Sleep? It is usually the number one question people ask a parent who has just had a baby. “How is the baby sleeping?” “Is he a good sleeper?” “Is he sleeping through the night?” In the beginning, you go into parenthood expecting the sleep deprivation. You know a newborn baby WILL wake up every 2-3 […]
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I am one of those crazy women who has 3 kids. I would previously look at women with 3 kids and wonder what sort of self-torture these women enjoyed. I thought having 3 kids was top-level crazy. Well, here I am. In all honesty, having 3 kids can be challenging, but I have learned to […]
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You just fed your newborn baby. She’s sleeping soundly in her nice milk coma. You put her down gently in her bassinet and crawl back into bed. It’s 1:00am. You pass out instantly. Suddenly, your baby is wailing. You look at the clock, it’s 1:05am. You look down, she’s gotten her arms out of her […]
Are you in the thick of the newborn FOG? Not sure how you’re gonna make it through the next DAY much less the next three months? We’ve got you, mama! Contributor Vivian Owen gives her recommendations for diapering, sleep, laundry, plus a cool mom hack on this #MustHaveMonday! **Sarasota Moms Blog Facebook Giveaway ended on […]
In honor of World Maternal Mental Health Week… These are examples of the emotional struggles we can all face as we come home with a newborn: You’re in shock, your body feels sore. You open the door of your home, and the familiar smell hits you. It’s comforting. But it strangely feels quiet and empty without […]
Maternity leave. It’s the two best and worst words any mom wants to think about when she discovers she is pregnant. Best because it means time at home with her new baby. Worst because she knows that just like those fleeting newborn days, it won’t last forever. Making the most of your time with baby […]
New moms report that sleep is their number one struggle in the first year of parenting. It starts out with our precious angels growing in our bellies. We get so big and uncomfortable, waking up every hour to pee, that sleep is illusive. The truth is, though, we don’t know how good we had it […]
The First Year Struggle is Real You are learning to be a parent. Your partner is learning to be a parent. And you’re both doing it on little to no sleep. People tell you the first year is hard but it doesn’t really sink in until you’re in the thick of it. What do first […]