Expecting Your Second Child And Freaking Out The First One Will Suffer?

Expecting your second child and freaking out that the first one will suffer? It's more common than you think.

I found this unpublished post that I wrote right after Meyer came home from the NICU four years ago and I have no idea why I never published it. I suspect it has something to do with 5-7 doctor appointments per week at the time but anyway, I read it and remembered so clearly the […]

20 Things The Second Baby Taught Me

differences between first and second child

My little one will be 3 in a couple of months and I’m feeling nostalgic as his babyhood slips away.  I remember wondering if there was enough room in my heart to love another child as much as I loved the first one.  Turns out, there was no need to worry — and this one from […]

3 Facts About Kids That Will Save You Tons of Money

3 things to know about having kids that will save you tons of money - Toulouse & Tonic

Allow me to save you some money by giving you the benefit of my financial wisdom after having 2 children.  Believe me, I’ve made the mistakes (some of them twice) and my wallet is empty.  Here are some ways you can avoid the same mistakes and keep your money for things they’ll actually need. 1. […]

10 (more) Sucky Things About Being Married to a Pregnant Woman

10 Sucky Things About Being Married to a Pregnant Woman, by a very brave man - Toulouse & Tonic

A while back, I invited a friend of mine named Mike to write a guest post for my blog after he sent me some thoughts about my post The Top 10 Sucky Things About Being Pregnant.  Let’s just say that Mike is not afraid to go there.  His post The Top 10 Sucky Things About […]

21 Ways to Tell if You’re Becoming Your Mother

21 Ways to tell if you're becoming your mother - @toulousentonic

Some people can’t wait to become the woman that is their mother.  Other women have spent their young lives thinking, “I’ll never be like that.”  But guess what?  You will.  The minute you have a kid, it starts and before you know it – you’ve morphed into her.  Wonder if it’s happening to you?  Here are […]

10 Differences Between First And Second Time Moms

funny differences in parenting with first child and second child

I originally wrote this post for the blog Mommy Shorts when she was just on the verge of explosion into second-time motherhood.  I’d already been there for about 9 months at the time and was constantly struck by how different I was with the second one than the first one.  With Asher, everything had to […]

10 Signs You’re an “Old” Mommy.


I had my kids a bit later in life than I planned.  Would I have liked to have had them earlier?  Maybe.  But I’m oh-so-thankful to have been blessed with these little stinkers regardless of the fact that they were a little fashionably late to the party. What’s weird about my experience being an “older” […]

Boob Men

My lactating boobs are out-of-control big. Actually, big is just not enough of a word for ’em. They were BIG when I was pregnant (see The Top Ten Sucky Things About Being Pregnant.) Actually, they were more HUGE than BIG. But since I’ve started producing milk, these things have entered a whole new stratosphere. Now […]

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