Why I Choose my Husband over my Baby

I’m just going to come right out and say it – I will always choose my husband over my baby. If push comes to shove, my husband will come first every time. I know this view will not be popular and some may stop reading right here, but let me explain. I met one of my husband’s childhood friends after church last month. Like us, he too recently had his first baby. One thing he said bothered both my husband and me and is still stuck with me. He said, “The love I have for my fiance will never match my […]

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What to do When you Feel Like the Only Parent Whose Baby Won’t Sleep

I have a confession to make: my baby doesn’t sleep well. I know, I know, most people have bouts of sleeplessness from their babies. But most don’t have a consistently poor-sleeping baby for months on end. My almost four month old is still sleeping horribly, even though everyone kept telling me it would get better by now. “If you’re feeding him formula, he’ll be sleeping through the night by two months, tops.” Laughable. “Just wait until he hits 11 pounds. He’ll sleep much better by then. There is something magical about that weight.” Nope. “Oh that 12-week mark was the golden age […]

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8 Phrases Every New Parent Says

  Sometimes, you find yourself saying the strangest phrases after you become a parent. Whether you’re saying it to yourself or your child, you find yourself saying things non-parent you never would have expected. “Don’t chew on that.” This begins from your baby’s first day in this world. Whether he is chewing on the straps of the car seat, the bib, his hand – it’s always something. Once your little one begins to crawl and walk, it goes to an entirely new and gross level. Because he’s now mobile, it’s something he found on the ground and you don’t even want […]

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Yes, I am THAT mom with THAT baby

I never thought I would write these words – I am THAT mom with THAT baby. You know the type. The mom running through the supermarket while her baby cries the entire trip. The mom that hasn’t heard an entire church service since her baby was born because she’s constantly running out of the service to avoid disturbing others from her baby’s tears. The mom that can’t take her baby to a restaurant without disrupting every else’s meal for an hour. I have THAT baby that cries. All. The. Time. The pediatrician first said he had reflux. We tried one medicine, […]

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