Family

Guest post by Brynn Burger of The Mama On The Rocks Momming is messy and hard no matter who your kids are. Even the most well-behaved and polite child will throw a tantrum eventually. When you parent what I call “extreme children,” parenting goes from hard to nearly impossible. Even on...

My Birth Story

WARNING: The following post contains graphic descriptions of childbirth. Expectations My due date was June 16, 2017. In the weeks leading up to my due date, I had decided against having cervical checks at my weekly appointments because I had read that they could be painful and was not a reliable...

Opposites Attract!

People often say that opposites attract. Never has this been truer than for my husband and me. I am ISTJ and he is ENFP. Total opposites in every regard. OVERVIEW OF THE TWO PERSONALITY TYPES   We have very different personalities and contrasting approaches to many facets of life. Here are a...
The original prognosis was that Elijah would have to wear a Doc band for 3-4 months, taking into consideration his age and severity of the plagiocephaly. However, it turns out that Eli is a professional at growing his head, and he was able to wear it for less than...
It's almost Chinese New Year! This year, the lunar new year falls on February 16th. 2018 is the year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac, which repeats every twelve years. Even though China is beginning to incorporate more and more Western customs and holidays, Chinese New Year is still the...
Unlike my husband's family, who has been in the U.S. (and North Carolina) for generations, my parents were the first people (that we know of) to immigrate to the United States from our family. I like to joke with my husband that I'm a "pure blood" (lame Harry Potter reference), unlike...

Helmet Head

Back is Best The Safe to Sleep campaign (formerly known as Back to Sleep) was launched in 1994 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommended that parents put their babies to sleep on their backs in order to reduce the occurrence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). This recommendation...

Sleep Training

After you bring your new baby home, sleep becomes one of life's most precious commodities. When the baby doesn't sleep, one or both parents also don't sleep. Some babies are naturally great sleepers while others require hours of bouncing, rocking, and soothing, just for a short nap. To make...
Who knew bringing home a tiny human required so much STUFF? In the nine months I had leading up to arrival of my son, Elijah, I mostly spent time researching what I did and did not need, to make our lives a little bit easier. With the things I...
My husband, Kyle, was overweight for most of his childhood. He comes from a divorced household, and he frequently sought comfort and stability in food. Growing up, he often dealt with teasing from other kids, and even family members, contributing to his low self esteem and self-image issues. In December...
Wife, mother, and career-driven woman. Navigating the crazy adventure that life is taking us on.