At the risk of sounding really really old, I have to say kids' toys these days are not what they used to be. Everything has buttons, noises, video screens and everything else you can think of. It’s not even like kids are playing with the toys any more they areRead More
About NicoleNicole Yontz is a proud stay at home mother of a two year old girl and currently working on making it a duo in the Arizona desert. She is a contributing writer to SheKnows.com, the former host of SheKnows Mommalogues and the one woman show behind TheBetterHalfBlogs. You can follow her nonsense on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Britely.
In addition to wrangling a toddler and overseeing the well being of three dogs, four fish and five snails, Nicole is an avid watcher of very bad television.
What is your inspiration?
I am inspired by other wonderful moms and bloggers that I have gotten to know during my journey in this creative new world. They help me to realize that being a mom doesn't stop me from being "me" and that "mom fail" moments just give your child something to talk about during therapy many years down the road, so you're actually helping them.
What's the one thing you can't live without?
I'm assuming it's a given that I am going to say my husband, my daughter and coffee. Next in line would be my iPhone that literally changed my life and Tivo, without which I might never know what happens to the Real Housewives.
What's your favorite part about being a mom?
My daughter is only two so everything is still a novelty. But one thing that always gets me tickled is when my daughter holds my hand. It's such a seemingly small and insignificant gesture on the surface but it tells me she loves me so she wants to be close to me, she trusts me to lead her in the right direction and she listens to what I tell her so she knows to be safe...I must be doing something right.
What's the single piece of advice you can share with other moms?
Stop comparing. Whether it be your home, your husband, your child, or your stroller...just stop. There is always going to be someone else who appears to have it more together than you but you never know what goes on behind closed doors.
The other day on Facebook someone was posting funny quotes, which is usually annoying, but one caught my eye and made me laugh. It said “I don’t care how tough you think you are, when a two year old hands you a toy phone, you answer it!” Having a 2 yearRead More
Parenting is tough. How many times have I started a blog post with those exact words? Probably too many, but that just goes to show how tough it really is. Audrey is 2 now and we are talking about (and working on) adding a second to the family and IRead More