Author Archive | Erin Ellis

get rid of the pacifier

Bye Bye Pacifier!

What could be better than a newborn taking a pacifier right away and being immediately soothed by it? My husband and I thought we lucked out when Elizabeth took a pacifier like a champ. What we didn’t realize then was that she would be attached to that soother for four years! Her dentist was not […]

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Halloween party tips

Planning a Halloween Party

So, you wanna plan a Halloween party (cue Vincent Price’s “Thriller” Laugh)…Here are some tips and ideas for hosting a “Spooktacular” Soiree! Halloween party tips:  Decide on a Budget: The biggest decision maker will be how much you want to spend. Will this be a fancy evening with rented tables and chairs, a ghoulish band […]

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swimsuit challenged

For the Swimsuit-Shopping Challenged

Swim suit shopping. Oh no. It’s that time of year. That time when you realize you didn’t quite keep up with your New Year’s resolution and, oh crap! It’s hot outside. It’s officially swimsuit-shopping season. And I am swimsuit-shopping challenged. Bum, bum BUUUUUMMMM! A few months ago, I was shopping at Target for random junk […]

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acid reflux or colic

Surviving Acid Reflux or Colic

What it’s like surviving acid reflux or colic: Imagine someone hands you your precious newborn baby, and then imagine she NEVER. STOPS. CRYING. One may think I’m exaggerating. I’m not. For a while, before meds, Elizabeth (“E” for short) would either be sleeping or crying. I will never forget the looks from other Moms, that, […]

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