6 Reasons Why Baby Registry Advice Is Often Wrong

“OMGGGG you HAVE to buy this!”     ~ Everyone How many times have we said or heard this phrase, especially when it comes to baby gear? By the time we purchase everything recommended, a mortgage on The Chartwell Estate might look like a thrift store bargain (“I’ll take two, please.”). Not to fear though. All of…

7 Reasons Why Muslin Baby Blankets Are Awesome

Before I had kids, I couldn’t tell the difference between one baby blanket and another. Now that I’ve spent some major QT with babies and blankets, I can tell you that – hands down – muslin blankets are the best (Can I get an “Amen!”?!). Yes, that’s right; they are even better than the flannel footprint…

Raising Three Kids: Seeing a Doctor with a Newborn in Tow

Hello again from the trenches! Over the past few months, I have gotten to go to the doctor (my doctor) with my newborn in tow. In fact, I have seen one two three four doctors with junior: three specialists (one of which was my OB) and my good ol’ regular doctor. Mind you, before having three kids,…

Life with a Newborn: Take 3

The sleepless, drugged day-into-night time warp feeling has begun as has the overwhelming joy in having a new addition to the family (and to finally getting to enjoy chocolate and decaf coffee without heartburn again – hooray!).

Being our third time around the newborn baby block, I find myself thinking about how this time is different from all other times…

Raising Three Kids: Determining Pickup Time

My mother in law was visiting to help out while my husband had an especially busy workweek. On the first day she was here, she said “So what time do we need to leave to pick up the girls from school today?” It would seem like there is a very simple answer to this question,…