My ‘Guest Room’ Apology

The Guest Room Apology From Your Mama Friend

I’m part of a few ‘Mommy Groups’ over on Facebook, and occassionally I come across some amazing posts. The following post as an open letter to a dear friend about her guest room was shared in the Bringing Up the Littles by Allison Wilson Wright; and she gave me permission to share it with you. She captures the changes in friendship and life that having children can have, and I love her way with words and the delicate story she shares.
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After Kids, ‘Well Rested’ is a Myth.

‘Well Rested’ is a Myth

At the beginning, individuals comprehend that bringing new life brings weariness. Individuals inquire as to whether the infant is sleeping through the night, as though that is the mysterious key to them feeling like completely human again. In any case, each parent knows, it is most certainly not. I’m entirely certain that moms never feel like fully functional human beings again. Perhaps they simply change the meaning of what “Cognizant” means, which no longer infers anything firmly identified with “rested”. Here’s the reason:

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Wild Women Wednesday :: Jessica

#WWW - Wild Woman Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday is a monthly interview with amazing military mama bloggers. The goal is to connect more with the blogosphere and get to know more of my ‘coworkers’. Really build *my* community.

Meet Jessica:
A mom that I met at our last duty station in New Mexico. She has two beautiful daughters and is married to an active duty Airman; currently stationed in England. Formerly a CDC Tech, she now stays home with her girls and keeps the house running.#WWW - Wild Woman Wednesday
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Some of my favorite products for toddlers

Toddler Tools: Save your sanity with this list of helper items | @Emmmmerz www.emmmmerz.com

And our third installment in baby gear is here! Toddlerhood is a very trying season, and these items can help lessen some of the stress.

For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.
— Benjamin Franklin

How I broke down my lists:
Pregnancy (duh)
Newborn (0-2mos)
Baby/Infant (2-12Mos)
Toddler (12-24mos)
Preschooler (2-4years)
** some preemies might be better categorized based on their “adjusted age”.
Toddler Tools
Potty training starts in this period, along with major communication skills, annnnnnndddd…… the dreaded teething!(Keep in mind, each item is going to have a referral link, which just means that at no cost to you, you can help support the blog! Yay!)

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Some of my Favorite Products for Infants

Time for the second installment of my favorite baby store products! Babies require stuff. Sometimes lots of stuff.
The following is a few items for the infant stage that has been used with all 3, or I wish I’d had before I did. (Keep in mind, each item is going to have a referral link, which just means that at no cost to you, you can help support the blog! Yay!)


How I broke down my lists:
Pregnancy (duh)
Newborn (0-2mos)
Baby/Infant (2-12Mos)
Toddler (12-24mos)
Preschooler (2-4years)
** some preemies might be better categorized based on their “adjusted age”.

Infinitely Infants
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Baby Prepping 2.0

#babyprepping #freezermeals | @Emmmmrz www.emmmmerz.com/

DaBaby is due this week, and we spent the past weekend running around like crazy between playgroup coordinator meeting, grocery shopping, a birthday party, cleaning/re-organizing, AND prepping these meals. I am sure Ry is ready for this baby to be born so we can slow down a little, haha.

Again, to ensure that we aren’t eating terribly horrible the entire time we are adjusting to having 3 babies, we are prepping some meals for the freezer to make as needed. (Hoping more than 1 friend makes us a meal this time!)

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He or she? B5’s Gender Reveal

Ultrasounds don’t just reveal the baby’s gender; the procedure is done mainly to take an early look at the fetus to make sure it’s developing properly. During an ultrasound, the technician moves a device over the mother’s stomach that sends high-frequency sound waves through her uterus. The sound waves create a picture of the fetus that is viewed simultaneously on a monitor. Depending on the age and position of the fetus, the technician should be able to accurately tell if it’s a boy or a girl. This is based on the technician’s recognition of its male or female genitals. Gender determination is always done in 2D B&W technology for reliability purposes.

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Baby Names

We are expecting a new family member to join us May 2015 (on Lea’s birthday!) And won’t be finding out the gender of RedHot until the 2nd of January, but are excited to figure out a name. We won’t be releasing our decision until we can tell RedHot their name face to face, so you’ll just have to wait 😉
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31 Things about me

It’s my birthday again! Birthday’s are very important to me, I take them as a reminder of why I am so thankful for the person and their part in my life. For my own I like to reflect on what makes me, me, and how to improve that me. Here are random things, facts, habits, or goals about me.

  1. I had a cat growing up, she was 20 when she died in 2007.
  2. I love chocolate, coffee, and mashed potatoes…separately.
  3. I used to want to change my name; but grew to love how unique it is (Well, was. Emma made top 10 girl names since 2002).
  4. I tend to wear my levi’s to death, and hate to part with them.
  5. I adore reading…and will stay up all night with a cliffhanger.
  6. Purple is my all time fave color, especially lavender (scent too).
  7. I have a black thumb, and have killed every plant I have tried to keep.
  8. I don’t like apple pie, cheesecake, orange juice, or toffee.
  9. If you pull up beside me in my car, I am probably singing along with the radio.
  10. One of my nicknames is Tigger.
  11. Happy bunny always makes me smile.
  12. As does Grumpy Cat.
  13. I have bad knees.
  14. And am a very reliable weather vane.
  15. Ry calls me CDO (it’s like OCD, but alphabetized).
  16. I pretend to be artistic, and sometimes succeed.
  17. Our current duty station has brought out my craftastic side.
  18. I refuse to EVER drunk/tipsy drive, and do my damnedest to stop others from doing so.
  19. Don’t understand serious celebrity crushes.
  20. Can be rather vain about my hair.
  21. Makeup is more work than I am willing to put towards my appearance 99% of the time.
  22. All 4 of us (Ry, Jam, Lea and me) were born on a Monday.
  23. Car seat safety is incredibly important to me, and seeing kids not being protected by their parents gives me anxiety.
  24. Country linedancing is a great workout and I really miss going every week.
  25. I don’t really follow astrology/tarot/etc but it fascinates me nonetheless.
  26. I still try to learn something new every day, if nothing else it encourages my son’s thirst for knowledge.
  27. Brutally honest and lacking in sympathy.
  28. I HATE exercising for execising sake. Give me a to do list with some good old fashioned hard work any day!
  29. Parents that don’t do their own research on as much as possible for their kids drive me batty.
  30. I don’t do ‘drama’
  31. Reality TV is trash, mainstream news is biased, and society needs to read more.

Green Living, mil-family style?

Crunchy Mama Badge (Courtesy crunchybeachmama.com)
Badge Courtesy crunchybeachmama.com
The term “Green Living” has so much attached to it these days. Both positive, and negative connotations. To me, it just means taking a few steps backwards from the American consumerism lifestyle that is prevalent especially on military installations. I am trying to get back to an older style of living, where you grow what you eat, make what you can, and buy as little as possible. With some small exceptions of course. (Gotta have my coffee and wifi!)
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You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other night dear, as I lay sleepin’
I dreamed, I held you in my arms
When I awoke dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cry

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

You told me once dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between us
But now you’ve left me and you love another
And you have shattered all my dreams

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

I’ll always love you and make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me to love another
But you’ll regret it all some day

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
Please don’t take my sunshine away

Firsts

Simpson's Emma Caricature

Birthdays are incomplete without the ones who love and care for you. Thank you to my family and friends for making my every day special, and my birthday even more so. Whenever I get a new calender, I flip straight to my birthday month to see which picture I got. Don’t you too?

Since it’s that time of year again, I am sharing another fun post.
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