My older two boys have become accustomed to trashing our house by now. I’m either changing, nursing, or napping the baby and haven’t been very present to intervene, you see. Every surface is sprinkled with coins, Lego bricks, pebbles, and shredded bits of paper they use with their toy construction vehicles.
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When my second son was born, a wise mama friend told me I’d soon become an expert at nursing while standing. She was right.
I had no idea how challenging it could be to take multiple kids out in public at the same time. This challenge is magnified when one of the kids has . . . → Read More: Nursing On the Go with Older Siblings in Tow
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
It’s back to school day for my family. This year, it’s also back to work time for me (happily, I’m not pumping since my wee babe is 16 months old now). I have my schedule set up just how I like it this year: I’ll be working 2 full days while my older son . . . → Read More: Back to School!
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
This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, the breastfeeding blog hop is talking about mini Mamas–kids of nursing moms who wear and nurse their “babies.”
I love talking about my older son’s nurturing. I don’t like calling him a little “mommy,” mostly because he is very careful to assure me that he is going . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Blog Hop: My Little Nurser
We read a lot of books these days, snuggled in the corner of the couch under blankets while I nurse my five-month-old and my three-year-old carves out some lap space.
I never give up hope that my older son will actually nap in the afternoon, so I try to find books that are calm . . . → Read More: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves