7/29/14

Parenthood



7/16/14

The Key To Sleep Training Success - Consistency



The worst thing a parent wants to hear when they're deathly sleep deprived, especially when they  have been putting every last bit of energy into teaching their child to sleep, is that they are making things worse, not better.

But it happens. And it happens surprisingly often.

You don't want to be this person, and I don't want you to be this person. So let's talk about one of the main ways to avoid

7/8/14

WHEN AND HOW TO DROP THE SWADDLE



Stella recently reached the 3/4 month mark which made me contemplate how long we were going to continue the swaddle. For some reason, when it comes to dropping the swaddle,

6/26/14

Snuza Hero GIVEAWAY!


With my first two children I considered getting some sort of movement monitor to give me peace of mind but never ended up doing it. I don't know why I didn't buy one, maybe I was trying to not be too paranoid? Not using something didn't help me at all--I still felt plenty paranoid about them!

With baby number three, I decided I'd go ahead and

6/23/14

The Disappearing Chair - Sleep Training Method


No, this post isn't about magic, although you may consider it magic if your child sleeps for more than 1-2 hours straight at night! If that's the case, then I suppose this post IS about magic.

I'm going to get more into various sleep training methods so that those of you pulling your hair out wondering how to get your little one to sleep will have more methods to choose from--and more methods to make you feel indecisive. I will try to

6/12/14

It's BUMBO time!



We've finally reached that age, you know, the one where you can finally use the Bumbo Floor Seat! I love this time because it gives baby one more perspective to be entertained from. And it gives me a moment hands free.

I've had so much fun with all things girly since Stella has been born and I adore the new magenta gumbo floor seat. Stella looks so cute in it. And as a plus, it now has the harness which

5/26/14

The Distracted Eater


Stella has recently reached the age of extreme distractibility while nursing.

Instead of latching on and chowing down, she's on and off and smiling and cooing and looking to see who just walked in the room and what not. Pretty much anything, even a shadow, is distracting to her (and other little babies her age too).  It's darn cute, yes, but it can also be pretty annoying.

Instead of taking 10-15 minutes to eat, it may take 45 minutes (and voila, dinner is burned!). Instead of pulling off nice and calmly, she may pull off distractedly with her mouth still very much latched on (um, ouch!). And instead of getting