Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would sit down to write this post. Actually, I used to dream about it, but I let that dream go and became content with my reality — that I would only have one child. Shortly after my son turned four, I purged just about all of […]
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Naturally, one of the most popular questions asked by full-term pregnant women appears to be: What are the early symptoms of labor? As a seasoned birth-giver, I have decided to make a fool-proof list. If you have any of these symptoms, or none, and you are past 37 weeks, you are guaranteed to begin active […]
My husband and I gazed into the purple-red face of our third baby girl, “Well, what does she look like? Do any names come to mind?” Without missing a beat, my ever-loving husband leaned in and proclaimed, “Raisin.”
Consuming extra water can actually be deadly for a baby. It causes the sodium level in their blood to drop. This can lead to brain swelling, which can cause poor feeding, extreme exhaustion, seizures, and eventually death.
Nothing felt natural. Nothing about it was soothing for my baby or myself. I looked at my husband, tears filling my eyes, and said, “I want to bottle feed.”
Certainly every family has different needs and values when it comes to childcare. I only wish I had this Quality Childcare Checklist when I was looking.
When she finally arrived, my generally sweet boy with a mild wild streak somehow transformed into a 42-pound, jealous piranha overnight.