Friday, February 27, 2009

Folical Fallout

What the hell? I am shedding like a Golden Retriever.

I thought pushing that baby out after 26 hours of labor was the end of my pregnancy woes. Now I find, three months later, I'm being plagued by the nuisance of loosing my hair. I learned on Baby Center that it's due to the lack of estrogen or something in your body after pregnancy.

It's everywhere. I've found hair in the weirdest places. Driving to the gym today I saw three of my hairs stuck in the windshield wiper of my car. I'm not so sure how they got there since I don't spend much time rolling around on the hood of my car...anymore. And I don't think it's literally raining my hair. Although it feels like it.

I've also found them wrapped around the baby's pacifier which literally makes me gag. They have been in my slippers, around my wedding ring, my fingernails, all over the lint trap in the dryer, and even on the dog. I can't even begin to discuss my brush.

The shower is the worst. I can't stand the feel of wet hair on my hands so I usually stick them to the shower wall and at the end of my shower splash water at the wall to make them slide down to their ultimate doom in the drain. I think the inventor of Drain-o must have been going through this ultimate hair loss or been married to someone who had just given birth.

So, I thank you "pregnancy" for this final kick in the ass. One last memento to fondly remember the pain and discomfort of being pregnant.

I'm off to cut off all of my hair.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Punishment or Genius?

My "Angry Baby" is sooo getting one of these once she can crawl. I'm entitled to some type of payback for all the chaos she has caused.

Baby Mop from Chris Milk on Vimeo.

Those wacky Japanese!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A New Blog Look

We got a make over! I am proud to show off our new blog look. Paperback Designs did a little touch up and helped me organize my blog. Now if only she could do something with my life. See my new sidebar? Don't you love it? See that followers tab? Doesn't it look lonely? Who wants to be my first follower and live in Nanny Deprived fame forever? Come on!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I've been searching for new jeans and sadly, this is exactly what I need. I still have the flab of skin left over from my pregnancy. These might be the perfect fit. I'd better get to JC Penny's!

One of "Those" Mornings

Did you ever have one of "those" mornings when you have an extremely busy day planned and everything goes wrong? I have a 5 year old who is faking being sick, a dog with a serious butt issue, a Valentine Party for twelve 3 year olds I'm in charge of, a coffee pot that is out to get me, an angry baby who was up all night, a neighbor getting a new roof, and a car that had the passenger door open all night. Yeah, it's been one of "those" mornings.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Calling in Sick

My husband calls in sick when he gets stressed out or is actually sick. This always seems to make me angry. What happens when I get sick? I go to work. Or it eventually comes to me complaining it's hungry, or needs a tissue, or whatever. I can't escape my work. Even when I'm on a rare break, taking a bubble bath, my work hunts me down and sneaks in. I open my eyes to find the kids staring at me, needing this or that or just wanting to say "hi".

Don't get me wrong, I love being able to stay at home with the kids. I'm very thankful for the opportunity. But just once in awhile I want and need to escape, other than a lone trip to the grocery store. Everyone needs a break from their jobs. Even when I go on vacation, I bring my job with me. Being a stay at home mom is the only career you can't escape no matter how hard you try.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Facebook for Moms

If you are like me and millions of moms out there you probably have been spending the majority of nap time writing on the wall of a friends facebook page. It's a fad, and it's fabulous. I love the flair, passing drinks, Coach applications and of course stalking old boyfriends and rivals from high school.

I spend a lot of time on Facebook chit chatting with my mom friends, arranging play dates, and just reducing my stress with silly nonsense. It's great to have a friend request in your inbox from your elementary school best friend. Where else can you re-live a high school moment at 1:30pm on a Tuesday?

Nanny Deprived has also made it to Facebook. Be sure to become a fan of Nanny Deprived and leave us a message on our wall. Search for us as: or click below. Maybe we'll pass you a drink!