potty training blues

A few months ago my son stopped breastfeeding. I nursed him longer than any of my other kids, few months past 2 years old, and it was time. Around the same time we stopped giving him bottles as well. My last baby was a full fledged toddler and I was okay with that. Especially since… Continue reading potty training blues

stop! don’t read anything else about parenting until you learn how to do this ONE parenting hack!

The ONE parenting hack you need to know! You won't BELIEVE what you'll learn! EVERY PARENT MUST KNOW THIS! Yes, this title is clickbait. Yes, this topic is disgusting. But, as I sit here in my dim living room, craving, just craving a glass of wine followed by a long, uninterrupted night of sleep, I… Continue reading stop! don’t read anything else about parenting until you learn how to do this ONE parenting hack!

the paci menance

Last week, we broke our daughter's heart. We denied her her one true love- something that brings her comfort, something she's held dear her entire life. Ever since the night she took her first breath, it's been there for her. Through sleep, sickness, happy times, the boring times ... this precious talisman has calmed and soothed her.… Continue reading the paci menance

putting the fast in breakfast

This past week my 2-year-old, L, has decided eating is an option she doesn't want to do it anymore. This is not written in my usual dramatic hyperbole. The girl doesn't eat from about 4 pm each night until 7 am the next morning. She's making husband's recent daily 14-hour fasting goal look easy. I… Continue reading putting the fast in breakfast

pink exploding

We celebrated L's second birthday yesterday. L is the only female of her cousins here on Long Island, she's the one girl among six boy cousins. Because of this, she is automatically gifted all the frilly, girly, pinky stuff* my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law can find. Which is understandable and all, but I still scrunch my nose… Continue reading pink exploding

how I cloth diaper 2 under 2

(without losing my mind) If there is one aspect of parenting I excel at, I'd say this whole cloth-diapering-thing is my mic-drop-worthy task. Generally speaking, when I tell someone (crossing guard, gym babysitter, rando grandma-like lady in the grocery store line) I cloth diaper my two babies, I get a dropped jaw and shaken head… Continue reading how I cloth diaper 2 under 2