Insider tips on surviving your newborn

Friday, March 28, 2014

Whether this is your first newborn or your seventh, newborns are hard. You're sleep deprived and your recovering from the most trauma your body will ever naturally go through, and you're supposed to have a good solution as to how to calm your baby as he communicates his specific need through ear piercing crying? Sometimes they're like complicated puzzles that you're trying to solve while blindfolded.

Well, in a way, it does get easier as a mother as you learn some tricks along the way. This is my third newborn and I'd like to share with you what I've learned through experience and wonderful advice in case it helps you.

Today's Parenting Panic Hustle Moment

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Okay, every parent has definitely experienced this before:

That moment in the day where it would be helpful if you could split yourself into two so that you could get a situation under control. I'm gonna call it the Parenting Panic Hustle Moment.

Today's went a little like this:

Immediate Joys and Challenges

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The latest addition to our family joined us a month and two days ago. Yes, already. And already, she has gained two and half pounds, grown 6 cms, and is already learning when it's time for nighttime sleep (read: she starts screaming like crazy at around 8:30 pm to be prepared for bed). This month has gone by quick and fast. 

Newborns, no matter how many you've had, are hard (right, Genie?). I am grateful, however, that her "difficulty level" falls within my acceptable range of newborn care capability... I am happy that I am not completely losing my mind (I warned my kids before Maya was born that they are going to see their mother at her absolute grumpiest).

But here, just a few highlights from this past month...