Fussy Baby

Baby nursing every hour for a few hours each day? Does your baby have a fussy time for a few hours every day? Does your baby drive you crazy every evening?You’re not alone.Most babies have a “witching hour” or fussy time each day.  For most babies, this is in the evening, but it can be at any time of the day. The good news? This usually only last for the first 6-12 weeks of baby’s life....more

Don't Embarass our FAMILY!!

My daughter Lindsey and I heard a little boy in the store  running down the aisle yelling “poo poo head” (and a few other choice phrases) while, what we think was his sister, chased him down the cereal aisle. It didn’t take long before a frustrated young mother could be heard apologizing to everyone around her for her children’s behavior and for the bad words they had said....more

I don't know why he's crying.

I've read all about how babies have different cries. One cry - maybe it sounds like "eeeeaaaahhhhh" - means the baby is hungry; another cry - "aaahheeeahhheeeahhh" - means the baby is tired....more

Come Panic About Babies with Fussy, Finslippy and BlogHer in Portland, Seattle and the Bay Area April 5-10th

BlogHer is sponsoring the West Coast leg of the book tour for Let's Panic About Babies by Alice Bradley (Finslippy) and Eden Kennedy (Fussy). We start in Portland, Oregon on April 5; move up to Seattle on April 6; and then down to the San Francisco Bay Area April 8, 9 and 10. Alice and Eden will be doing book signings and readings at independent book stores, and we'll have no-host blogger meet-ups in nearby pubs and restaurants before and/or after the signings....more

What a cool tour -- making me wish I lived on the West Coast.

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Happy Fifth Birthday, NaBloPoMo!

It's November! It's NaBloPoMo time! Founded by BlogHer Eden Kennedy of Fussy in November 2006, as as she put it, a "goof" on National Novel Writing Month. Kennedy challenged bloggers to post every day for the month of November. ...more

It was so great, picked up readership, tightened my writing and got me in a rhythm.

I am ...more

Moving brings out the (fill in the blank) in me.

   A person can learn a lot about herself by the way she handles moving.  Over these past few days of removing my belongings from one place and depositing them in another, several of the traits I like least about myself came marching along like those famous dwarfs carrying their going-to-work-tools.  ...more

Something Is Up With Baby Girl - Any Ideas?

If I didn't know my baby and the blue of her eyes and every freckle on her arms and legs, I would say that maybe this baby in my house isn't my baby. Maybe Blue Eyes was with her at the grocery store and when he wasn't looking, Baby Girl switched places with another baby in a nearby cart, just for fun, to see what would happen, because the baby in our house is so different from the baby we know. ...more