Month: August 2017

7 Misconceptions About Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (That I Used to Believe)

7 Misconceptions About Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (That I Used to Believe)

I never saw myself being a stay-at-home mom. Even when I was pregnant with the twins, I always planned to return to work after my maternity leave was over. As a teacher, I was fortunate enough that when my maternity leave ended, summer vacation began, […]

When You Can’t Breastfeed

When You Can’t Breastfeed

I’ve mentioned on here a few times that I couldn’t give Nathan and Alexander my breast milk because of their allergies. I’ve decided to share more about why that happened and the emotional effects that linger with me because of it. Nathan and Alex spent […]

The One Trick I Use To Get My Babies to Sleep in 5 Minutes or Less

The One Trick I Use To Get My Babies to Sleep in 5 Minutes or Less

Allow me to set the scene: It’s bedtime. Baby is bathed, in pajamas, lights are dim, and it’s time to lie down. Baby is quite obviously tired from a long day of eating, playing, and growing. Or this scene: It’s midday. Baby has been awake […]

When Baby is Sick and It’s More Than A Cold: Treating Bronchiolitis

When Baby is Sick and It’s More Than A Cold: Treating Bronchiolitis

Nathan and Alexander are both getting over what I thought was just a cold, but turned out to be something called bronchiolitis – bronchitis for babies. Taking care of a sick baby is a rite of passage for new parents, and like everything else in […]

The Great Sleep Debate: Cry It Out or Hug It Out?

The Great Sleep Debate: Cry It Out or Hug It Out?

Yesterday, I posted a Facebook status asking what other moms on my Facebook friends list had done to get their babies falling asleep on their own in their cribs at night. The responses seemed to fall into three distinct groups. The first group of moms […]

Don’t Quit Pumping! 8 Tips to Make It Easier

Don’t Quit Pumping! 8 Tips to Make It Easier

Since Alex and Nathan couldn’t nurse right away, I pumped exclusively for several months. Me and pumping had a rocky relationship. I’ve heard of lots of women who pump for a short while and quit because it’s so challenging, and honestly, that was almost me. […]

I Donated My Breast Milk

I Donated My Breast Milk

I had an awesome milk supply after Alex and Nathan were born, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to breastfeed. With them going to the NICU right after birth, I couldn’t nurse them, so I exclusively pumped the entire time they were in the NICU and […]