Posts tagged "infants"

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I'm lighting a candle tonight in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Through the efforts of Robyn Bear, founder of www.october15th.com, October 15th has been declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A day where all grieving parents could come together and reflect on their loss and honor their babies. The... Read more »

Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier

Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier
We did it. We said goodbye. There were tears. Mine, mostly. I wasn’t ready. But he was. We said goodbye to the pacifier. His “Buddy”. We tried to break him of his first Buddy about 4 months ago. I couldn’t take the crying. My crying. He made me so sad. So, I gave him another.... Read more »

Can we please stop talking about breastfeeding

Can we please stop talking about breastfeeding
I’m going to just get right down to it. Breastfeed, don’t breastfeed, but for heaven’s sake can we please stop talking about breastfeeding? And blaming things on breastfeeding? It seems the whole world is talking about it. Little known fact, breastfeeding has been going on for centuries. It’s not new. Not even a little. Why... Read more »
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Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself

Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself
ChicagoNow bloggers have teamed up to write letters to new moms in honor of Mother’s Day. You can read all of their incredible posts here. Dear New Mom: Boy these past couple of weeks have been exciting! From labor and delivery to arriving home with your new bundle of joy, you’ve barely had a chance... Read more »

New Father Fail

Today I did a good deed. Today I looked like a Goddess. Today I was somebody’s vision in white. Today I assisted a new father in the parking lot of the hospital remove an uninstalled infant carrier from its base. Today I wanted to slap the ever loving shit out of him. Today he learned... Read more »

The Mayhem Guide to The Baby Registry

The co-sleeper. Trust me, you don't want to do this.
Every expecting mother dreams of the day she can stand in Babies R Us and point and shoot that little gun. The registry gun… the gun that will deliver all of her hopes and dreams onto a computer screen for all the world to purchase. Reality check…registering is hard. Unless you have done your research,... Read more »
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Woof! vs. Waaaaa! Dog Parents vs Human Parents.....

Woof! vs. Waaaaa! Dog Parents vs Human Parents.....
I love my dogs. We currently own three. Before I had a child I had children. Fur children, fur babies. Four paws, drool, and dog hair. They were my life. Literally. I ran a very successful dog rescue for 12 years up until late last year. I finally had the confidence in myself and someone... Read more »

And So It Begins.....

And So It Begins.....
So my infant son has discovered his penis…. Things are certainly looking up! My son just turned 6 months old and to celebrate his half birthday, he discovered his penis. It is all very innocent yet strangely disturbing at the same time. Having a son, I knew one day this would come. I just assumed,... Read more »