sick kids

10 things that help get through sickness

Now that cold and flu season is in full effect, add in school/daycare germs, we are having to deal with all the 'fun' that comes along with every virus or bacteria sickness my kids catch. Over the last 12 years of parenting I've developed a...

Perks of Being a Young Parent

While I definitely understand the stigma that surrounds being a young parent, I find it absurd that others judge it when they’ve never lived it. When my parents and Sam’s parents found out we were pregnant, I knew why they felt sadness. It’s hard making a...

Dealing with Gestational Diabetes

I flunked my two glucose tests during pregnancy! My Oral Glucose Challenge Test (known in the pregnancy world as OGCT) and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (aka OGTT), generally taken between 26 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, declared that I have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). “You need...

Baby Sleep Tips

Sleepytime Struggle You’ve given baby a soapy bath, changed her into soft pajamas, read her a bedtime story, even fed her sweet, warm milk. Soon enough, she’s falling asleep in your arms. “Perfect,” you think, as you lay her down gently in her crib. Tip-toeing out, you gently...

Breastfeeding Blues: Finding Strength in Target

Prenatal videos make breastfeeding look simple, peaceful. Books make it seem like, because I’m a woman, I should naturally know what I’m doing. My experience was neither simple nor peaceful. Baby Bird and I STRUGGLED. Her latch was wrong. My milk supply was low. She developed thrush....