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New Mom Tips from a Once Clueless Mom

Friday, May 1st, 2015 • No Comments on New Mom Tips from a Once Clueless Mom

What do paper plates, Amazon, naps and babysitters have in common? They’re all mentioned in my first piece for Mom.me7 New Mom Tips from a Military Spouse

Here’s a teaser:

1. I stocked up on paper plates

Seriously. A friend told me about this before I had my son and I know I rolled my eyes. But let me tell you something: When you are sleep-deprived, the fewer chores you have to do, the better. I could still eat something halfway nutritious without moaning over the dishes. And yes, I have a dishwasher, but the loading and unloading of a dishwasher is even more exhausting when you’re already exhausted. Invest in a 500 pack of paper plates and don’t suffer a moment’s guilt over using them. For that matter, stock up on aluminum foil and any other disposable product that will make your life easier. You can save the environment when baby is older and sleeping through the night.

That’s a stock photo that goes along with my post, but here is the real thing as it was happening in February 2010. That’s my two and half month old son “talking” to his father in Dubai!


I have an eighth tip for new moms:

8. Utilize all available technology to make your life a little easier!

Whether it’s Skype to talk to a partner or family at a distance, DVR to record your favorite shows to watching during baby’s feeding times or the timer on your coffee pot set the night before so you can survive another long day with baby, use it! And whatever you don’t have can be added to your baby registry.


On another note, never in my life– at least not in the first 42 years when I didn’t have children– did I imagine I would someday be a mommy blogger. But I hope my experiences (most of them by trial and error…) and advice will resonate with other parents.

Posted by Kristina in Baby, Motherhood & Parenting

Contemplating Summer

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 • 1 Comment on Contemplating Summer

Memorial Day, 2011


Posted by Kristina in Baby, Pregnancy and Baby

Babies and Books!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 • 2 Comments on Babies and Books!

There are websites where you can make pregnancy counters or baby’s age counters or whatever. I have those pregnancy/baby counters on my sadly neglected baby blog.  Since I’m “expecting” two books this year and one right after the new year, I thought I’d do counters for those as well.  This is what my year looks like right now:

Patrick’s second year

Baby Brother on the way

Spring 2011 book

Fall 2011 book (Guessing on release date)

Winter 2012 book (Also a guess)

Oof. What a year it’s going to be!

Posted by Kristina in Baby, Pregnancy and Baby, Writing

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