The Most Important Parenting Advice in the World … Ever.

Someone really special came up with a really self-important book.

When you have your second child, there’s an innate part of you that wants to go back and fix some of the “mistakes” from the first time around. Maybe … “mistakes” sounds too critical, but there’s definitely the thought that crosses your mind like, “Mmmm, I probably won’t layer her bangs again with child safety scissors.” Part of you may want to chillax more and enjoy the ride. Take the stick out and loosen up. You realize that you don’t {Read More}

E.A.S.Y Schedules Cheat Sheet: 4 Sample Baby Schedules from 4 Weeks – 1 Yr

EASY Schedules Cheat Sheet

With our second noob on the way this May, I’ve been rereading many of my parenting books with more intensity, attention and renewed trepidation. I feel like I’ve been living in the lap of luxury for the past two years with Noob Baby sleeping an average of 11 hrs at night! Did I just voluntarily sign up to sacrifice all that beauty sleep again?! And by “beauty sleep”… I mean SANITY sleep. I thought this would be the perfect time {Read More}

Consistency During the Holidays

What I’m about to say might shock you. So, brace yourself. Things have been kinda freakin crazy around here lately. I know, I know… welcome to the Holly Jolly Holidays, right? Noob Daddy is taking his vacay time now, which is awe.some! Except, it does put a little spin on our usual routine here at home. The whole I-stare-at-Noob-Baby-and-she-stares-back-at-me-who’s-gonna-blink-first-till-7-pm-cycle is going to be on hold for the next few weeks. Now, she gets to go Christmas shopping, play with Daddy {Read More}

E.A.S.Y. Schedule for 4-9 Month Olds

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I recently blogged about the Baby Whisperer’s E.A.S.Y. schedule for babies under 4 months of age as one option to get your noob on a reasonable routine. However, by 4 months, babies are gradually able to transition into longer wake/activity periods, as well as eat less frequently – around every 4 hours. By getting baby used to eating every 4 hours, you’re also setting her up for an easier transition to sleep through the night (cross your fingers … ah {Read More}

E.A.S.Y. Routine from the Baby Whisperer

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There are so many things I wish I had known right after having Noob Baby. I remember so many people telling me to “sleep when the baby sleeps.” At the time, it sounded like a no-brainer. Well when the Noob Baby invasion was finally upon us, all wisdom and logic went out the window. I was so enamored with this 24/7 pooping machine, that when she was asleep, I just ogled and cudded her, ignoring all advice to SLEEP! Truth {Read More}

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