I’m a scrunchy mom and proud. What’s a crunchy mom? Urban dictionary defines a crunchy mom as “Neo-hippies” who “generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common … Continue reading I’m A Scrunchy Mom
Twelve months. Dear Baby Koala, Boobie Monster, Katy, Katya, My Lovebug, It has been 365 days since you made your entrance and brightened up our world. I remember your birth day like it was yesterday: your dad and I woke … Continue reading A Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday
Dear Anaís, Everyday daddy and I marvel at how much you’ve grown, how tall you have become, the new things you have learned, and we wonder who you will become. I remember the days you used to cry out for … Continue reading A Letter To My Three-Year-Old On Her Birthday
Dear Parents, please stop complaining about being quarantined with your kids, the ones you made and brought into this world. You chose to have these babies, remember? I understand that our current lifestyle is difficult, stressful, and uncertain. However, it isn’t your child’s fault and you should not take out your frustrations on them because believe it or not, they are struggling as much as you. We are entitled to our feelings and opinions about our current situation and I am not taking that away from you. Rather, I want you to stop and think about your actions and comments … Continue reading Dear Parents, Please Stop Complaining About Being Quarantined with Your Kids
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?
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!
Are you constantly checking your phone? Looking at your likes and comments? Checking the news or the weather? Did you pick your phone up to check the time but got distracted by something else and had to pick it up … Continue reading Logging Off Is The Best Decision You Will Ever Make
When swaddling is done right, it works! If you ask parents if they think swaddling is helpful, most likely they will say yes. In fact, research shows 9 out of 10 parents recommend swaddling. Swaddling can help baby fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer, help you keep your sanity, and even prevent SIDS! Read on to learn more about the benefits of swaddling baby. Why Swaddle Your Baby? When done correctly, swaddling helps your baby get better sleep and keeps them calm. It also can help prevent SIDS, as long as you don’t put your baby to sleep on their … Continue reading The Benefits of Swaddling Baby