Hi, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and find out a little about me. I’m Teresa and along with running Pancake Parent, I’m very blessed to be the Mom of two beautiful, busy little boys. They keep me very busy and since I’m also a Mom who works outside of the home full-time, my days are filled with everything from monster trucks to baseballs to conference calls. I also try to find time for my husband in between the meetings and pretend monster truck rallies.
Why Pancake Parent?
When I was pregnant with my first son, my husband and I were visiting friends out of town. We were sitting in a bar one night (really exciting for me since I couldn’t drink) so I was watching a football game on TV and a commercial came on for Denny’s. All I could see was those luscious, buttery, fluffy pancakes. I looked at my husband and friend, interrupted their conversation and said, “We need to get pancakes.” From that point on, my son wasn’t floating in a pool of amniotic fluid while he grew, but pancake syrup.
The reason I created this site is because I love being a Mom and I love sharing what’s worked for me with anyone who will listen. And so, Pancake Parent was born. Let’s face it, we can all use a little help and advice every now and then. Sometimes I find something that’s so amazing, I can’t wait to share it with all of my Mom friends. Now with this site, I can reach a wider audience and hopefully learn some things from you all along the way!
I can remember feeling so excited when I found out I was finally pregnant. It had been a long road to get there and we were overjoyed at the news. After the initial excitement wore off, the panic set in and the questions started. What will I need in the nursery? What if I can’t get the baby to stop crying? What if I can’t breastfeed? How do I change a diaper? What if he won’t sleep? It started to get overwhelming. I remember wishing there was a place I could go to on the internet to find answers to my questions from someone who had been there and did all of the groundwork. I found several different sites that shared information, but not one that had it all in one place. Hopefully, I can do that for you on this site!
Here’s my first piece of advice.
Try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy. I know that’s hard in the beginning when you’re dog tired and sick as a dog (I’m a dog person by the way). Your body is busy making a little miracle and it’s really hard work. Be kind to your body and to yourself. But once you get out of the first-trimester haze, try to appreciate every moment. All the little flutters and kicks (even if your baby is resting on your bladder or dancing the tango in the middle of the night). Each day brings you closer to meeting that little person you’ve loved since the day you knew he or she existed.
And I have a favor to ask (and it’s an easy one). If anything on the site captures your interest, let me know! I love to talk about babies and kids and if you have anything interesting that you want to share or any opinions of any of the content I have created on my site, please speak up. All feedback is welcome!
Anyway, I wish you all the best and thanks for stopping by!