Curing the Big Sibling Blues

Curing the Big Sibling Blues

I will never forget the look on my oldest child’s face when he walked into the hospital room and saw me holding his baby sister for the first time. It was a look of pure betrayal–Oh, so this is how it’s going to be, now?”  Un ...
Baby Food 101

Baby Food 101

Feeding a baby seems like it should be easy””but it rarely is. Once you’ve tackled the nuances of nursing or have finally found an infant formula your little one won’t spit up, life throws you another curveball: solids. It might see ...
Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Some women call stretch marks “badges of honor.” But when I first noticed bright reddish purple streaks on my hips towards the end of my first pregnancy, I can’t say I felt particularly honored. A healthy baby is enough commemorati ...
Clean Enough for Baby

Clean Enough for Baby

Cleaning products that describe themselves as “gentle enough for baby” may sound wonderful when you’re pregnant or have a fragile newborn in your arms, but here’s an old-timer mom prediction for you: After suffering through y ...
What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

So I was spending a lazy Sunday flipping through the shiny pages of the new Christmas toy catalog””while at my feet, my 2-year-old was having a blast with two old plastic bowls. Ah, the irony. Who needs new toys when there is beat-up table ware ...
Sick Baby Survival Guide

Sick Baby Survival Guide

There’s nothing worse than a sick baby. Because when your baby is sick”¦ You don’t really know until the illness passes whether your little one is on the brink of something horrible, or just caught a bug from that random toddler at ...
Confessions of a Career Diaper-Changer

Confessions of a Career Diaper-Changer

I have three kids. By my calculations, I’ve spent more than a quarter of my life changing diapers–and with a 2-year-old son, I may have another six months to a year to go until I get to wash my hands of it for the very last time (literall ...