Now that I’ve had L, I’m getting a better idea of what I find helpful and not helpful to say to a parent with a new baby. Having been dealing with learning how to care for a baby in addition to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I have realized that when I’ve begun to vent or bring… Read More What I Don’t Want to Hear as a New Parent
Breastfeeding was something I always knew I wanted to do. My mom did it and for a long time I thought it was something every mother did with their baby (I know better now). I managed to breastfeed G for 12.5 months. My original goal was six months, and then I upped my goal to… Read More Breastfeeding the Second Time Around
I wanted to start potty training G at 18 months (ambitious, I know). But then he decided to climb out of his crib and I wanted him us to get used to the new-found freedom of having taken off the front of his crib before diving into potty training. This doesn’t mean I waited to prepare for… Read More Adventures in Potty Training: Supplies
Face.book tends to make me ragey. I hated logging on to see my friends and acquaintances (because lets be real, how close are we really to the other 200 people on our friend lists?) getting engaged. The engagements turned to weddings. Not a fun thing to see when I was living with my Hubby in a condo… Read More A Not-So Fairy Tale Ending
Note: This was a much more difficult post for me to write than I anticipated. I’m worried that my thoughts will offend or upset some readers. Maybe people will read this and think it sounds fine. But just in case someone does take offense to it, please know that I don’t mean it to be offensive.… Read More When Do You Become a Mom?