cry it out

Is it Really so Bad to Let Your Baby Cry it Out?

I’m here to tell you, no matter how bad you may feel letting your precious angel cry, there may come a time when even you need to let them go on for a bit while you hide in the bathroom sobbing because there is nothing you can do to calm them.

Resources for the Desperate First-Time Mom

My sister recently became pregnant for the first time (Yay!!!) and asked me expectantly for a list of books I read to get ready for the baby when I was pregnant. She’s eager for any information I can give her. The problem is that there is a wealth of information out there, not all of […]

God, Legitly Our Father

Today* I was feeding my 3 month old baby a bottle.  He was hungry, and he was downing it. But I stopped him halfway through to burp him because he has a tendency to get gassy. Like, screaming in pain, gassy.  And he spits up so much we’re worried that he doesn’t get any nutrition. […]

The Absolute Best Advice for New Moms

At baby showers we are often encouraged to give our best piece of advice for new moms to the mother-to-be. I always give the same advice. It’s the single most important thing I have learned from the past 16 years in raising my 5 kids. In my opinion, it is the absolute best advice for […]