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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…

Finding my New Identity as a Mother

 Balancing Motherhood and Myself Most women say becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to them.  It’s a selfless job that tests your sanity and emotional well-being on a daily basis but the rewards are too great to count.  A higher being has decided to entrust you with the life of another tiny human and this adorable little creature will encompass your life and bring you to new…

5 Ways to Teach Gratitude to your Children this Season

The holiday season is the perfect time to teach children of any age about giving back and being thankful for what they have. This year since the kids are getting older, we wanted to kickstart the holiday season by reflecting on some things they’re grateful for, spreading joy to those around us and starting some new traditions. Give back It can be hard to find service options for young children.  One good idea…

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…

A Response: Being a Stay-at-Home Mother Is a Job

Recently a post published on a blog site stirred up some controversy with its title “Being a Stay-at-Home Mother Is Not a Job.” The author wrote the post from her viewpoint as a former stay-at-home mom, and explains how staying home with your children is a privilege and a gift and should not be defined as a job. Being able to see every moment and milestone in your child…