Helicopter Mom

When I got my son dressed this morning, I chose the cutest jeans to go with a striped long sleeved onesie. Paired it with some cute baby Sperry’s. Hair on point. I was super happy with the cute outfit and how put together he looked. Mom point for me, right? And then breakfast happened. Egg…

SAHM Chronicles, (Part 2)

When we first started The Makings of Motherhood, I wrote a post about staying at home and the transition it took to reach a part of this life that I felt confident and comfortable in. When I wrote it, S was about sixteen months. The original post is broken down into a few parts and…

Safety First

The world is a crazy place. There is so much bad stuff going on. I feel like at least once a week (if not more) I’m seeing some kind of story about an attempted abduction in a grocery store parking lot or a suspicious man following a woman through Walmart. Just the other week, I…

A Year of Dates.

I hate to even think about this but: Christmas is just around the corner. I know, that blows me away! We’re days away from October, which will fly by. Then we’ll be jumping into Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. Before you know it, Christmas will come and go and we’ll have no clue how January 2019 snuck…

DIY Baby Wipes

I’m a little crispy as a Mom. Ha, let me explain…What I mean is, I’m not a full-on “crunchy mom.” We did choose to cloth diaper for a various reasons, (and how cute is a cloth booty, am I right?) But I’m also not whatever the opposite is. I’m kind of in-between, I guess you…

Missing in Action

Wow– it’s been over a month since we’ve posted on the blog website, though we stay active on Instagram. Life has just been… crazy. Is that a good enough excuse? Can you forgive us for our slackness if we’re honest by just saying that we’ve been busy? To add to that, I’ll be honest in…

Six Easy Toddler Friendly Meals

Sometimes it can be difficult to find meals that your little one will eat. Well, don’t worry. We have some great meals for you! Not only are these great for your little one, but they’re good for adults too! Hopefully these ideas will help to make your meal planning and meal time a little smoother….

Allowing Others to Improve You

There’s an aspect of teaching I know all teachers dread. It’s looked at with fear and anxiety and apprehension. It’s likely the darkest day of their teaching year. I’ve seen strong, valiant, and incredibly admirable teachers crippled with fear on this day; evaluation day. In most corporate or professional settings, we generally experience some type…

The End of an Era

We had a rough start. I thought nursing would be a breeze. I thought he’d come out, be placed on my chest, and just be ready to start nursing. And then he didn’t. The hours ticked by slowly and I began to worry that it wasn’t going to happen for us. Slowly, it did. The…

Loving the Now

You know how you always hear moms lament babyhood? I mean, these moms are sobbing, newborn pictures in hand, wishing they could turn back the clock and make their baby a baby again. Well, you want to know one of my biggest mom-secrets? I feel like I don’t do that. *shrug* Do I think my…