It says a lot about the state of modern parenting when it’s hard to get to the end of the day without feeling like you failed at something. And while we all laugh at mom-fail memes in the light of day, even the most minor mom fails have a way of feeling enormous and all-consuming […]
Warning: Baby Fever in the House!
I am officially a crazy lady. To be more specific, I am officially a baby-crazy lady. Everyone said that this would happen, but I didn’t believe them. Maybe it’s that I’d been so overwhelmed by my own little ones that I didn’t have time to think about anything else. Or maybe it’s that I wasn’t […]
RIP Nap Time—I’ll Miss You
The good things in life never last. Sometimes it seems like the more amazing they are, the more fleeting they are. You do your best to enjoy them, but (to bring in another cliché), you never truly know what you’ve got till it’s gone. That’s why, with a heavy heart, I’m taking a moment to […]
Why Milestones Are So Bittersweet
Why is my baby not a baby anymore? This is a question that I ask myself every day—no joke. And I ask it not just about my toddler but also about my 5-year-old, who has been nowhere near a baby for a really long time. So that’s why my first response wasn’t excitement when my […]
The Secret About Co-Sleeping That I Don’t Tell Anyone
If you ask me point-blank if I co-sleep, I’ll say no. Because I don’t—or rather, I never intentionally do it. It just sort of happens in the middle of the night. So, in my mind, I don’t co-sleep in the typical sense of the word. No, my toddler goes to bed in her own […]
Why New York City Is the Best Place to Raise Young Kids
Yes, you heard me right: New York City is THE BEST place to raise young kids. OK, fine, I may be slightly biased, since I chose to raise my family here for the past five and a half years. And I also may slightly wistful for my wonderful city life because we just moved to […]
16 Incredibly Useful Baby Products I Wish I’d Had As a New Mom
When you’re picking out baby items for the first time—or adding to your stash for Baby #2—it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There is just so much out there. How can you possibly figure out what the most useful baby products will be for your little bundle of joy, especially when you’ve never done this whole […]
107 Practical Parenting Tips Every New Mom Needs to Know!
So, I have a little announcement to make. It’s not a baby, per se, but it’s still my baby: a brand-spanking-new book for new moms called 107 Things I Wish I Had Known with My First Baby: Essential Tips for the First 3 Months. That’s right—I wrote a book! I couldn’t be more proud […]
I Love My Toddler’s Pacifier, and I Refuse to Apologize for It!
Pacifiers are God’s gifts to moms. I truly believe that. So, if you’re a paci mom like me, go ahead and pop that binky in your kid’s mouth, hold your head high and get on with your day. I know that’s an unusual attitude, and I certainly didn’t always feel that way. With the […]
How to Cure Even the Worst Diaper Rash
Diaper rash is the worst. And the worst diaper rash? There aren’t adequate words…but that’s OK because your child’s screams say it all. When babies have a diaper rash, their little bottoms are red, raw, spotted and possibly even bleeding. And if they pee in their diaper when one is raging? Judging from my […]
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