This first-time mom life in the middle of a pandemic not for the faint of heart. We need to get together, moms, dads, guardians alike. We know it takes a village, and these quarantine babies are built different, honey.
If you simply type “cry it out method” into Google, the results are overwhelmingly contradictory and confusing. I’ve scrolled through social media and seen posts from child psychologists proclaiming, “the cry it out method is torture!” I’ve also seen articles online from pediatric neurologists saying that there’s no physical evidence suggesting that the cry it … Continue reading Does the “Cry It Out” Method Cause Psychological Damage?
During one of my son’s early checkups, his doctor asked me if he smiles and laughs at home. I replied, “yes, all the time.” At the next checkup, she asked the same question. And then again at the next…until I started to wonder, why does she keep asking me this? What would it mean if … Continue reading Learning Expressions: What Infants Learn by Looking at Us
I was first exposed to the word Montessori in my early twenties. I worked for a large bookstore chain roughly an hour away from the single-stoplight town where I spent the majority of my life. One of my co-workers, a smart, kind, talented, well-adjusted girl named Elizabeth, told me she had gone to a Montessori … Continue reading Montessori Toys: What’s the Hype and Is It Worth the Price?
To be honest, I’m the not the person that leapt right into motherhood with optimism. 2020 beat me down, and I was white-knuckling my way through most of those first few months of motherhood. I was 32 years old when I married and 35 when I had my son last year. I had all those … Continue reading How I Easily Got My Baby to Sleep Safely Through the Night and Regained My Sanity
If you, as a parent, have spent any time on social media, you’ve heard “fed is best.” The phrase originated in response to “breast is best,” a movement designed to encourage new mom’s to ditch the formula and try breastfeeding. “Breast is best,” was not meant to undermine mothers who choose to formula feed. It … Continue reading Fed is Best: A Personal Story
In September 2019, my husband and I moved into a relatively small one bedroom apartment. We planned to stay briefly. It was just the two of us, and we were in those blissful days, pre-pandemic, when you could travel anywhere. That’s all we wanted, just to work and save so we could travel. That life … Continue reading Making Space for Baby: The Diaper Caddy
If you are a parent, by now you have likely heard of baby led weaning. It’s the most popular of the “baby vs solids” trends. Like any new parent, as my baby approached the appropriate age, I started thinking about how I wanted to start the weaning process. I was surprised when his pediatrician told … Continue reading Baby Led Weaning and Purees: What Works for You?
When my son was three months old, I went to my regular doctor and got myself a physical. I was concerned about my weight (not baby weight…I’ve always been fat), and when I told her I eat whole grain bread, she said something that stayed with me: “don’t even bother with that…pretty much everything made … Continue reading Once Upon A Farm: The Baby Food that Worked for an Anxious Mom
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