Tag Archives: Mommy

Stop and Listen

I AM that Mom

Is Love Enough?

Love of a child“Mommy? I wanna stay home with you and Daddy, because I love you both so much Mommy. And also it hurts my heart when I’m not with you.”

With two sweet arms wrapped around my neck, how could I EVER let go. And more to the point, how am I supposed to just say, “Too bad kid. You’re going to school no matter how much it breaks your heart.”

But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me back up and start at the beginning. Paint you a proper picture, and then if you would be so kind as to give me some parental guidance…. Continue reading I AM that Mom


A heart of thankfulness

SO ~ I have been offered and consequently have accepted a position. I will now be a program facilitator running programming for parents and their children.  Sky is the limit for the type of programming ~ everything from learning to cook and pamper the Momma’s with pedicures time! The job is perfect for me and its only 22 hrs a week so I won’t have to be gone from Jude too much. From all that I can currently tell the team I will be working with is great, there’s a family oriented dynamic and they seem to all connect and support one another ~ just what I was looking for.

HOWEVER ~ I am not over the moon excited… and why is that?  The answer is obvious – I need to leave my baby boy every week for 22 hrs…. how will I cope?

Continue reading A heart of thankfulness

Time for a Grovia Giveaway!

Keeping in mind that one of my all time favourite cloth diapers are the Grovia shells and biosoaker/fuzzibunz insert – I contacted a friend of mine who owns her own cloth diaper shop about connecting with us for a great giveaway. She was super excited to participate and so here we are with our first giveaway from Lyon’s Den Cloth Diaper Naturals – a Grovia Velcro Shell!

Whether you are already a Grovia lover and want to build up your stash – or you’ve never tried them before this is a great opportunity for you 🙂 I hope you’ll become a Grovia fan too.

Want to win? Of course you do! Here’s how to enter…

  1. Like Momma Needs Coffee on Facebook
  2. Follow MommaNeedsCoffee on Twitter
  3. Comment here letting me know you entered
  4. If you tweet at @MrsMommaBel about this giveaway I’ll even throw in an extra entry for you!
Once we reach 100 followers or in 2 weeks time Saturday August 20, 2011 (whichever comes first) the winner will be randomly selected.
Happy Day my friends!

Has the race begun?

Remember a while back when I talked about Mom’s comparing?  How it all starts when we’re pregnant?  How much weight have YOU gained? 😉  Or not even asking just secretly hating all the preggo women that look tiny EVERYWHERE except for that itsy bitsy bump… while we walk around blimps… then baby arrives and we compare labour – ‘I did it natural.. no drugs for this super Momma~’ comparing baby’s birth weight, height, size of noggins… It just never ends does it? Your baby is too big,an Ompaloompa!  BABY DIET!!!!  or your baby is sooo tiny (not horrible if its a girl but heaven forbid it be a small boy…) Constant comparison.  How you parent, how your child eats, what he eats, when he eats.. Breast – bottle.. cloth  – disposable. AHHHH you just want to throw your hands up and say WHY CAN’T WE JUST ALL BE DIFFERENT! But given our society – the need to be like the Jone’s – it starts somewhere!  Apparently in utero. Continue reading Has the race begun?

This is life.

Today was a day, just like any other day – full of ups and downs. It’s my brother’s 40th Birthday today – (YEAH! Let’s give a HUGE shout out Happy Birthday to my big brother!) My sister planned a party for him at Bathtub Island (for those of you not from here.. its this remote little spot just 30 min south of Wawa, Ontario) The sand is INCREDIBLE – the water GORGEOUS and I imagine had today NOT been on the cooler side with a thick, low fog everywhere, it would have been an over the top amazing beach day! As it was, it was an ok day. No need for sunscreen or setting up little man’s sun tent! Which reminds me – what ARE your thoughts on sunscreen? Continue reading This is life.