A Friendly Reminder!

Just a reminder that I have moved my blog to Wordpress (yay!) and I would love for you all to follow me from there. You can even subscribe to recieve all of my posts via email, at the top of the right sidebar on my new blog @ http://www.foreverandafter.wordpress.com

Oh, and let me add, it's pretty bare bones over there! For now! There is a little but of a learning curve, but I'm loving it already. See ya on the other side!

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Identity Crisis: Moving to Wordpress

I have been wanting to move my blog to Wordpress.com and change my domain name SO SO bad!

I'm really liking Wordpress (and wondering why didn't I start over there??!) I love the commenting options, the dashboard, everything!

As for my domain, I really want my own someday! It already doesn't fit us. I often wonder what the heck I was thinking when I typed in "mommy2chazz." Yes, I am a mommy, to a Chazz, but I won't be forever. Someday, I probably will be called "mom" and hopefully by more babies than Mr. Chazz. What will I do then?? I don't want my second little one to feel left out, and Mommy2Chazz&So&So is just not gunna work for me!
And I didn't realize how common "mommyto" is. I see it everywhere, probably because it's a reflection of who you become when you become mom. And it's just too stinkin' cute.
I didn't do my research before hand, I started this blog for my handsome little man. I started without really knowing about the amazing community of moms who also blog. Who are there to read, support, offer advice.

So I'm making the move! Over to wordpress.com. Today!

Feel free to swing by (it's pretty plain at the moment) and follow my blog from there!

Click to go there-> Forever&After

Plum Organics Winner!

This is late getting up, folks! I was out of town for a funeral, and had no WiFi. (scary, I know!) So here it is!

The winner for the Plum Organics giveaway from EcoMom.com is....

Entry #4: Josefine of Baby Cays. Swing by her blog and congratulate her!

Thanks to all who entered, and a special thanks to EcoMom.com for sponsoring this review!

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Mommy Milestone. Come Linkup!

As a first time mommy, I spend a lot of time anticipating and celebrating each and every one of Chazz's milestones. It is an amazing thing to witness. But I'm starting to realize that I have reached a few milestones myself. And they need some celebrating too! {hey, any reason to pop open a bottle of wine!} Here are some of my mommy milestones

- Anxiety. Particularly seperation anxiety! The first couple of times that we left Chazz were really hard for me. But its slowly getting better. This last time, I was a little more relaxed. I didn't feel panic-y or as anxious to get home to him. It felt nice to get out with Roman and not feel guilty or as stressed. Just enjoying our time together was such a relief! I think it is only a matter of time before I'm more comfortable without him.

- Some sort of schedule assymbled. Mostly in hopes of getting our lives back in order. Yes, I realize it will never be the same. And that "order" won't be possible everyday. I can't balance it all (yet!) but my new stay at home mom schedule is working well. And to have a few thing accomplised at the end of the day feels nice!

A few milestones that I'm looking forward to:

- Sleeping. Ever.
Ok but really, him sleeping in his own bed, and someday his own room, will be nice. But nobody is ready for that yet, especially me! He sleeps well on his own for naps, but with him still nursing at night, it is so hard for me to get out of bed, let alone going in another room. I'm hoping that the weeks following our move, we can slowly move him into his own bed.

- Losing the diaper bag. I love love love my diaper bag. Love it! And I am nowhere near being able to give it up. But at some point, it won't be needed. Not having to lug it around all the time will be nice. {I swear, it's worse than a purse. I need a back adjustment!} Maybe a small pack for quick changes, and the bulk of it can be in the car?? Because I'm a "just in case" kind of girl.

There are so many things a mom learns along the way! What Mommy Milestones have you accomplished? What are you still working on? Link up, pour a glass of wine, and lets toast to our success!


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We're Moving!

Finally! ::SQUEE!::

That kinda sorta maybe means blogging won't be happening. I know, I know, try not to lose it! But with all of the packing {gag}, the maze of boxes, cleaning, and unpacking, aaaand being mom, I just won't have time... It's not you, it's me. :)

But when the dust clears (and the wifi is back up), I'll be sure to post some before and after pics of our new home

Until then, my lovlies!

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The Somewhat Effective Schedule

Does anyone else feel like this? Like on the bad days, the day is gone before I'm out of my PJ's. And on the good days, I'm still miles behind on my to do list. I can never get it all done! Like D-O-N-E done.

I'll be the first to admit, we are far from finding domestic bliss in our home, and I never stop trying. But a post over at Accustomed Chaos got me thinking about what's really important. Keeping a clean house is important, but having fun with Chazz is top priority.

I'm trying to keep that in mind while in search of the perfect schedule. Something to fit in all of the things that need done and fun time too! It needs to fit in the following, but but flexible enough to roll with naps, nursing, and a teething baby. And a lot of playtime!

*Eat breakfast (Always a challenge!)
*Get Chazz and I ready
*Pick up, light cleaning, dishes
*Run arrands, sort mail, pay bills
*Dinner and prep
*Work out and/or get out!
*Relax and Free time

Here is what I came up with. There is time inbetween so that I can tend to Chazz if he gets fussy, or just wants to play!

I'm going to try to stick to this schedule in hopse of getting something, anything, done. But the end of the day, if I have a messy house and a happy baby, the day is still a success in my book!

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Wordless-less Wednesday

I just love these two! I love the special laughs that Chazz has just for his daddy. It's sweet how he says "dadada" and giggles.

Watching them play is heartwarming, and I can't wait to see them grow together!

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