Nothing Ive ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. ~ Bill Cosby As a new mother, there is an undeniable intuitive knowing and connection between a mother and her child. Your baby is totally dependent on you and is comforted just by your energy, scent, heartbeat, and voice.
The first day of daycare is undoubtedly the hardest. For me, it went like this: I fought traffic and tears, held it together long enough to hand my perfect human over to a group of strangers (whom I’d later learn are actually angels sent from God himself), and then just had the. Worst. Day. EVER. […]
The following is a guest post by Rick Console. You may think that your home is the safest place for your child, but it’s not. There is danger lurking around every corner (in fact, the corners themselves can be dangerous), but this does not have to mean your child will be injured. There are simple safety techniques you can employ in your home to keep your child safe from dangers you didnt even know existed.
The move from crib to bed – its something every parent fears. Will it disrupt the sleep pattern? Will I end up with a child in my bed every night? Is my baby growing up too fast? The questions go on and on. Its natural to worry about a big step like this, but you have to be strong and follow the ABCs of sleep training: be Assertive, Believe in yourself and your child that you can do this, and Commit to the transition.
The following post is in partnership with Bloom & Blossom Infant Formula. Being a mom to a newborn comes with many joys. It can also be very exhausting, and at times, frustrating. There’s nothing quite like staring down into the eyes of your baby and seeing him smile for the first time. When you become […]
Organizing a diaper bag can sound easy…. until the day you realize that you are out and about around town, your baby has a very nasty diaper and rash and you’re stuck in a restaurant with some relatives. It is this moment, when you will wish you had more supplies in your diaper bag. Now, I’m not suggesting that you carry everything with you, just the essentials. Try to imagine the basic sticky and messy situations and stock your diaper bag accordingly. . Here are nine things new moms shouldn’t leave home without: 1. An extra clean outfit
I used to see late nights with the kids as the mental-emotional equivalent of a spike-ridden ball and chain. Walking around a dark dwelling half-lidded with the temperament of a menopausal dragon, this “ball and chain” was constantly tripping me up. While my grumpiness seemed necessary, it made the challenges of functioning with a late-night […]