Tag: babies

My Love-Hate Journey with Breastfeeding

Before I was ever pregnant, I declared to my husband that I would not be breastfeeding. It just seemed a little too weird.  Fast forward,...

All Things Baby :: Boston-Area Resources for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Newborn...

Hooray! You're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or recently had a baby. Now what? Pregnancy and postpartum can be filled with so much excitement and joy, but it can also be overwhelming to try to make the best decisions for your growing family. From prenatal and postpartum support to newborn nighttime challenges to pelvic floor therapy and nutrition, this guide has it all.

Getting a Puppy Versus Having a Baby :: Are They Really...

Yeah, that. "I babysat in college" is a great saying, but it doesn't mean you will have any idea what to do with a crying newborn at 2 a.m. when you haven't slept in three days. Likewise, even though we had an amazing dog for a decade, we adopted him after the puppy phase. Thus, my experience with a dog we got as a previously potty trained, past-the-teething-point, 7-month-old pup doesn't hold a candle to the 11-week-old shelter pup we just welcomed into our home. She is beautiful. And clueless. And a BABY.

We Tried Natural Gender Selection

Thank goodness for the internet, which has a ton of information about gender selection! (Note that this is just for fun, and not based on credible science.) The general theory of natural gender selection is that male sperm are faster than female sperm but also more fragile. So you've got to give them their best chance at getting to the egg. There are a few ways to do this:

No, She’s Not Walking Yet (and Please Stop Asking Me About...

See, I'm totally aware that my daughter's not walking. And I'm totally aware that kids develop different skills at different times. And I'm really proud of the things she does do. Her language and social skills have really exploded in the last couple weeks. But this constant barrage of questions kills me and leaves me feeling like she's the racehorse who hasn't even left the gate.

Cloth Diapers? Good Luck With That :: Words of Encouragement

When I was pregnant, I had all sorts of ideas and goals about parenting. Some I stuck with, and some went out the window....

The Newborn Period Really Sucks

I recently gave birth to my second child — a beautiful, smart, healthy, smiley girl who has been mastering her coos. I love her...

A Letter to My Baby Carrier :: My One Essential Item

I think it's almost time for me to pack you all away — my Ergo, my Baby Bjorn, my sling. He's 2 now, and while...

Some Days You Won’t Be That Good

I have a few friends who are currently expecting their first babies. I know my friends will be terrific mothers, but there is a gentle...

Free Summer Fun for Littles around Boston

This is my second summer as a mama but my first where we are actually out and about doing things! My 11-month-old twins are...

Why I Love to Wear All the Babies

Before I was even a mother, I became interested in babywearing. A friend from high school wore her babies in all sorts of carriers at a time...

8 Ways To Enhance Your Story Time

Reading to our children is one of the most natural inclinations for most parents. Stories have been passed down throughout humanity first through oral...