Oh the six-week sleep regression…you fickle mistress, you. I don’t know about you moms, but six weeks was the WORST for me. My previously content babies turned into insatiable monsters. I nursed round the clock and spent all night rocking them to sleep…only to have them wake up an hour later. Sigh. The second time… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Sane During the 6-Week Sleep Regression
The minute the pregnancy test turned positive, I was on the hunt for information. I signed up for the What to Expect and Bump apps and started frequenting the BabyCenter discussion forums. I saved every pamphlet my OBGYN gave me and attended all the recommended classes (Intro to Breastfeeding parts one and two). I wanted… Continue reading 12 Things I Didn’t Know About Babies When I Became a Mom
Many moms label motherhood as the best thing that ever happened to them. Some even say, “being a mom completes me. It’s all I ever wanted.” Don’t get me wrong. Motherhood is amazing. There’s nothing like it in the world and since I’ve become a mom, my life has changed dramatically for the better. And for many moms, motherhood… Continue reading How to Cope When Motherhood Gets Lonely
I’ve always struggled with self-doubt. I beat myself up constantly – for forgetting to send an important email, for making a typo, for not keeping the house 100% clean, for spending $30 at Kohls, the list goes on and on. So it should come as no surprise that my self-doubt increased when I became a… Continue reading Moms: stop being so hard on yourself
Let me just say this: napping is the worst. Not for me – anytime I get to nap (which isn’t often), it’s nothing short of amazing. No, it’s my son’s napping that is terrible. Or should I say used to be terrible. It all turned around once I started nap training. I know what you’re… Continue reading 13 Ways to Nap Train Your Baby
When I went to my son’s six month checkup, I had a feeling the pediatrician would tell me he was a little underweight. I mean, I’m not blind. I could see that he wasn’t gaining as quickly as he should. My husband would whisper, “I think he’s hungry”, especially during a late night scream session.… Continue reading Why I’m no longer breastfeeding my son (and am totally okay with it)
Sleep training not working? Here are eight mistakes you’re probably making.
I want to preface this post by saying that I love my son. I love him more than words can express. I can’t imagine my life without him and in the short time he’s been with us, he has brought us incredible joy. When he smiles, I melt into a giant puddle. When he hits a milestone… Continue reading Is it normal to resent your baby?
I knew breastfeeding wouldn’t be easy. It’s not like I imagined I would be lounging on a couch with my feet propped up and my baby chomping away while I sipped on champagne. I knew it would be hard work. I just didn’t realize how hard. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my son was… Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding
Well, it’s here. The day you’ve been dreading for months (or weeks, depending on your maternity leave). Time to slip on a blouse and skirt, strap on those heels and pretend you care about your appearance. Time to return to work. Two weeks before returning to work, I had about three different meltdowns. One of… Continue reading 7 Ways to Return to Work Without Losing Your Mind