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Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

I don’t think I would have been comfortable doing Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) with my oldest son because I was worried about everything—too much, really. I’m much more relaxed this time around, which I hear is pretty normal. I don’t know if I should attribute it to not being a first time mom, or to having […]

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Dear S & B, I wrote a little note for J every month. I told him all that he was up to at the time–his likes, dislikes, how he’d grown. With you guys, I snap a picture. That’s it. I’m keeping up with your big milestones, but I couldn’t tell you all of your likes […]

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Dear S & B, It’s taken me nearly 6 months to write your birth story. I know I should have documented it sooner. I want to be able to remember the day, and I want to be able to share it with you. But the day of your birth just isn’t ranked right up there […]

Lesson 85: Listen to your wife

Lesson 85: Listen to your wife

My husband has a hard time remembering things. Or maybe he has a hard time listening. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two, I don’t know. I’ve been told it’s a fairly common husband trait but I’ve nothing to compare him to–he’s the only husband I’ve ever had. I hope he’s the only husband I […]

Lesson 84: Mind your business

Lesson 84: Mind your business

It’s been quiet over here for awhile, I know. I haven’t known what to write. I considered starting Lesson 84 about potty-training, but then I didn’t know what to write because my son wouldn’t use the damn potty, so I failed at potty-training (P.S. he got there in his own time, not much thanks to […]

Lesson 23: Spend some time with just your partner and new baby

Lots of folks will be wanting to visit your new baby, and their visits will be welcome because you’ll be wanting to show him off to those you love the most. But take some time to revel in your new family of three. Sneak a few peeks at your husband while he’s getting used to […]

Lesson 21: Again, take lots of pictures!

Lesson 21: Again, take lots of pictures!

Have at least one person visit right after birth who will not listen to your demands of “no pictures of new mom!” That way you’ll always have a gem like the one I have of me shoving a whole hamburger into my mouth. Trust me, you’ll want it one day. But you’ll probably choose not to […]

Lesson 20: Write the story of your baby’s birth

Lesson 20: Write the story of your baby’s birth

Write down the story of your baby’s birth as soon as possible because the memories will become fuzzy. One day your child will love to hear the story of her birth–especially when she is expecting her own baby. Here is the letter I wrote to my son: Dear Baby J, On Tuesday evening, March 27, […]

Lesson 18: Have a Birth Plan

Lesson 18: Have a Birth Plan

Have a birth plan, but remember that it’s okay to chuck it out the window. Having a plan is always a good thing. But being able to deviate from said plan as circumstances necessitate is your first real step into parenthood: things don’t always go the way you plan, especially when there’s a kid in […]

My Top 3 Recommended Pregnancy Books

Confessions of a Slacker Mom #3 – The mere title of Muffy Mead-Ferro’s Confessions of a Slacker Mom immediately struck my fancy. One thing I’ve always known that I would never do as a parent is to sign my kid up for so many teams and lessons and classes that he barely has time to […]

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