Welcome, Baby!

This is one of my rare, Disney-free posts. You may (or may not) haven noticed fewer posts over the last few months. We've had a lot of life changes going on here: we moved, J started a new job, J was gone for two weeks for training for new job, I was super pregnant, I [...]

Weaning a toddler from breastfeeding

When I began breastfeeding my son as an infant, I didn't know how long I'd last. We received a lot of misinformation at the hospital; each nurse had something different to say, and it was often contradictory. It wasn't until we saw two lactation consultants that I felt I really had a grasp on how [...]

2013 in Review

2013 was a beautiful and heartbreaking year for my family. Here are 5 of my favorite moments, plus a few of our sad ones.Best: 5. Making snow! In the two weeks following baby A's birth, it got bitterly cold. I mean, -35 cold. It was insane. But if you throw a pot of boiling water in the [...]

10 new mama observations

As someone who had very near zero experience with babies before having one myself, everything baby related is new to me. Diaper genie? Is that some sort of system that changes your baby's diaper for you? Because that would be awesome, and I would actually pay for it. Wipe warmers, strollers, and diapers are all [...]

Post traumatic baby disorder

Please note that I am not making light of PTSD; I'm merely using the most well-known and appropriate comparison to illustrate my point.I've noticed a peculiar shift since little bear's arrival. For one, little things can make me completely tense and freeze as though blinking might make a difference. Another occurrence is the ball of [...]

Puppy Love: Baby Edition

How I know my dogs love my baby, and vice versa, is that moments like this are normal:Shared tummy time.She lays completely still while little man plays horse--assisted, of course.They love to lay near him.He turns to them-- he cradles their big faces in his tiny hands. He reaches out to them when they're near.Lots of [...]

Hello, World: A Baby Story

As a huge Disney fan, it's only natural that birth should scare me. After all, how often does a parent die in Disney films? I believe Rapunzel and Mulan are the only girls in Disney to have two parents, and Rapunzel spends 18 years away from hers.After getting the official good news from the doctor [...]