The bare minimum of a successful birthday party
I’m a party planner at heart, and feel like I usually throw pretty good ones. But this? I was out of my league.
The daycare check-list
When my husband and I started looking for a childcare facility to take care of our son two days a week, we had a wish list. Here are the questions we asked that helped guide us to our childcare decision.
Vacationing with a baby: 1 month old vs. 1 year old
Our family just returned from Ocean City, Maryland. We go every year and get a condo–three bedrooms and a few […]
We’re all human: teaching my son understanding and tolerance
The social climate is much more fluid now than it was when I grew up; but at the same time, it is more hostile.
It’s not just depression anymore
Everything you read is about postpartum depression. Nobody ever talks about postpartum anxiety.
The 60-second vacation
I have a mini-vacation when I use the ladies’ room at work: by myself. Without an infant attached to me. It’s a beautiful thing.
The science of Mom Brain
Brain changes allow mothers to forget the pain of labor, giving them a higher chance of reproducing again. Biology has tricked us into going back into the fire voluntarily.
There is no secret to baby sleep
In an age where we promote individuality, we’re really missing it in one area: child rearing, particularly in sleep patterns.
Socially readjusting to motherhood
Repeat after me, mothers: It is OK to take a break. To rest. To lean out. To ask for help. To talk to someone. To understand that we are human.
Children and food and allergies, oh, my.
What really surprised me was that Baby M has had apricots before. He's just never reacted this way.