A recent study shows that having a baby is one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life. Really? What kind of babies are these people birthing? When I had my sweet, adorable little girl, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Sure, there were some long nights, and it definitely came with some stress, but harder than death or divorce? It doesn't even come close!Read Full Story
Having a baby is hard — you'd think this is something all new parents could agree on. But in our Pinterest-y, Facebook-y world where every parent seems like they're having a great time, this new study is a shocker: Researchers discovered that the first two years of your child's life may be the hardest thing you ever experience.Read Full Story
Dear Old Me: You are so tired from waking up every hour with a newborn that you probably won't be able to read this with both eyes open. I remember it, and I remember it well. Those new mom days were hell, but part of me wishes I could go back.Read Full Story
One of the parenting milestones that will always stick with me was when I sent my first son off to day care at 11 months old. This was a milestone for me and not for him, that's for sure. I was literally sick over the thought of leaving him in another person's care so I could work for a few hours.Read Full Story
What I told everyone in my circle was that I wanted to breastfeed because I was a loving mother who only wanted the best for my child. What I really meant was that I wanted to produce milk from my boobs so I could lose the baby weight — fast.Read Full Story
One of my most vivid new-mom memories is frantically scrolling through Dr. Sears' website to find the answers to my most paranoid parenting questions as I tried to get my newborn son to latch at two in the morning. I know we've all been there. Considering that Dr. Sears has been hailed as a top parenting guru and pediatrician, there's no doubt his resources and books have helped many a new parent make it through a rough patch in the middle of the night.Read Full Story
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