But What if it’s Not PPD…?

“So, what brings you in today?” the doctor asked. “Well, there are some people in my life who say I’m not myself. That I sound negative and angry, so I thought I’d come in and get checked.” I replied, feeling silly but holding back tears, while bouncing my nearly 8 month old baby on my … Read more

The One Thing Your Kids Should Always Know

I watched yesterday as my girl jumped into the new little swimming pool her granddad bought for her. She was so excited she didn’t even empty her backpack or eat a snack. As soon as she walked in the door after school, she changed and went straight for the pool. As she played it dawned … Read more

Grammaring Ain’t Easy

Ugh, just typing that heading made my skin crawl. I will never understand why people don’t take grammar as seriously as I do. Don’t they want to write well? Speak well? Be understood? We can go on and on all day about text speak and the new culture of writing and language, but the reality … Read more

How You Know You’ve Survived the Newborn Period

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As I write this, we are finally past the newborn period, which generally is the first 3 months of little baby’s life. Tator Tot is currently 4 1/2 months old. WE SURVIVED!!! We done did it. We made it, baby. But there are other tell-tale signs that we’ve made it through the newborn period into … Read more

Why Your Baby Hates You

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Baby finally starts to settle into a decent sleep routine…and then suddenly, wham! They’re up every hour. Baby finally starts to become predictable in their feeding schedule…and then suddenly, wham! They’re feeding every hour. Just when you think you’re finally over the hump or turning a corner, your baby becomes a whiny, clingy, drooly, fussy … Read more

The Truth About Having Babies

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I’ll be honest. I was kind of praying I’d go into labour on my own because everything I’d heard from friends or read on Dr Google (always a bad idea) made me dread having to endure an induction. I tried prenatal massage and acupuncture in the hopes of getting things moving on their own…but who … Read more