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My Most Difficult Baby

Struggling with my youngest It’s long after midnight and I’m struggling to stay awake. The rocking motion is lulling us both to sleep.  Ben and I have been up now for at least an hour and I’ve gone through all the motions I know to get him back to sleep so we can both rest. There’s nothing worse than when your baby is screaming and you can’t seem to help…

8 Essentials for Calming a Fussy Baby

When we first bring our little bundles of joy home from the hospital sometimes things don’t always go as perfect as we’d hoped.  Having a baby with a gassy stomach makes for many sleepless nights and days spent trying to soothe them.  Recently, my youngest child, Benny, has gone from being a very relaxed baby to being a fussy child with horrible gas. Since I have two other children, a dog…

We Need to Stop Bottle Shaming Moms

It’s OK to choose not to breastfeed your baby I hate it when people shame mothers for choosing to bottle feed their babies with formula. Especially when the judgement comes straight from other mothers who make it seem like breastfeeding is now the new qualifier for a being a good parent. There’s been a lot of media buzz on breastfeeding in public recently.  This is typically followed by a heavy defense of…