Motherhood

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...
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...
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...

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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...
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...
Wife, mother, and career-driven woman. Navigating the crazy adventure that life is taking us on.