What does a hematoma, a busted lip, a scratched out cheek, and bruised forehead have in common? A toddler! I am not talking about an angry toddler, but rather a happy, sweet and active toddler who has no concept of what he is doing when he is playing. In this example, the victim is me and the toddler is my cute little munchkin. When I … Continue reading What They Don't Tell You About Toddlers
Three years ago, my husband and I were vacationing in San Francisco having the most amazing time. From a day trip to Napa Valley to watching the Chinese New Year parade, we enjoyed great meals and delicious wines throughout our stay. We never imagined that a few months later we would be expecting a child—a dream for us. Up until the day I gave birth, … Continue reading I Would Have Never Thought
Who loves going to a party? Who loves planning a party? Chances are most of you only said yes to the first question and I completely understand. It’s a lot of work! A lot of people are not a fan of all the details that involve throwing a party of any kind–such as birthday, anniversary, baby shower, new years eve, home warming, to name a … Continue reading Savvy Party Hosting
I am a new parent. So like other new parents, I am sleep deprived. I know this is common, so I am not worried—just sleepy. But lately I have been barely hobbling along every day. When I finally get some sleep, I fall hard—as if I had taken NyQuil or sleeping pills. And my husband’s loud snoring? It doesn’t even matter! I just sleep through … Continue reading When Sleep Deprivation Has No Shame
Having a cold sucks. Having a child under two with a cold sucks even more. It is not just awful because you don’t want to ever see your child sick. It sucks because you can’t give a child under 2 years old any cold medicine to alleviate his cold because it can cause serious and possibly life-threatening side effects. Therefore, you must resort to several … Continue reading Achoo! Under Two
Since it’s #nationalkissagingerday I thought it would be a good time to tell you a little bit about my husband, Scott, and how we met. We met in 2013 at a wine bar in Lincoln Park, where I used to live, and after that night we soon knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Scott was kind, easy going, a … Continue reading My Other Half
Thank you for your interest in my blog! What Mama Loves was born out of my desire to share with others anything I have seen, used, tasted, prepared, enjoyed or purchased that I have loved. What I would share with my friends and family is what I will share here…with you. Some examples include: places I recommend, destinations I’ve traveled, restaurants I recommend, kid-friendly establishments, … Continue reading Welcome to My Blog!