Anchor Mom: Hearts and Memories

Valentine’s Day changes so much over the years as you go from child to dating to married to mother. For kids, it’s a chance to do something festive.  Surround yourself in what is very likely your favorite colors if you’re a girl under the age of 10. Pink and flowers and glitter and hearts everywhere. … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Teaching ‘Thank You’

I’ve been trying to teach my toddler the importance of saying ‘thank you.’ Usually that means we stand awkwardly at the Target cash register as ‘J’ admires his new sticker, while the cashier and I look at him smiling, waiting for him to say the words that prove I’ve done a good job as a mother. … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Working Mom Guilt

Working mom guilt.  Ah!  It’s something I had mostly been able to get past before baby #2 was born.  I had a routine complete with plenty of mommy/son time.  But all of that changed yesterday, my first day back at work since becoming the mom of two. The morning started out flawlessly.  I’ve always felt … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Balancing Act of Sports

What does a 7 year old do after a 2-day swim meet where she placed in two events and PR’d in 4? If it’s my daughter, she asks to go swim laps. It seems like nearly every kid is in sports these days, starting at younger and younger ages. My kids are no exception. Olivia … Continue reading »

Danielle Stops by to Introduce Graham

Danielle Craig made an appearance on the morning newscasts today! Although she is on maternity leave, she came in to speak with Kirstin and Ron about the newest addition to her family. Baby Graham was introduced to viewers and Danielle shared how she is now juggling two kids! She says she misses work but does … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preparing for Preschool

My “baby” just turned 3.  He’ll be the first to tell you he’s no longer a baby.  But since he has a fall birthday, I get to pretend for a few extra months before he’s “supposed” to start school. But the truth is that our daycare provider already does school work with him.  And he … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Inducing Labor

Well, it appears this baby is staying put! I guess I can’t blame him – he’s heard his big brother’s toddler temper tantrums – he’s probably a little scared! As my due date approaches (two days away!) I’m thinking more and more about how to naturally induce labor. Some of my co-workers have suggested the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Guessing Game

With just eight days to go to my due date – I’m getting anxious for this baby to arrive! My co-workers are having a little fun with it, placing their bets on when baby #2 will arrive and how much he’ll weigh. You can take part, by guessing which one of my colleagues has the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Vision Check

There has been a noticeable change to one of my darlings this week!  Olivia got glasses.  I suspected she needed them about a  year ago, but at the time the optometrist said it was borderline and she may grow out of it.  This September’s appointment was quite different.  We have already noticed what a benefit … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preparing for Baby #2

I’m ready. Well, as ready as you can be with a baby on the way. Yesterday I spent my day off packing my hospital bag (yes, three weeks later than suggested), put together a big brother kit for my son, wrote down the 24 hour schedule for my son, packed his overnight bag and wrote a … Continue reading »

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