Calling the Poison Control Center

I’d like to thank the friendly voice at my local Poison Control Center for helping me and my son.  It turned out not to be an emergency, but I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t called.  The number to reach my local Poison Control Center – and yours (in the US) – is 1-800-222-1222.  Keep that […]

Happy year and a half, big guy!

I can’t believe you’re 18 months old. That’s one and a half years! You’re stubborn to a fault.  I suppose that’s partially my fault, genetically.  I think your terrible twos are starting early.  You went almost a whole week without eating any meat, just because you didn’t feel like it.  Of course, this was the […]

Happy Valentine’s Day, mommies and babies!

Just wanted to wish all mommies and babies (and daddies and everyone else!) a Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be sure to tell the Cutest Baby Ever, “I love you,” today.  And be sure to tell everyone else you love, as well.  We never say it enough. Tags: love, Valentine's Day

Kid-Friendly Restaurant Reviews: Friendly’s

Friendly’s has been one of my absolute favorite restaurants since high school; it used to be the best hangout spot after school concerts and activities.  There was a fire that closed our local Friendly’s when I was away at college, and I think everyone who went away to college was still talking about it over […]

Looking to lose weight? The Mommy Diet can help!

Being a mom is busy work. Who knew it could help your weight loss plan? Check out a typical day’s meal plan on the Mommy Diet: 8:00 AM – Three Cheerios, partially digested by the saliva on the tiny hand that shoved them into your mouth as you tried to feed Cutest Baby Ever his […]

Kid-Friendly Restaurant Reviews: Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel was one of the restaurants I singled out early on as “kid-friendly.”  I’ve been lucky enough to work from home, so I often have the opportunity to go out to lunch with my parents – and Cracker Barrel is one of our most frequent visits. Kid-Friendly Atmosphere Cracker Barrel has their own wooden high […]

Picky Kids and Vegetables

TJ’s been getting pickier and pickier about what he’ll eat at any given meal.  He’ll turn up his nose (and flip over his bowl) at anything that isn’t macaroni and cheese for four days straight, and then on the fifth day, he won’t touch the stuff.  He gets his fruits in most every day, but […]

More Cutest Baby Ever Shirts

Checking over my referrer information in my site statistics, I found that a number of people were searching Google for “Cutest Baby Ever T-Shirt.” Happily, the top two results were from my blog here and from the Cutest Baby Ever shop at CafePress.  Unfortunately, the CafePress link went directly to the Mom of the Cutest […]

Happy 17 Months, Pooks!

You’re Mr. Independent now. You don’t want to eat anything unless you can feed it to yourself, and even then, you like playing with your food more than eating it most of the time. It’s very frustrating. You also like to scoop your food off of your high chair tray into the seat with you, […]

Guilty Mommy Pleasures: A Little Bit of Romance

With Valentine’s Day coming up next month, I got to thinking about romance. You remember romance, right?  It’s that thing you used to enjoy before you had kids.  (Maybe it’s why you have kids!) Time and energy are at a premium when you have little ones, so romance often disappears for long periods of time […]