I will start this post by stating it is completely normal for your infant to wake through the night, whether it’s because they are hungry or want to play. In fact, babies and adults will wake four to five times … Continue reading When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?
I can’t stress enough the importance of establishing a bedtime routine and following through every night. I don’t believe in the crying out method, however I do believe in creating a schedule so your child knows when it’s bedtime and … Continue reading 7 Reasons Baby Isn’t Sleeping Through The Night
Potty training, oh the fun has begun! This task may seem simple but when it comes down to teaching a tiny human how and when to use the bathroom, it can get tricky, sticky, and downright messy. At what age did you start potty training your child? Was it an easy task or was it daunting? Did you read the books, or practice the 3 day rule? I began potty training my toddler at 2.5 years old and although we still use a pull-up from time-to-time at night, we’re almost at the finish line! There are quite a few concepts … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Potty Training A Toddler
It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!
Am I a good mother? I have been repeatedly asking myself this question for months. Parenting two babies is heavy and difficult to navigate because they both have their own needs, wants, and require different parts of me.⠀⠀ My patience has been shorter and so has my temper, I feel stretched too thin. I broke down at least three times over the past few months, hearing both of my kids cry at the same time and having to take care of one before the other has brought me to my knees more than once. I feel guilty, how can ones … Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?
Did you know that SIDS is the third leading cause of infant mortality? There are approximately 2,500 infants who die from SIDS in the United States, yearly. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can occur between one month to one year of age, but most deaths occur between two to four months of age. Scientists and medical professionals haven’t discovered the exact cause of SIDS but they have some ways that us parents may be able to prevent it. How terrifying is that? Not knowing is one of my biggest fears as a parent. After the birth of my first daughter, Anaís, … Continue reading Breathe Away Your Anxiety with Smart Beat
First off, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! And welcome to the fourth trimester. This is the time where you get to bond with your tiny human, get to know one another, learn how to be a mama, discover a new side of yourself (if it’s your first time), and just soak up all of the newborn love and bliss. I just welcomed my second daughter into the world and had to start from scratch because my first daughter is two. While taking care of my newborn, I decided to use my experience and share my version of Essentials … Continue reading Essentials for Surviving The Newborn Stage
I have been warned on numerous occasions to “prepare for the terrible-twos,” because “when they hit two is when they are the worst,” and “wait until you get to the terrifying threes.” It all sounds so hurtful when you say … Continue reading “Terrible-Twos” Don’t Exist — They Are Wrong
Dear Anaís: In a little over two months, if everything goes smoothly you will no longer be an only child. Your dad and I will be paying more attention to someone who’s littler, more fragile, and more helpless than you … Continue reading A Letter To My Daughter During Her Last Days As An Only Child
Before I became a mom, I thought I knew exactly what kind of mom I was going to be (hilarious, right?) I assumed I was going to know exactly what to do and how to do it, that everything came together easily, and I was going to spend all my time loving my babies, stress free. However, I wasn’t prepared for how much motherhood was going to teach me about myself and even more surprisingly, how much my husband was going to teach me about being a mother. 1. How to Find Patience This is one of the most important … Continue reading 6 Things My Husband Taught Me About Being A Mother