Since having my third son, it’s become increasingly difficult for me to get in any quality time with each of my boys as individuals. I think the very hardest part of having multiple children is this constant ache of having to divide my attention.
My middle son will plead with me to play with . . . → Read More: Special “Dates” with Each Child
I’ve been reading a blog called Rookie Moms since my first son was born. Recently, they had a post about using “Shoe Time Music” to get their kids moving out the door. They set an alarm to sound when it’s time to put on coats and shoes and walk to the car/bus/what have you.
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I have really zesty sons. By the time I was pregnant with my third zesty son, I was simultaneously exhausted and filled with good ideas to help occupy them while I got to stay put on the couch. A lot of these are also good for occupying an energetic older sibling while Mama nurses . . . → Read More: Pregnancy Tips: Couch Parenting Games to Conserve Mama’s Energy
It’s almost Thanksgiving–can you believe how that sneaked up on us?–and I’m once again preparing to take my family on the road. It feels like just last week I was hauling my newborn to my brother-in-law’s wedding in St. Louis…
Over the past few years, I’ve written some blog posts about traveling with . . . → Read More: Preparing for Road Trips with a Breastfed Baby
4am The baby wakes up to nurse and poop, but then we both fall back asleep.
6:30am The big boys have “slept in” but are now up and want to watch Curious George. We think this is a great idea, because it buys the rest of us 22 more minutes of sleep. We hear our eldest . . . → Read More: A (Pretty Good) Day in the Life with 3 Wee Ones