Author Archives: Alicia B

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

Why My 3 Year Old is Getting Knives for Christmas

Looking for a gift that will improve motor skills, increase confidence, and improve your kid’s diet? Consider knives. That’s what I’m getting my three year old for Christmas. My little man has been helping me in the kitchen for awhile now, stirring muffin batter here, washing vegetables there, but after I read this article about…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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I Won’t Kick My 3-Year-Old Out of My Bed

I remember my first night as a mother. I nursed my tiny baby to sleep, placed him in his crib, where he began to cry. So I calmed him, waited longer before I put him down, and yet he cried again. Since his crib was already in our room, the transition to the bed was…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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Why I’m Conflicted About Taking My Kids to the Zoo

While the zoo may sound like the perfect family friendly outing, I’m not so sure about zoos. Sometimes during a zoo trip, I wonder what I’m really teaching my kids. Part of me enjoys seeing wildlife in person and another part feels guilty to see creatures held captive for my family’s entertainment. Having a family…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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The 10 Things I Will Tell My Children About Sex

When I was about 14, my mom came into my room to give me the talk. It went something like, “There’s a lot of boys in this neighborhood. Keep your legs closed.” That was it. It was woefully insufficient. Like many kids in the 90s, it was up to me to learn about sex. This…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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My Experience with Diastasis Recti (Separation of the Abdominal Muscles) After Birth

By Alicia Barnes,  liciabobesha.com In a normal week I spend 6-8 hours in the gym, so when my stomach wasn’t getting to where I was happy with it, I knew something wasn’t right. I kept hearing about diastasis recti, a separation between the abs, and wondered if I had it and tried the self check…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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6 of the GROSSEST Experiences of Motherhood

My kid knows nothing tastes as good as mouthfuls of dirt! I don’t even try to stop him. By Alicia Barnes,  liciabobesha.com I’m grateful that I don’t have a weak constitution because motherhood has sure thrown some gross curveballs I didn’t expect. Lochia As if pregnancy and labor weren’t enough, they are followed by lochia,…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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Why I Wish I’d Bought My Toddler a Tablet Sooner

By Alicia Barnes,  liciabobesha.com Years before I had kids, I had no doubt I’d follow the recommendations to keep my babies away from the TV screens, yet now my two year old son has his very own tablet, and I honestly wish I had bought it sooner. For those first two years I was pretty…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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6 Reasons I’m Not Conflicted Or Sad About Having My Child in Daycare

  Ennis and his sweet teacher enjoying one of many many books they’ve read together.By Alicia Barnes,  liciabobesha.com I found myself praising Ennis’ teachers yesterday. Though his nap was disrupted, he stayed in his bed relaxing and keeping himself entertained. I did not teach him this. I kept waiting for him to run out screaming, yet…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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I’ve Struggled to Make and Keep Mommy Friends

Some days we go to play at the park and it’s just empty like this. I have to work hard here to find people to play with. By Alicia Barnes,  liciabobesha.com In my rural, southern town there aren’t any of the meet ups I hear moms going to. There is a MOPs chapter about 20…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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I Stopped Using Tampons and Pads and Haven’t Looked Back

  By Alicia Barnes,  liciabobesha.com When my period started one summer day many years ago, my mom handed me a thick old school pad. I hated it. I felt like I was wearing a giant diaper. It didn’t have wings. It leaked. It made riding a bike impossible. It was gross and squishy. Sorry, I…

About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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