Surviving the Fever Sickness seems to drain an entire household... I never take health for granted, you can't put a price on it. While I am grateful for our health I also know how fast things can change and so that may leave me slightly paranoid. So when my littlest guy awoke in the middle of the night with a temp of 103 I was shaking....more
Colic is a word that strikes fear in the heart of the strongest, toughest man, reducing him to a helpless nervous wreck.Even a casual visitor will never forget a tiny baby’s heart-wrenching wails of pain. Colic kicks in when your placid, sleeping newborn morphs into a tyrannical monster at about two to three weeks old. There was no real solution 18-33 years ago when I mothered. I drank fennel tea by the gallons, bought gripe water, walked and rocked my babies for hours every day. All the doctors would ever say was,...more
Remembering back to the days when I was a new Mommy there are certain things that really stand out to me when it comes to what made life smoother and easier. The days following the birth of your baby are filled with so many beautiful emotions and at the same time can be downright exhausting. There are ways to make the transition smoother and knowing what to anticipate can help too.So…it helps to think in terms of what’s essential. Let’s break it down.Should you buy a crib right away?...more
Let's face it -- after having children, we have all changed. Before children, I was well-groomed and well-rested. Now I'm tired, worn, but oddly enough, content (the mystery of motherhood). I've done things that would have once made me gag, but are now just my norm.
Prepare yourself for the disgusting mom things I do!...more
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and I've been pretty aware of breastfeeding lately. Since we brought baby #3 home, I've had my ups and downs with breastfeeding. I thought (incorrectly) that I would have a pain-free experience with my third go at this, but I definitely had some struggles that first week....more
Being a new parent is an exhilarating time – one filled with much joy, but also many new worries. The dreams you had for your baby when he or she was in the womb are now a reality, and it may not be exactly what you expect. Here are 8 things that many new parents fear about when raising their childre – and how these parents can overcome them! 1. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) ...more
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