When we brought our son home from the hospital, we made a point of making sure he slept in his own crib in his own room every night. We knew that we didn't want him to sleep in our bedroom, as we reasoned that it would be harder to move him to his own room later on: We weren't worried about him becoming too attached to us, rather we were worried about us becoming too attached to him.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 1, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments
What’s In My Diaper Bag?
These are the main items that can be found in my diaper bag for two boys at any given time. My toddler gets car sick, so we have to pack more for him than I normally would. I have also included links to certain products listed here just on the…Continue
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At a baby shower I attended today, there was a little card on my plate that read, in squiggly, pink script, “Your Advice to the Mother-To-Be”.
You’d think that as a new mom and blogger on everything pregnancy and motherhood-related, I’d have mounds of advice to give… right? But I…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on October 4, 2016 at 7:40pm — No Comments
It’s happened for the last time: you and your partner are expected at an important business dinner, a networking function, or even just a get-together with old friends, when the neighbor’s teenager decides they’d rather go out than babysit. You want to find a professional, reliable sitter you can count on, someone who cares about planning fun activities and building a real connection with your child. You want someone who can do more than just make sure the place is still standing when you…Continue
Added by Bryony on October 3, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
A friend of mine is going to give birth to a boy in just a few weeks, and she has no idea what she would like to name her baby.
"Do you have a short list of names that you like?" I asked her.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments
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We all agree that on the beginning of baby’s life Mummy is the most important person. I hasten to inform you that is only because baby thinks that the two of you are one. It will start changing at around 6 or 7 months, your baby begins to realize that he’s separate from you. The second reason is because your baby can’t live without your boobies:)
But in baby’s life should be one more person. The same important as you- Daddy! I love the bound between my Son and…Continue
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Little Bear is 3 months old. It’s funny how difficult it is to remember a time without her.
Though she hasn’t been with us for very long so far it feels like a lifetime, in a good way. I mean, clearly, if I think about it I can remember before her and…
Added by Meg Kerns on August 24, 2016 at 12:31am — No Comments
When my son was a baby he slept all the time. (Mostly while laying on me.) I remember having to wake him up to feed him and all the times he fell asleep while still breastfeeding. When I asked our doctor about all this, she asked some questions about family history and determined that everything was fine. She added that we were lucky because our son slept so well.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 16, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments
Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often.
You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?”
But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go through the first six months all over again (lack of sleep and raw nipples especially), but, at the same time, you don’t think it’s humanly…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments
Before I begin today, I understand that there have been a lot of studies debunking the idea that birth order is something that influences people's behaviors.
But I am still fascinated by birth order and how often it works out. It may one day be designated as "the modern-day astrology," but I am…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 19, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the great night sleep, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play the past few months… I knew that.
But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing!
Until, of course, that nasty molar popped in a few months early.
This week has been rough on Mommy, you know. Between your ravenous appetite (most days you almost eat…Continue
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Added by Andrea Arredondo on June 30, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments
My little man is four months old already. How the heck is that possible? I swear last month was February. We can't possibly be nearing the end of June right now, can we?! I've learned a lot the last four months about my little guy. He is quite a bit fussier than his big sister. He does NOT like his carseat. He's not crazy about the swing. He is chubby and pudgy in all the right places. He loves to be held...all the time. I call him my little hot tamale because he puts off…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on June 21, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments
There has been a radical drop in exclusive breastfeeding in the last few decades. Out of the 90% mothers who initially opt for exclusive breast feeding, only few manage to successfully breastfeed their babies.
Some of the major factors influencing this dreaded drop are fear of insufficient milk…Continue
Added by Jenny Wong on June 18, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
My son started daycare at 6 weeks old. I remember the heartbreak of leaving him (he was so little!) and the relief of picking him up on that first day (he had gotten bigger!). I did love that facility - the nurturing attitude, the brightly lit rooms, the web cameras for me to check in on him throughout the day.…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 8, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments