If you’ve ever lost your enthusiasm for reading the same story over and over, you’ll appreciate our guest Abbi’s discovery. She sent this tip to us as an alternative to letting YouTube read to your child. I was first introduced to A Story Before Bed via the Nursery that I work for here in Dubai […]
The continuing quest for work life balance. And lack thereof.
Pumping while nursing (breastfeeding) is a bit tricky but it can totally be done. And what a time saver if you figure it out!
This post is part of a series sponsored by Philips AVENT in support of the launch of the double electric Comfort Pump. Pumping breast milk was still a mystery to me as I made secret lists of baby names and notified my boss of my pregnancy. I learned about it when my co-worker Mimi, newly […]
The very first time I left my baby with a new babysitter — a totally professional experienced nanny — I was so choked up with emotion about leaving my five-month old in anyone else’s care that I had to excuse myself to another room and cry for a bit (while she was still there!). There was so […]
With a baby and two active preschoolers, I hit my breaking point. I needed help and I found it in a Mother’s Helper. Bless her.
Recently, I’ve been confused by my peers who call themselves stay-at-home parents while they publish essays or even books, and run businesses from home. Is it because they are able to do those things without using childcare? Or is it because they take greater pride in stay-at-home-parenthood than the part-time career activities in which they […]
Can you hear the baby squawking from where you’re sitting? I can. And it sure is hard to concentrate. Doesn’t he realize that I’m trying to write a blog post about him? Gah. Okay, that’s better now. Where was I? Oh yes… Sawyer, my sweet baby love, my third boy, is about to head off […]
Because Whitney is forcing me to take a maternity leave, I have asked several online friends to help out with guest posts. I am grateful to Kristen Chase for sharing her version of how to take a maternity leave from blogging so I can share it with you and learn from her example. I hope […]
When a discussion of using a housekeeper exploded over on The Happiest Mom, I was taken by surprise. More than a hundred women commented on Meagan’s post about outsourcing housecleaning. Many felt too guilty to consider it and more than a few took a stand against it. My husband and I have a cleaning person […]
Marketing Mommy is a blogger in the Chicago area who has two kids born pretty darn close to mine. And we both had a victorious VBAC with #2, and, we are both in marketing, so we were like, totally best friends, even before we ever really had a conversation. She works full time, so pumping […]
Dear Rookie Moms, I have had 4 glorious months of maternity leave and am returning to full-time work in the first week of January. We have child care arranged and a steadily growing stash of pumped milk in the freezer. I would love to know what other rookie (and veteran!) moms did to ease back […]
Today we’re hearing Elizabeth’s story as our sixth and last official Fearless Friday post. Liz is Mom to Patrick, 13 mos, 2 mutts, and wife to Brendan. She works in training and development for the biotech industry in Cambridge, MA. Patrick was born just over a year ago and I cannot believe how many things […]