Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out

You are not alone. It’s okay that your baby doesn’t self soothe. It’s okay that your baby isn’t independent. It’s okay that your baby needs you to fall asleep and even to stay asleep. It is okay to say NO to cry-it-out.

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Semi-Crunchy Easter 2019 Infant/Toddler Basket Filler Favorites

Easter hasn’t always held a special place in my heart. I love all of our Easter family traditions – I love the big meal and how we cook together and eat together, I love watching my kids color eggs, I love hiding plastic eggs and watching my kids’ faces light up when the eggs are found and opened, and I also love putting together special Easter outfits for my kids (even though my 11 and 15 year old are over this tradition and my toddler prefers to be naked.)
But we don’t necessarily celebrate the religious aspect of Easter (although we have family discussions about it), and I don’t love all the candy and sugar it’s associated with, and I don’t love the pressure society seems to put onto parents about celebrating the arrival of the Easter bunny and filling basket with loads of chocolates, jelly beans, and peeps – the latter of which usually end up in the trash because we all know when there’s a choice between jelly beans, peeps, and chocolate, chocolate will always win.

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How I Healed My Baby’s Eczema

Oh, eczema how much I loathe you. The enthusiasm with which you attack and spread your nasty red patches all over our precious tiny humans disgusts me. Our babies are pure and innocent, and their skin so delicate. And it’s just not fair that you can come in whenever you feel like it, making them itchy and uncomfortable.
Seriously, though eczema is the devil.

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Breastfeeding Month 15: Sleep Regressions and How I Deal

I’m not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around “leaps” and “regressions” because I don’t like having the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings at certain ages. Also, if multiple night wakings are an indication […]

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Questions to Ask if Buying A Used Car Seat

Today, I had a really weird experience. My baby outgrew his infant car seat a few months ago and I wasn’t sure what to do with it, as none of my friends/family are pregnant right now or in need of one, so I decided to post it for sale on the LetGo app. It took […]

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Breastfeeding Month 13: extended breastfeeding

That’s right, I have been breastfeeding my baby for 13 months! I am now extended breastfeeding my little.  What is extended breastfeeding? It means breastfeeding past infancy. It’s commonly used in the US to describe mothers who breastfeed babies past the age of 12 months. Although, it’s not a great way to describe breastfeeding past […]

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