Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems

Infant sleep is often considered a four-letter word. No parent going through it really wants to talk about how much their baby is sleeping, because the answer is usually, “NOT ENOUGH!” Short naps, not falling asleep when they’re tired, waking constantly at night – there just aren’t enough hours in the day for parents to…… Continue reading Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems

Getting to Know Your New Baby

There is so much excitement, wonder, and trepidation involved in having a baby. Especially as a first time mom, there is much you don’t know about the new life you’re bringing into the world. Luckily, though, those first weeks of his or her life is the perfect time to get to know that little one.…… Continue reading Getting to Know Your New Baby

Adjusting to Life with Two Kids – Two Under 2

This post is incredibly fitting for today – I’m feeling completely swamped. And I really shouldn’t today. I don’t have that much I have to get done. But with lack of sleep, a fussy infant, an energetic toddler, and poop on the floor, it just all seems a little too much. Life with 2 under…… Continue reading Adjusting to Life with Two Kids – Two Under 2

Dealing With Low Breast Milk Supply

There’s nothing worse than typing up a 1000+ word post only to have it not save. And I thought it was pretty good. But, apparently, it wasn’t meant to be. Now, breast milk supply works on a supply and demand system. Your baby screams and cries her demand and your body works as hard as…… Continue reading Dealing With Low Breast Milk Supply

Encouraging Positive Sibling Relationships

One of the first questions I get asked from just about anyone that knows I have two children is some version of, “What does your oldest think of the new baby?” And every time I get asked that question, I wonder what the expected answer is. Do they expect it to be complete anarchy, with…… Continue reading Encouraging Positive Sibling Relationships

Help! My Baby Hasn’t Pooped in a Week!

As a first time parent this is really scary. You think there’s something seriously wrong, or at the very least, your kid is very constipated – which we all despise. But if your child is exclusively breastfed, don’t fret. It’s normal, as long as they aren’t in distress or showing signs of discomfort. When Sweet…… Continue reading Help! My Baby Hasn’t Pooped in a Week!

Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish

That’s right, I’m going there. Sleeping arrangements can vary from house to house, family to family, and even child to child. They certainly did around here. But please understand that I am not promoting or condemning any one idea or circumstance so long as safe sleeping habits are practiced with your children. Let me start…… Continue reading Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish

Sleeping Like a Baby

It baffles me when I get on social media and see all the suggestions for how to get a newborn sleeping through the night. I don’t know where these people get the idea that this is o.k. or even recommended but it blows my mind just how often it comes up. And asking new parents…… Continue reading Sleeping Like a Baby

Parenting Respectfully

I have a feeling that some people might look at the title of this post and think, “Oh, boy, where is this going to go?” But stick with me on this because you might find something that resonates with you. Or not – how do I know? With Sweet Girl’s second birthday and Little Squish’s…… Continue reading Parenting Respectfully

Potty Training….Again

So many things have changed around our house over the last two months so it’s no wonder Sweet Girl regressed on all the progress she had made as far as potty training goes. Accidents all over the floor, using her diapers for poop instead of telling us she needed to go to the bathroom. It…… Continue reading Potty Training….Again