughter was born.
Do you often feel drained and exhausted at the end of the day with your kids? If you’re an introverted mom–like me–it might be because you aren’t getting enough downtime to recharge. I know, it’s hard to get quiet time alone when your baby won’t take a bottle and your toddler wants to climb you like a jungle gym. Now that I’m aware of how my increasing introversion affects my parenting, I’m trying different ways to recharge throughout the day.
Has your preschooler ever asked for girl toys or boy toys? Have they wanted “girl” crayons? Or “boy” clothes?
This has been coming up in conversations with my 3-year-old more and more lately and I’m doing my best to address them in a gender-neutral way.