“Mommy, you a hot mess!” by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on April 4, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Toddlers |

That’s what my 2-year-old called me. “A hot mess.” And he was right. It’s been a hard couple of days being a Mom. It started yesterday with my automatic van doors refusing to open and close when I push the button on my key pad. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the number […]


Confessions of A Few Good Moms by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 9, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Need a laugh?, Newborns, Toddlers, Your home |

I love being a Mom. I really do! But this is hard work, man. I don’t ever get to leave work to go home. My home is my work. And there’s so much that goes into keeping my household running smoothly with one in elementary school, one in pre-school, one who is potty-training, one who […]


Competitive Parenting by Cafe du Mom

Posted by curlyq on March 8, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids |

When my first child was born – a girl – my husband and I were so excited.  She was 7 lbs and 5 ounces – a perfect size!  However, as we took her to her monthly “weigh in’s”, she was steadily dropping to lower and lower percentiles in her height and weight.  Our doctor was […]

Keeping Your Cool When Your Baby Has Colic by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 7, 2013 in Babies, Newborns |

Although I refused to admit it at the time, a couple of my babies have been colicky. They cried incessantly in the evenings for several weeks (or was it months?). Below are a few different things I tried. You may try several before finding something that works for your baby! When your baby is really […]


Body After Baby by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 6, 2013 in Babies, Childbirth, Newborns |

So, you made it through childbirth! It may not have gone like you planned, but you did it. It’s behind you, and you have finally gotten to meet your baby!!! Bask in the glory of it for just a minute…are you basking? Okay, now lovingly look at your body. It’s going to do some bizarre-o […]


Frugal Mommy: What Gear Will My Baby Need? by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 1, 2013 in Babies, Money-saving Tips, Newborns, Pregnancy, Products we love |

I registered at Babies ‘R’ Us and Target for my 1st pregnancy. Between those two stores, they had most of what I needed within my tight budget. (If you are a boutique shopper with ample income, just focus on the items I used, not the brands.) After my 1st baby, I haven’t had a shower […]


Newborns – An Instruction Manual by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 1, 2013 in Babies, Breastfeeding, Newborns |

“Babies are tougher than we give them credit for: We’re about to go home from the hospital with our new little bundle. He is so sweet, such a champ! He’s really taken this whole being born thing in stride.” –CurlyQ’s Facebook status, August 2012   Newborns – An Instruction Manual Newborn babies are so little, […]

Tylenol and Motrin Dosing Information

Posted by mymommymentorcurlyq on February 25, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Helpful Charts and Lists, Illness, Newborns |

The Mommy Mentors are always searching for dosing information for Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen), especially when our children are very young. Below is the updated (2011) dosing information. Be sure to bookmark this page so when a middle-of-the-night fever rages, you’ll know just how much your sad baby will need. Click on the picture […]

Breastmilk and formula storage guidelines

Posted by mymommymentorcurlyq on February 25, 2013 in Babies, Breastfeeding, Helpful Charts and Lists, Newborns |

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Overnight Solutions to Leaky Diapers by CurlyQ

Posted by mymommymentorcurlyq on February 23, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Helpful Charts and Lists, Toddlers |

My kids have each taken their turn soaking through their diapers at night and waking up covered in urine from neck to ankles. They’re miserable, I have to bathe them (often in the midst of the morning school rush), and I have more laundry to do. Below are different things I’ve tried to minimize diapers […]

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