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This first-time mom life in the middle of a pandemic not for the faint of heart. We need to get together, moms, dads, guardians alike. We know it takes a village, and these quarantine babies are built different, honey.

Does the “Cry It Out” Method Cause Psychological Damage?

If you simply type “cry it out method” into Google, the results are overwhelmingly contradictory and confusing. I’ve scrolled through social media and seen posts from child psychologists proclaiming, “the cry it out method is torture!” I’ve also seen articles online from pediatric neurologists saying that there’s no physical evidence suggesting that the cry it … Continue reading Does the “Cry It Out” Method Cause Psychological Damage?

How I Easily Got My Baby to Sleep Safely Through the Night and Regained My Sanity

To be honest, I’m the not the person that leapt right into motherhood with optimism. 2020 beat me down, and I was white-knuckling my way through most of those first few months of motherhood. I was 32 years old when I married and 35 when I had my son last year. I had all those … Continue reading How I Easily Got My Baby to Sleep Safely Through the Night and Regained My Sanity

Fed is Best: A Personal Story

If you, as a parent, have spent any time on social media, you’ve heard “fed is best.” The phrase originated in response to “breast is best,” a movement designed to encourage new mom’s to ditch the formula and try breastfeeding. “Breast is best,” was not meant to undermine mothers who choose to formula feed. It … Continue reading Fed is Best: A Personal Story

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