It’s been a hot minute, but the real Natalie has a specific request for Ferber details. As if I can remember that long ago! Her sweet nugget is giving the house hell, so in the spirit of “here’s what worked for us,” I present to you: How We Ferber-ed, The Follow Up. The first thing … Continue reading Ferber Details →
We are hashtag blessed/ prayer hands emoji to have family nearby who can help out with our son. There are a few items that we’ve found helpful to have as duplicates at my parents’ house- the only place he’s done overnights so far- instead of always packing up our whole house when we go for … Continue reading Grandma Gear →
Two words: stroller fan. If you’re building a baby registry, add one for the baby and one to point back at yourself. We met up with a friend for a stroller walk in the high noon heat of July, and their baby had a little stroller fan pointed at him. I thought, “Oh, to be … Continue reading Summer Walks →
Heavy sigh. I feel like one of those Instagram cartoons showing a crying mom that has the caption, “You got this, Mama!” (Side note: please never call me Mama unless you are my actual child.) This age has been… not my favorite. Yet it is because he’s so smiley and interactive and CUTE! Just another … Continue reading Contradictions →
I erroneously believed that the big milestones in baby’s life would be easy to identify and document on a calendar. A family member saw an Instagram story video in which my son was walking and asked, “He’s taken his first steps?!” A long time ago! But did we classify it as fully walking? Not really. … Continue reading First Steps →
I’ve expanded my hours at the local hospital and now get to be on the maternity floor a few times a week (ask me how second baby fever is going.) I’m surrounded by the nursing team thus feel qualified to tell you their favorite ways to be thanked. If you’ve already been through labor, you … Continue reading Thank Your Nurses →
To the friends and family members of people who have just given birth: do not send flowers to the hospital. This isn’t a commentary on “flowers die, pizza gift cards live forever” (but seriously, food > flowers.) Send whatever dying soon flowers you want, or a potted plant, or a beautiful orchid– it’s none of … Continue reading Don’t Send Flowers →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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