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
This post originally appeared on Ivankatrump.com.
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.
This post originally appeared on IvankaTrump.com.
A Traveling Mama
Before taking advice from anyone on traveling with kids, I believe it is important to know their qualifications. To put you at ease, I have, by plane, train, and automobile, domestically and internationally, traveled tout seul with all four of my kids and, believe me, even with the best skills, things can go awry!… Read the rest
The Choice is Yours and Yours Alone
“Breast is best.” “Breastfeeding is natural.” If you’re pregnant – heck, even if you’re not – you hear this a lot. Friends, family, doctors, even strangers, will ask you if you’re planning to breastfeed or go with bottle feeding.… Read the rest
The Hardest Time to be a Mother
From breastfeeding, vaccinating, and sleep training to the big social issues of our time such as mental health and racial divides, 2016 is a difficult time to be a mother. It is often easy to default to entrenched positions often created from what we have ‘heard’, not what we have verified and reflected upon.… Read the rest
Even after having four kids of my own, it still shocks me how totally okay and even interested I am in my own baby’s poop. Yet I am totally disgusted and nauseous at the thought of any other person’s poop coming any where near me, let alone actually wanting to look at it and analyze it.… Read the rest
Giving Dads Some Love
Mom gets the shower (at least most of the time), a push present, an adoring baby that could sleep for endless hours snuggled on her chest, but what about the dads?
I know, I know, I hear you saying the obvious, and I agree; he didn’t singlehandedly support your baby’s life for the better part of a year.… Read the rest
Guest post by Ian Malbin
Power tools, neckties, wallets, money clips, fancy pens, golf clubs, golf shirts, golf shoes, golf balls, golf gloves, blah, blah, blah. Yet theres more; don’t forget the home-mades – which are so sweet – I just don’t think I have any more wall space in my closet for another macaroni frame; nor do I think it would be easy to find an occasion to actually wear that super trendy “worlds best dad” tie.… Read the rest