The Best Gift for Expecting Parents or Grandparents-To-Be

fetal heart monitor doppler kit With all four of our kids being adults, two married and two engaged, and the fact that we will become grandparents for the first time this year, I am always looking for unique, useful items that can help create treasure memories that I wish had been available to me when I was expecting or when my boys were babies.

One of the gifts I have gotten for one of our kids and that I have saved on my gift list for the others, when the time comes is a portable baby heartbeat monitor doppler kit.

I like this particular one because it has a cord that allows you to hook it up to your computer so you can record the heartbeat. Order the portable baby heartbeat monitor here

heartbeat bear

Another thing I found that I absolutely love is the Heartbeat Bear. My son and his fiancé’ got me one for Christmas. Any time I feel a little down, I can hold my little baby bear’s hand and hear her heartbeat.

These bears make a timeless, treasured gift for any parent or grandparent-to-be. They do have other options besides the bear, but since Baer is the last name of my kids, it just seems to fit. Order the heartbeat bear here

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I Love You to the Moon and Back – Family Memories Then and Now

love you to the moon and backWhen my boys were little, there was a children’s book, Guess How Much I Love You, that featured the phrase, “I love you to the moon and back.” To this day, it’s one of those phrases that my boys and I share, often. Mostly by text and when we’re sending our daily good night messages. My boys will soon be 23-year-old young men, but they’ll always be my little boys.

Wednesday, I went to lunch with my cousin Kim. After lunch we hit the local Hobby Lobby so I could pick up some decorations for my All-Holiday-Tree that I decorate for every holiday or season. In the Valentine’s decorations, the first thing that grabbed my attention was a small square that had our special saying on it. I grabbed it up right away. 

As soon as I got home, I set it out where I can look at it several times a day as a reminder of something very special I share with my boys and to somehow feel a little closer to them, even though they moved out a couple of years ago.

I’m not the greatest empty-nester at all. I miss my kids. I miss them being little. I miss the hustle and bustle of running them to school, sports or wherever.

Time does go by so very fast. If you are the mother of small children and find you get frustrated a lot, just know that you will miss it when it’s gone.

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Silk Plants Direct – The Most Elegant and Realistic Silk Flowers I Have Ever Seen

Once Christmas is over and all the decorations are down and stored away for another year, I am ready to skip right into spring. January and February tend to be very gloomy here in Indiana. Working on projects that add fresh color and beauty to my surroundings helps pass time and make the gloomiest of days more bearable – especially for someone like me who suffers with Seasonal Affective Disorder. I’ve tried to add live […] Read the Full Article »

Proof of How Stupid I Can Be

When certain people show up on your friend suggestions and it makes you gag, cringe and then throw up a little. Seriously! It doesn’t happen to me often because I’ve done a good job at blocking the three people who can turn the best of days to the worst of days with the mere sight of their ugly mug! Unfortunately, I have this ex who likes to create new profiles. God only knows why! But […] Read the Full Article »

I Wish I Weren’t So Serious and Boring

From the time I was born, life has been a series of events that were very serious in nature. When I reflect back on my entire life, it’s hard for me to recall the times that I was able to be anything but serious. As much as I try to have a sense of humor, it’s not something that comes easy for me. Especially when it comes to my kids. When I was a child, […] Read the Full Article »