If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then this is old news, but I would feel deeply negligent if I didn’t also post my good news here on the blog! This, the blog where the birth stories of most of my other kids (at least, my second son, my first daughter, my third son)… Continue reading Why You Should Hire A Doula (Even If You’re Getting An Epidural)
A few days ago, as I was nursing the baby, the phone rang. I got up, still nursing, walked over and answered the phone. It was my husband, and when I told him what I was doing, we both laughed. Nursing child #4 is very different compared to child #1! With my first, I would… Continue reading Top Four Essential Breastfeeding Supplies
I know it’s a little crazy to be sitting at my computer typing right now, but I’m in that honeymoon phase of having a baby where the sleep deprivation is enough to make me feel loopy and creative but not completely destroyed. That’s usually next week and/or the week after, from previous experience. There’s also… Continue reading Man plans (for an epidural), G-d laughs
Relationships in blogging are an interesting thing. Over the years, I’ve followed many blogs, some of which I still read, some not so much. Some don’t even exist anymore. It’s similar with my interactions here on this blog. I’ve enjoyed building relationships, as it were, through the comments (and emails! I do enjoy emails!), and… Continue reading New and Improved Relationships
Help me! That was the subject of an email I recently received from a dear friend. She had just had her third child (mazel tov!), and was now juggling the responsibilities of life with three small children. I think her oldest may be three? Something along those lines. Her email continued: Okay, Rivki…you’ve been… Continue reading A Letter to a Mother of Three Small Children
I’ve been collecting data for about four years in the ever evolving quest to figure out how to get stuff done with a baby. Things seem to come in waves. Sometimes my children will play nicely on their own for a while. Sometimes they will all want to be held all day. At the same… Continue reading Diaper Changing Difficulties
My second-born was an easy-going type of baby. Really, you could pretty much put him anywhere, with any toy, and he would be, generally, content. He ate anything, took beautiful naps, and was blissfully, wonderfully easy. He’s not really a baby anymore, since he’s starting walking and communicating and all. Well, this child now has… Continue reading Who are you and what have you done with my baby?
Last night we returned from a nearly two-week visit to my in-laws. I love spending the holidays with family. However, since we live in different cities, we first have to get there, and that usually means a trip to the airport. Travel makes me edgy in general, but add two small children who are invariably… Continue reading Air Travel with Small, Nervous Children
When my babies get their first teeth they somehow cease to be babies. That yummy, toothless smile, so delightful and winsome, becomes older, more experienced. It brings with it the promise of solid food, cruising and toddlerhood. Also sleep deprivation. Lots of sleep deprivation. Just after my baby started sleeping beautifully, blissfully through the night,… Continue reading Teething is a Pain. Literally.
Well, I meant to close this poll long, loooong ago, but since I didn’t, I got a whole bunch of votes. Here are the results: The crib-only fans edged into the lead at the last minute, closely followed by those who employ both methods. Trailing quite a bit behind were the dedicated bed-sharers. As with… Continue reading What’s your take: Where does your baby sleep