School is officially back in full swing, and we are speeding towards the holidays, which usually means lots of holiday cheer. It also means a sickness or two, as the sneezing and coughing spreads its way around your little one’s school and into your home.… Read the rest
Colors have a significant influence on our perceptions, even the taste of our food. When choosing the color for your baby’s nursery design, it’s important to take into consideration how these colors might make you and your baby feel. Even if design isn’t your thing, you still have the ability to choose a color based on you and your baby’s emotional response.… Read the rest
Parents From the North to the South and Across the Pond
I’m British and American. I married a man born in the deep South to southern parents who raised him in NJ. We are raising our kids in the Northeast, and all of them were born in New York City.… Read the rest
The Challenge of Divorce with Kids
With the recent announcement that Angelina and Brad will be officially splitting I am left wondering many things (some far more appropriate than others). Didn’t they just get married? Was the divorce a last minute, albeit misguided, attempt to repair a wounded relationship?… Read the rest
Young Mothers and Decision Making
There are people who make decisions quickly, other people who deliberate over every choice they make, and then there is me. I weigh every pro and con, weigh each one again, and then the analyzing really begins. … Read the rest
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The first day of school seems to come around way more quickly than I realized before I became a parent. It seems as though every year the first day is a big deal and the anxiety of it all comes flooding in during the weeks leading up to September.… Read the rest
Being home alone with a baby is a lot of work – diapers, bottles, crying, etc. Now imagine you were home alone with twins… go ahead… pretty crazy, right?
Yes, being home alone with your infant twins is not easy. It challenges you emotionally, physically and mentally.… Read the rest
As I write this, I am deep in the trenches of early motherhood as a single mother. My 12-week-old son is sitting in his bouncy chair, finally lulled into some sort of mostly quiet calm, after spending most of the afternoon screaming, crying, and otherwise inconsolable.… Read the rest
On your mark, get set…
You’ve heard all the stories about marathon labors, and it’s true – the average duration of labor is 6-18 hours, and around 12 hours for a first-time mum. But what happens when labor is in fast forward and you barely make it to the hospital in time?… Read the rest
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Enjoy the moment—it won’t last
I wish I had been able to see my life in phases when I was beginning. The concept of “balance” can be misleading. It’s okay to be a workaholic when you’re young, it’s the right time to be.