We know that until recently, medical students (even pediatricians!) were not studying lactation very regularly. This results in many physicians lacking accurate, evidence-based information about breastfeeding. The same can be true for dentists.
Many, many mothers are told that night nursing is the same as bottle propping, that night nursing can lead to tooth decay . . . → Read More: Does Night Nursing Cause Tooth Decay?
I must begin by telling you I have not really slept for 6 years. If your kids sleep through the night, you might think this entire post is insane.
When I was pregnant with my first and we visited some friends with 3 kids, the eldest of whom was then 8, the mom in . . . → Read More: Sleeping Arrangements to Maximize Family Sleep
I spent my first months of motherhood pacing barefoot around my neighborhood, bleary with exhaustion. Does he have colic, people used to ask when my first son was born. It seemed like such an understatement. My baby cried all the time. Around the clock. Every minute of every day.
Who the heck knows what was . . . → Read More: Coping with Colic: Tips for Mom
I first read about the “coffee nap” during my baby’s first sleep regression. Now, we’re in this funky place where he really only naps for one sleep cycle, so 22 minutes. On the button! It’s frustrating. On my home days with my kids, I’ve also got a two-year-old floating around, so I don’t often . . . → Read More: Have You Tried the Coffee Nap?
I don’t like the word “resolution,” mostly because it seems too strict for me right now. If I resolve to do something in January, it’s more of a binding contract than if I intend to do it. As a mom with 3 young sons, I don’t have time for binding contracts!
I’m really trying to keep my intentions . . . → Read More: Setting Intentions for the New Year
I thought by the time I had my third baby, I’d have everything figured out. You can feel free to laugh with me. I’m laughing at myself right now! But really, I thought that.
Currently, my 4-month-old is teething and also hitting a developmental growth spurt. I’ve been reading The Wonder Weeks just to . . . → Read More: Coping with Teething
We bought a new-to-us crib in anticipation of this third baby. The last actual crib we had was when my oldest was a baby, but then drop-side cribs were recalled and since he didn’t really sleep in there anyway (by that point we just used mattresses on the floor throughout the house) we just . . . → Read More: On Cribs and Other Protective Devices