Friday Fun: My Son Made a Board Game

Happy Friday! Initially, I hadn't intended on posting today, but my son created something I promised I would share about. So I'm here to take a break from all things books and writing to be a proud mother. I don't know if it's because we're basically locked back up at home again now that the … Continue reading Friday Fun: My Son Made a Board Game

Am I Raising a Meg?

If you have a spare moment, could you pop over here and let me know how you usually read my posts? I have a lot of different things in mind for changing things up here, so am collecting some information to best help me determine which way to go. If you’ve already let me know, thank you … Continue reading Am I Raising a Meg?

And a New Phase of Worry as a Parent Has Begun

Parents understand worry very well. Not only is the world a scary place, but babies and young children are just so fragile. I remember worrying about my kids when they were both newborns. SIDS terrified me and, since both were born early, both were slightly more likely to succumb to it. When my oldest learned … Continue reading And a New Phase of Worry as a Parent Has Begun

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 7: I Should Have Known Something Was Going On

Despite my husband's reassurances, I was prepared for the long wait for another positive pregnancy test. The doctor had said to wait 3 months, but we had decided to not follow his advice. Still, there was no guarantee I would ovulate any time soon, no guarantee I would get pregnant again right away, no guarantee … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 7: I Should Have Known Something Was Going On

It’s Not Just Children Who Stare

Whether you have kids or have found yourself around them, you know the stare. They can't seem to help themselves as they stare intently at a stranger. Sometimes it's unblinking without the hint of a smile. Sometimes there are a few blinks and a partly open mouth. And, no matter what you do, they won't … Continue reading It’s Not Just Children Who Stare

Motherhood is Magical: Redefining The Lily Cafe

Lately, I've been struggling with my motherhood posts. I've gotten caught in wanting to both fit in with other mom bloggers even though motherhood is only one focus of The Lily Cafe and with trying to talk about the kind of mom I am, which sometimes is at odds with what other mom bloggers write … Continue reading Motherhood is Magical: Redefining The Lily Cafe

My Late Preterm Babies

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. I debated for a while about whether I should write about my premature babies because, even though they were born early, they are far from the tiny babies born at twenty-something weeks who had to spend weeks to months in the NICU and face a lifetime of health, emotional, and … Continue reading My Late Preterm Babies

My Little Troopers

My kids amaze me every day, but in times of crisis they are more than amazing. They are my little troopers. This past Saturday, The Husband wrote a post I could not bring myself to do. With love, empathy, and understanding, he crafted a post that not only spoke of what was happening in our … Continue reading My Little Troopers

Baking with Young Children Tip #5

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #5: Have fun! Doing anything in the kitchen with small children can be difficult. There are … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #5

Celebrating Mothers: Mother’s Guilt by theworldtravelingmom

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to be celebrating this month and is honored to be able to share this lovely post on mom guilt by theworldtravelingmom! I am changing gears a little bit today for this blog. I want to talk about Mother’s Guilt. Doctors use words like postpartum, exhaustion, and hormonal changes. They give … Continue reading Celebrating Mothers: Mother’s Guilt by theworldtravelingmom