I'm not even going to write an intro. We're just going to dive into the meat and potatoes on this one. 1. "You look tired." Um, hello. I know. I am tired. Are you offering to help me? No? Then STFU and tell me I look fabulous. 2. "Have you tried…" Yes. I have tried all of the things. All of the things. No, I did not forget to burp the baby. No, my baby is not cold. … [Read more...] about 5 Things People Need to Stop Saying to New Parents
One thing first time parents often worry about is if having a baby will change who they are as a person. And, if it does, is it a change for better, or for worse? There are so many ways your life changes after you have a baby. You no longer have the independence to "drop everything" and play hooky or even grab a late bite. When you look at the clock, and it's 2AM, you're not … [Read more...] about Will Having a Baby Make Me a Different Person?
Over the past few weeks, Munchkin's features have become increasingly prominent. One of those features, of course, is his eyes. Every new parent wonders, "What color will my child's eyes be?" And it's a natural question to ask, since infant's eyes can change up to 9 months of age. But, Munchkin's eyes are already different than most babies - eye color wonder aside. You see, … [Read more...] about My Baby Has Two Eye Colors: Will It Change or Is He a Chimera?
I figured out a way to have my cake and eat it, too. … [Read more...] about Hands-Free Bottle Feeding
It happens when you least expect it. After the giggles, the coos, and the I-love-yous. Tip-toing at the heels of a fuss-free night, and yelling "surprise" at the sound of a iPhone camera click. Captured in time. Caught in the act. It's "the face". And every parent shudders at its appearance. Child-free individuals see "the face" and think, "What a cute baby!" And those … [Read more...] about Avoiding “The Face”