Sleep Secrets

A veteran mom, I know better than to brag on what good sleepers my little ones are. There is no surer way to reverse one’s good fortune and you AIN’T gonna hear these words coming from me… not even followed by “knock on wood!” But what I will do is share nearly a dozen sleep secrets with you that are sure to help both you and your sweet babies get some much needed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s.

And BTW, the reason I videoed these tips as opposed to writing them out is because my three week old twins are actually napping at the same time right this moment… and I knew I could get all this info to you if I sat for a minute and just told them to you. (Work smarter not harder, right?) Hope they help. [Read more…]

Month One: SUPPORT

I have been mama to one sweet baby girl and one sweet baby boy for all of 15 days. Though the main question I hear from friends and family is “How is it GOING?”, the concerned look in their eyes and the tone of their voice says something more like “How completely insane is your life these days?!@#!!!” I feel almost bad as I sit to journal with you today that I don’t have a bunch of “how-insane-my-life-is-with-newborn-twins” stories to share. Am I in denial? No. So why am I not pulling my hair out or falling down with sleep deprivation? In a word: S-U-P-P-O-R-T. My friends and family are teaching me the real meaning [Read more…]

How to Organize for Baby

cribSo here you are, standing in the middle of what used to be your guest room or office. Never did you think the slick blue gray walls would be painted over in robins egg blue; the industrial photos of the Madison St Bridge would be replaced by soft illustrations of favorite storybook characters. Yes, it’s time to get ready for baby. The crib is purchased the changing table is ready to be taken out of the box. Is there something you are missing? What other steps need to be taken to organize your space to make room for the special creature you are about to meet? [Read more…]

How to Prep your Child for the New Baby

new_babyDo not be surprised when after your second child is born, you look at the energy you spend in a day and realize a majority of it was spent…not tending to the baby as you might imagine…but doting on your first born. Unless someone prepares you for this, you might find it odd. “How did I think tending to a baby was so hard?” I consistently hear second time moms in my baby classes saying “Now that I’ve had my second, it’s my toddler that’s giving me a run for my money! HELP!”

Help is here…in the form of helping you RESET your expectations. This is where everything flows from after all, isn’t it? Our expectations in life? [Read more…]