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As my twins are bolting into toddlerhood (literally), I find that we need different survival tools to get through the days.
It had been a very long day. A very long snow day. A very long snow day with a 4-year-old and an infant. An infant who does not nap in her crib, I should add. OK, that is an exaggeration; she has napped in her crib. Once in her life. Whenever I tell people that my baby […]
Before I had kids, I was always hearing new moms talk about what a privilege it is to be able to take a good shower. Others would say they hoped their baby would let them take one. I never understood this. Three newborns later, I now understand. Sure, there were days when I voluntarily didn’t […]
It was December, and my daughter was a happy 5-month-old. I had this new mom thing down, for the most part. Breastfeeding was hard, but I had found my groove. I am a chronic migraine sufferer, and sleep deprivation is a big trigger for them, so we were thankful to have a night nurse help […]
I hope to preserve this innocence of childhood as long as possible — and to keep remembering to share laughs with my kids through it all!
I sit here typing this, 38 weeks pregnant with my third child, munching on two servings of Trader Joe’s mini chicken tacos and doing some needed post-baby research. There are so many articles suggesting how to prepare for the arrival of your baby. It is good, solid advice, like eating small meals often so you […]
At two years postpartum, I still don’t feel quite like myself. I carry extra baby weight, but it isn’t physical. It’s the weight of motherhood.
When I was pregnant, I had all sorts of ideas and goals about parenting. Some I stuck with, and some went out the window. But one thing that always drew eye rolls, snickers, and, “Good luck with that,” was my decision to use cloth diapers. In the back of my mind, I did worry that […]
Dear second child, I’m sorry. In your six months of life, you’ve been carted around wherever Big Sis goes. You have been nursed on the go, you still haven’t mastered how to nap in a crib, and most likely your first finger food will be something you find on the floor. You’ve barely had any […]
I’ll never forget what the nurse said to me the day I was being released from the hospital after my first child was born. I’m sure I looked like the typical new mom as I packed up my tiny bundle of joy — a mix of fear and excitement written on my already-exhausted face. Sounding […]
“Mommy, push me high-yaaaa,” my 2.5-year-old yells from his perch on the swing set glider, laughing in delight as I pull the ride-on toy back to launch him into the air, my burgeoning belly getting kicked along the way. My 4-year-old shouts for another push from the single swing a few feet away, so I […]
My dad has a gift of connecting with babies. He really is the baby whisperer. When I had my first baby four years ago, I would go to my parents’ house for much-needed respite. My dad would greet us in the driveway and take my daughter on lengthy tours of the back yard. Papa and […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s good timing, because I have boobs on the brain. Namely, my own boobs. (Although I’m sure yours are quite nice.) Considering their utility alone, my boobs have served me well over the years, and they’ve served my three daughters, who nursed for a combined total of sixty-five […]
I started making my own baby wipes about three years ago, right after my second child was born. I initially wanted to make homemade wipes to save some money, but as it turns out, I love them so much I would never go back! They are easy to make, have zero chemical, and, best of […]