Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Vaseline Not Recommended!

Brooke has cradle cap. Bad. I can't just ride it out...its not my personality. Unfortunately. All my girls have had it, but it's much more noticeable on a brunette then blondes. Her flakes bother me. So I was going to fix it. Olive Oil. Worked with my other girls. Massage it on the scalp. A few's cleared up. Didn't work on Brooke. Someone suggested Vaseline. Can't remember who suggested it, but now when I ask any of my girlfriends if they were the one w/ the bright idea they thoroughly deny it...if you're reading this and it was your idea, you're lucky I can't remember.

Vaseline may work on babies with cradle cap who have peach fuzz for hair...but not a baby already in need of a haircut. 27 hair washings later...Brooke may not have cradle cap, but you can't tell one way or the other through her Vaseline coated hair. So I went to resource I never knew existed prior to this incident. No FAQ addressed this issue and their customer service was closed. I couldn't wait. So I asked Jeeves's and was encouraged to learn I wasn't the first one to make this mistake...granted everyone else claimed that their toddlers got into the vaseline and put it in their own hair, not a 32 year old mom. Thankfully, I learned that cornstarch works, eventually. We've tried it 3 times and I finally see an improvement...hopefully a dozen or so more washes and we'll be back to normal. I can't wait to see the flakes again in her soft, spikey hair! They'll never bother me again.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Spiritual Insights From a 4 Year Old...

While watching the cartoon is being sung saying "Maisy can do anything"...Baileigh laughs and says "Mommy, Maisy can't do everything." I ask, "Yah, why not?" Her reply, "Because Maisy doesn't know Jesus, you have to have Jesus in your heart to be able to do everything."

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Aristotle: Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

Leon Blum: When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again

Chinese Proverb: There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher: A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.


What more is there to say about our cutie-patootie! Almost 3 months old and 3 chins to account for each month.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A Blogger is Born

My blogging journey begins. Inspired by the great mind of a friend who has a small blogging addiction (you know who you are, Lisa)...I too am entering the blogging world. My motivation and intentions with this site is to share the daily ups and downs, the trials and tribulations, in summary the organized chaos of our world and the joys and frustrations I attain from my wee three...Baileigh, Mckenna and Brooke.

Most importantly, this is for although we're separated during his deployment he can keep up on the daily developments and exploits of his girls. I hope this makes the months go faster and the distance seem smaller!