Author Archive for Mrs. Tricycle


An Oatmeal Twist

Oatmeal is thought to encourage milk production in nursing moms, so it’s something I’ve been eating for the last week. Although I really like it, I need a little variety in my life, and wanted something different. After I scoured Pinterest, conducted during a 2:00 a.m. nursing session, I pinned a baked oatmeal recipe to […]


A Tale of Two Births: Comparing First and Second Labors

I don’t know anyone who likes the part where the baby actually makes their entrance, but happily the arrival of my second was a lot more tolerable than the first. With the Trikester, labor lasted forever, especially the early labor part. I started feeling wicked back contractions on Tuesday morning, and didn’t deliver until Thursday […]


Welcome Baby Tricycle

Introducing Baby Tricycle! Luigi is not his real name, but his nickname for the last nine months and a moniker that’s seemed to stick despite our best efforts otherwise. He made his appearance at 8:45 P.M. on Monday, January 12th and weighed 6 lbs and 13 oz, and was 20 inches long. Everything about my pregnancy […]


Before You Share Your iPad With A Toddler

The Trikester is no stranger to technology. He uses the iPad in his car seat and when he’s reached his limit in the stroller at the mall. He gets to play with my iPhone during long stints on the potty and in the checkout line at the grocery store when a meltdown is imminent. He […]


Things That Go: Toddler Vehicle Reviews

I think I’ve alluded to the fact that the Trikester has a lot of energy. The kid loves to jump, climb, and run. As early as his first birthday, the “things that go” category of presents started showing up in full force. Now, at 26 months, he’s amassed a mini-garage of vehicles. To be honest, […]


Ham & Cheese Rosti: Healthy, Fast, & Uses Holiday Leftovers

At 38 weeks pregnant, easy dinners are my thing. I mean, they’re always my thing, but right now, it’s the only way I roll. One of our favorite dinners is a ham and cheese rosti – it’s one of those meals you can have on the table in under 30 minutes, and pretty much everyone […]

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Prepping #1 for #2

Although I’m less nervous about caring for a newborn this time around, I’m still finding plenty of opportunities for anxiety. One of my major concerns is making sure the Trikester adjusts to the new baby. I want the transition to go as smoothly as possible — I don’t want him to feel resentment or sadness […]

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