A Celebration of New Parents

Visit

I just got back from visiting one of my best friends who recently had a baby. It was a really uplifting experience bonding with my old college roomie on a new level– as mothers. She is someone I admire greatly for her strength, perseverance, compassion and intelligence. While I was there she confided that becoming a mom has been one of the hardest, most exhausting things she’s ever experienced. I was surprised. If she thinks motherhood is hard, then damn, {Read More}

Upstanding Baby Sleeps Through the Night, Causes Mom to Seek Therapy

Upstanding Baby Winner

I hate to admit it, but I’m kind of superstitious. And I’m pretty sure there’s a superstition that says you’re not supposed to go bragging about how great things are going with your 5-month-old. Because that means my amazing baby, who is sleeping through the night, is suddenly going to cease all amazing activity and wake up every hour from now on, right? Well, sucks to that superstition, I say. {Throwing salt over my shoulders} {Making sign of the cross} {Read More}

SwaddleDesigns Baby Sleep Bundle Giveaway

SwaddleDesigns

Sometimes you just fall in love with a product. In fact, you can’t help but fall in love when it happens to be something that helps your little noob sleep better and longer. Case in point … the SwaddleLite blankets from SwaddleDesigns. I’m definitely smitten.   When NB2.0 was about 4 weeks old, we were able to smoothly transition her from sleeping in our room to her crib. I believe it’s because we swaddled her consistently with our SwaddleDesigns blankets {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}

How to Reset Your Baby’s Sleep Cycle

Photo courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt

Special thanks to today’s guest contributor, Nancy Parker, a former nanny who enjoys writing about parenting. Please check out her bio at the end of this post! As a new parent, it is hard to know what is natural and what should be changed. One thing that all new parents seem to suffer through is their child’s sleep cycle. If the sleep cycle is not consistent, or is consistently backwards, it can be hard on the parents. Here are six {Read More}

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