A mother has to make many great sacrifices: naps, free time, hanging out until midnight with her girls…. you get the drift.

Now, I am making the ultimate sacrifice for Peanut. In an attempt to figure out if anything I’m eating is affecting her reflux, I am giving up all caffeinated items. I can always give up cokes & caffeinated tea/coffee. That’s no trouble. But, now I’m giving up…. (drumroll, please)


I haven’t had chocolate since last Wednesday. Unlike Papa Steve who can give up milk for decades, I can’t give up chocolate for one day without it feeling like a decade. (By the way, Papa Steve, how many days has it been now?)

Oh, Peanut, you should know I love you. And, once you’re grown, you owe me chocolates for every Mother’s Day.