Camp Grandma Underway!

Well, I did it. I left my children with my parents and drove away back home to Pittsburgh. I almost backed out and brought my Felix back with me–when I got up in the morning he ran over and asked me to cuddle him and I just melted into a pile of mush.

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New Year’s Eve With Kids

Does your family celebrate New Year’s Eve? I can’t say I was a big partier before I had kids. I’ve always liked going to bed around midnight! But now, the thought of staying up until midnight terrifies me a little bit. My kids are still up by 5:30, and they don’t understand that New Year’s Day is supposed to be . . . → Read More: New Year’s Eve With Kids

On the Road Again

We’re getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving. Last year, my big concerns involved making it through our road trip without my baby crying too much–he’s never liked car travel. Thankfully, that part has gotten better. My new dread is the disrupted sleep that comes with any sort of routine change for my kids.

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Bedsharing Woes

A friend was lamenting some of her logistical struggles with bedsharing*, and it got me thinking about my own troubles, particularly in winter. (I know, I said I was going to work toward nightweaning…I haven’t gone much past reading the Nursies book to my son)

We don’t even bedshare full time right now, but . . . → Read More: Bedsharing Woes

Helping Other Moms Succeed

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about your partner’s role . . . → Read More: Helping Other Moms Succeed

Entertaining Siblings During Nursathons

What do other parents do with their older children when their babies are having extended nursathons? Specifically, my problem of late is that my baby is very distractable. In order to have a full feeding session, I really need to take him upstairs to a quiet room. The mere presence of his older brother . . . → Read More: Entertaining Siblings During Nursathons

When Baby Stops Nursing to Sleep

My son has stopped nursing to sleep. He’s 11 months old, so this creates a problem for me. How do I get him to become asleep?

I have a few neighbors and cousins who seem to have given birth to the sort of magical baby who will yawn, then the parents put the baby . . . → Read More: When Baby Stops Nursing to Sleep