Motherhood

Getting stuff done with a newborn

Hi! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you came to find out how on earth you can get anything done with a newborn at home, but you are certainly welcome to stay and read a little more about the truth about feeding small children, maybe get a little inspired by a shift in perspective, or just laugh about the time I had… Continue reading Getting stuff done with a newborn

Motherhood

What’s your take: Where does your baby sleep

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

Parenting

Well, this wasn’t exactly how I pictured it

Back in the day, when I was a single girl, I was able to fantasize about what my life would be like after I got married and started a family.  My children would be little angels, always cooperating without hesitation, never throwing a tantrum or screaming in public, making my coffee in the morning and… Continue reading Well, this wasn’t exactly how I pictured it

Parenting

Who needs external validation? Me, apparently.

My mother-in-law left this morning.  She spent a glorious ten days with us.  Now, I know that the stereotypical mother-in-law may not be a welcome house-guest, but thankfully, my mother-in-law is hardly stereotypical!    I won’t go into detail about the massive amount of help she provided, but will just mention that I am extremely well-rested.… Continue reading Who needs external validation? Me, apparently.

Parenting

Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping

As anyone who has ever had a newborn will attest, sleep is a rare, precious commodity.  When nursing either on a schedule or on demand, it can feel like every time you turn around, the baby needs to be fed again.  And again.  And again. In addition to the seemingly endless cycle of feeding, there… Continue reading Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping

Parenting

Dealing with the guilt of mothering

(This is my 100th post!) Sometimes when Little Man is yelling for me because he can’t quite reach the toy he wants, or can’t quite get up on the couch, or some other very important toddler frustration, and I’m in the middle of dinner (or a book, or any activity that is helping me center… Continue reading Dealing with the guilt of mothering

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Things newborns like to do

Waiting for a clean diaper to make it dirty I change his diaper and once he’s covered with the nice, clean, dry diaper, he makes a poo, and I have to change him again before putting him down to nap.  It’s like he has a preference for a non-wet diaper for his bathroom needs.  What’s… Continue reading Things newborns like to do