Screen Junkie

March 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

So I’m a little embarrassed to admit that my son has a problem… Hi. My name is Vanessa and my son is a screen junkie. He is utterly obsessed with anything TV or iPod. At first, I started out letting him watch a show while I got dressed in the morning and when I was cooking dinner in the evening. It was the ONLY thing that kept him from driving me crazy or tearing the […]

Christmas, Cut Short

December 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

My mom has always told me that when you have a kid, you never know when you might have to call off established plans to take care of a sick child. Well, we learned that the hard way this year. Gabriel started with a runny nose and hacking cough the day before Christmas Eve… Our holiday plans were to drive out to my in-laws on Christmas Day, spend the night, then continue our journey South […]


December 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Let’s talk dirty for a second. Yeah, I mean poop. Before Gabriel was born, I committed to using cloth diapers. For the most part we’ve been diligent about sticking to that about 75% of the time. Admittedly, I use disposables at night and when we’re going out/traveling. Sometimes that makes me feel like I’ve given up on cloth, but then I have to remind myself that I’m being realistic: Gabriel gets awful rashes in his […]

Nap Fail

October 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

So Gabriel has been phasing out his two naps a day, which is fine by me because it seems he’s been sleeping longer at night. Woot! Just another step closer to sleeping through the night consistently (it’s about bleeding time!) But for some reason I thought he needed two naps today. He took an early nap at 10am and was showing signs of sleepiness by 3pm. So, down he went… or so I thought. He […]

Warning: Cute Tush Photos

September 22, 2011 at 11:21 am

We’ve been battling a little diaper rash problem here in the Loftus household (sorry TMI). I have my theories as to why it’s happening, but because of day care it’s been a little difficult to clear up. When he’s home with me we’ve been using disposables, lots of A&D ointment, and running around diaper-free. The diaper-free thing has been a bit of a challenge considering that it’s hard to tell when his bladder is going […]

Permission to Freak Out?

September 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

So I was doing a little surfing, emailing, whatever at the computer… I can’t remember exactly because what happened next totally erased those details from my brain. Gabriel was next to me at first, but he left me to go into the powder room (which is right next to the office). The next thing I know he’s closed the door, trapping himself inside. I got up from the desk to free him from the bathroom. […]

Baby Proofing

June 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

Admittedly, I haven’t been all that diligent about baby proofing every crevice of our house. Mostly because I’m in the same room with him 90% of the time. Although there have been a few close calls with the stairs going to the den! And I REALLY need to get those stopper thinggies for my office drawers. But the one thing I absolutely HAVE to do is replace the floor lamp in his bedroom. He has […]