Topic: new born baby

If You Think Newborns Are Easier Than Big Kids You Have A Selective Memory

If You Think Newborns Are Easier Than Big Kids You Have A Selective Memory

BabyCenter has put together a list of 17 (yes, 17) reasons why caring for a newborn is “infinitely” easier than caring for a big kid. BabyCenter should stop being a liar. I would rather take care of the older half of the Duggar family than one newborn. Whenever I hear a mom talk about how much she misses the newborn phase because it was her favorite, I assume that she has some kind of mental imbalance. The newborn phase was the worst time of my life. My entire life. And I grew up disabled with an alcoholic father. More »

You Are Nuts If You Think An Infant Should Sleep Through The Night

You Are Nuts If You Think An Infant Should Sleep Through The Night

I am a raging bowl of Rage Flakes this morning after reading an article suggesting a magical new way to get your newborn to sleep through the night. Yes, I said newborn. I know what you are all thinking- “I could get my newborn to sleep through the night?! SIGN ME UP!” and I am here to tell you that this is a ridiculous and damaging notion that should not be in the head of any parent. More »

Bringing Home Baby: Expectations Vs. Reality

Bringing Home Baby: Expectations Vs. Reality

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had sky-high expectations for how certain things would go once we brought her home from the hospital. Of course I had heard horror stories about sleepless nights, nursing difficulties, leaky boobs and a deflated post-partum stomach but obviously, it would all be different FOR ME. I would be the shining exception to every crappy bringing home baby rule. My house would be neat and tidy, my baby would be held for hours and doted on and I would bounce back to normal, lickity split. More »

You Don’t Have To Be The Frumpy Mom

You Don't Have To Be The Frumpy Mom

Before I had my kids, I took great care with my appearance. I’ve always been a girl who wears makeup, has regular hair appointments and attempts to keep up with clothing trends. I have never been one to wear pajama pants in public or go out with unwashed hair. It was partly vanity driving me but I was also raised to keep in mind that the way I take care of myself says something to the rest of the world and I wanted to give the impression that I had my act together. I definitely believed that people respected me more for making an effort and caring about how I look.
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