When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.
Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …
Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Being a mom means lots of different things. As a mom you are responsible for other beings. You have someone else to take care of, provide for, teach about life, and protect. We are the ones who give hugs and cuddles, wipe away tears and give words of encouragement. We are housekeepers and…Continue
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments
*** As always, feel free to check out the original post here! ***
When my child was born my goal was to breastfeed for one year. I was open to the possibility of continuing beyond the one year mark, but from where I sat a full year of breastfeeding— with all of the time and discomfort and pain that went along with it— seemed like a lofty enough goal.
Added by Anna Richter on February 25, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments
Sorry for my absence, but I've been buried in tiny diapers, toddler tantrums, and baby snuggles for the last week. Our little guy arrived last Tuesday morning at 9:31am and life has been whizzing by ever since!
This is Bowen James and he is 7lbs 1oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. I don't want to say he is the perfect baby, because I know it will bite me in the butt later, but he kind of is. He's the sleepiest, hungriest, cuddliest little babe and he is the perfect addition…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 24, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Baby day is getting closer and closer. We are only a couple of weeks away and he pretty much could make his entrance into the world anytime now. My hospital bag is packed, baby's bag is packed, and now I'm turning my attention to my diaper bag. I'm so used to packing for a two-year old, I have to retrain my brain for packing for a newborn....they need so much stuff! I'm…
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
We all wish we could be the Perfect Mum, but the reality is very different. Just ‘Good Enough’ is perfect enough.
The Dream –
Your Breastfeeding, making home-made meals, your house is spotless, you’ve lost all the baby weight, have a full face of make-up and a new hair-do. You’ve taken up a new hobby that’s always interested you and attend mummy meetings and baby groups.
Your new bundle of joy is wonderful he/she is a baby that sleeps all night and…Continue
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Added by Elizabeth on December 22, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments
I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…
Added by McKenzie Austin on December 19, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments
I keep a few older videos of my son on my phone. I like to watch them and compare what he was like a few years ago to how he is today. One of the items that I notice right away is how he talks. Not necessarily how much he talks (although I notice that, too) but the way he pronounced his words. At the time I took the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 8, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments
Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…Continue
Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments
http://www.aglimpseintothislife.com/This is the latest glimpse into my life :) Anyone else going through this?!
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"So, you want to bring your kid to Europe for a one month vacation extravaganza. Sounds like fun. You're nuts." (insert eye roll)
This is the reaction I got from about 90% of the people when I told them about my summer vacation plans. Me, my daughter Phoebe, and my husband were going to Paris,…Continue
I have been experiencing I guess they call it writers block or I've really been trying to put more focus on my family than the blog or maybe just writers block. I was finding myself obsessed (shocker) with trying to post everyday.…Continue
Ever forget to put your fairy wings on and be your kids tooth fairy? Well I did.
Okay so here's my side of…Continue
Added by imperfectmom247 on August 1, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments
I've been venturing down to the beach just about daily helping to take care of my mom and I'm required to tote along my kids because well my moms the babysitter and she's out-of-order right now.
She has enjoyed seeing the girls but also has expressed how she may not fully regain her strength to watch my youngest.
Olivia is wide ass open full speed all day unless her eyes are…Continue
Added by imperfectmom247 on July 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The joys of motherhood! I now have a one-year-old (actually 13 month old to be exact, but hey, who's counting?) and if you have a young child or have ever had a young child, then you know how they can push your buttons sometimes. That is exactly what my daughter has been doing lately!
Now, she has been walking since she was about 11 months old, which was something I never expected. I wanted her to remain immobile (at least partially) for a little while longer, but she had other plans.…Continue
Added by Cassie Phillips on June 17, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Our kids need to wear clothes...well, at least need to be clothed in public (I'm lacking in patience for disapproving stares just as much as the next mama)...and Sprouting Threads is changing the way parents shop for their kids' clothes.
How many times have you bought an adorable new outfit for your kiddo, and then, it's outgrown in a few weeks or months? I mean, kids…Continue
Many parents ask me how they know when it is the right time to move their little one from the crib to a toddler bed. Unfortunately the answer is going to be different for everyone because every child is different. The good news is that you will figure it out.
Any new stage and transition in your child’s life is difficult (for you both), but in time, it all settles in and makes perfect sense. As always, Mommy Masters is here to support you and…Continue