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Feeding Solids

Baby will be eight months old next week which means he’ll have been eating solid foods for half his life. Below is some advice I feel I can give based on our experience. Per the recommendation of his pediatrician, we started introducing purees when he was four months old. This will differ for every child, … Continue reading Feeding Solids

Baby Towels

You know what you don’t need? Baby towels. Sure, they’re adorable because they come with little corner pocket hoods that make your kid look like a duck or a dinosaur. But you know what I bet you already have? Towels. Regular-sized towels that won’t outgrow your kid in six months. Take baby towels off your … Continue reading Baby Towels

Product Recs for Not Baby

I don’t have any insightful recommendations for an almost-mobile baby except a wing and a prayer. However, I have recently discovered a few things I’ve been loving for myself that I’ll pass along to you! Vital Proteins Collagen. I’d heard of people taking collagen, but never much thought about it for myself until I saw … Continue reading Product Recs for Not Baby

Kids’ Music

Our tyke has always loved music, and he’s started to bop along and “dance” so I’m dead from the adorableness. A friend of mine introduced us to Raffi, who I’d never heard of previously, and now he’s a frequent Spotify play in our house on the Alexa/ government listening device. Raffi is hokey kids’ music- … Continue reading Kids’ Music

Peri Bottle Uses

I thought most people had heard of this, but occasionally I’ll talk to a new parent whose mind is blown when I pass on this advice, so now it’s going on the blog for all to access! Hang on to your peri bottle after you no longer need it for it’s intended use,** and utilize … Continue reading Peri Bottle Uses

Normal? Usually Always

The amount of Googling a pregnant person does cannot be overstated. Almost all of the posts in my online due date group started with, “Is it normal…??” When you’re pregnant, the answer is usually yes. Yes, it’s normal to get bloody noses & have toothaches & be insanely thirsty. It’s normal for your nose to … Continue reading Normal? Usually Always

Mother’s Day

I’m probably supposed to be thinking about my own mother and not myself on Mother’s Day, but I’ve had my kid and our relationship on my brain a lot this weekend. I’m a mom. That’s bananas. (Unrelated note: you capitalize Mom when you’re using it as someone’s name, as in, “Hi, Mom!” but leave it … Continue reading Mother’s Day

PPA Advice

Congrats on making it through this tome about my experience with postpartum anxiety. Below is the promised list of things that have helped me manage my anxiety- some days are better than others! While you won’t see therapy on this list (due to the pandemic & not making time for it in my schedule) I … Continue reading PPA Advice

A Long One about PPA

I contemplated breaking this up into two posts, but whatever. If it’s too long, take a break & come back later. Or skim it for the most interesting parts! Godspeed if you’re on mobile. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and some states also recognize it at Maternal Mental Health Awareness or PMAD Awareness … Continue reading A Long One about PPA

Baby Sleep

The real, actual Natalie texted me this weekend– not pics of her kid, as I would have appreciated, not to ask how I’m doing as a person, but to demand “Do a sleep blog next.” Apparently her baby is a pretty good sleeper, she’s just “curious about your experience.” And I didn’t even pay her … Continue reading Baby Sleep

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