Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mommie Migraine

I was working on product reviews for Elle's Christmas toys when this migraine became determined to take me down.  I must relent and take something before my head explodes.  So tomorrow I promise to have that  Christmas toys review for you, plus 1.

In the meantime I also wanted to say, thanks for the LOVE Mommie O's world is receiving.  I truly appreciate it, and hope to keep giving you information you can use and will love, so bookmark the page.  If you have any tips for intense migraine PLEASE share, because I have things to do!!
Even though I try to play Super Mommie, divas get sick too.  : (

*Check out my theme song I left you in the Videos page.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kids' Dental Health

So today, we made our bi-annual trip to the dentist. I must say, I LOVE where Elle goes to the dentist, and she does too!!   
* The waiting areas are very child-friendly, with clean toys
* The staff love children and are patient with them. They are SO Friendly.
* The experience is fun and not scary
* Everything is made easy to understand for parent and child

If you are near Waldorf, MD than I suggest giving any dentist at a call.  If not, then these are a few traits you want to look for when looking for a Pedia-Dentist (coining this term now).

Our very own Dr. Jessica Rubin gave us a few Tips for Kid's Dental Health.
I learned a few things myself.  Here they are (in no particular oder):

1. No more than 4-6ozs. of juice a day, and ONLY at mealtimes.

2. Brush 2 times a day, morning and night.  Parents should brush until age 8.

3. NO GUMMIES/ STICKY FOODS!! (this will be the death of Elle; she LOVES a fruit snack) Anyway, this includes gummy vitamins, gummy candy, fruit snacks, etc.  
Foods that melt off the teeth are okay, such as puddings, popsicles, etc.

4. Drink LOTS of water!!!  This means Pure water, not flavored water, sports drinks, and especially not sodas.

5. Kids should see the dentist around 12 months or 6 months after the first tooth erupts (whichever comes first).  They should visit the dentist TWO times a year.

6. Parents should start flossing kid's teeth as soon as teeth are in contact with each other.  (Let the flossing begin!!)

Thanks again Dr. Rubin.  See you in July.

Since Elle was such a big girl today she got a goody bag (another great perk), and a picture with Flossy the Parrot.  She actually looks forward to going to the dentist.  So I appreciate "We Make Kids Smile" giving my daughter such a positive experience,and helping to keep her teeth healthy!

Feel free to share your kid's dental experience, and any healthy teeth tips.

Happy Brushing (and Flossing)!!!

Introducing Babie Onassis- ELLE

Gabrielle Ashley (ELLE), my daughter and only child provides the inspiration for everything I do.  This child makes me laugh, inspired, and overall just happy beyond measure.  I wanted to take a moment to introduce her to you, as you will hear her Chronicles often.  You will also go on a journey with me to figure out how to be the best Mommie I can be without losing my sense of self (That's what this blog is all about after all).
As mothers, I'm sure you know the feeling of intense love; love that you never knew was possible.  That's the joy this child brings.  So join me as I navigate through the joys and plights of being Gabrielle's mother, among other noted titles I possess.  I'm going to need your help figuring out many things, so feel free to chime in with your advice and experiences.

I introduce you to my "Babie Onassis..." Gabrielle (Elle) Ashley
Age: 4
Sign: Virgo
Favorite Colors: Pink & Purple
Hobby: Gymnastics (LOVES The Little Gym)
Loves: Pizza, Ravioli, Dora, The Lion King, Mommy & Daddy
Dislikes: Getting her hair done, "Being told what to do" 

Babie O' & Mommie O'

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Elle Chronicles (MLK Edition)

The ELLE Chronicles: (after her intro to MLK) 

E: Mommy & Daddy I want to say grace for Dr. King. Let's hold hands. 
Us: ok, why don't you pray. 
E: "Thank u God for taking care of us. I appreciate it. Thank you for taking care of me when I was a baby. And thank u for Dr. King in heaven." AMEN
(Thats an exact quote! That's my girl!!!)

Friday, January 13, 2012


Welcome to my blog.  And a welcome to myself, to the world of blogging.  As an English and Political Science major (at Emory University), and an English teacher, I have always enjoyed writing.  However, it wasn't until I started sharing my joys and plights of motherhood that my sister and best friends introduced me to the world of blogging.  
Since this is my first entry I'll keep it simple.  I hope I find things that interest, help, encourage, and assist you with your own joys and plights of being a mother, wife, sister, daughter, event-planner, fashionista, and working woman.  In the meantime be sure to check out my intro page.

Mommie Onassis