Why I Choose my Husband over my Baby

Why I choose my husband over my baby.

If given the choice, I try to make a conscious effort to choose my husband over my baby. I know this view will not be popular and some may stop reading right here, but before you do, give me a chance to explain. I met one of my husband’s childhood friends after church a few months ago. Like us, he too recently had his first baby. One thing he said bothered us and has stuck with me since he said it. He said, “The love I have for my fiancé will never match my love for my son. I will always […]

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

What to do when you feel like the only one 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

8 Things 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 would never have expected. “Don’t chew on that.” This begins with 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 to […]

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How to cope when your baby won’t stop crying

We know you've been there. You had that baby that won't stop crying. You were THAT mom.

The first 3 months of my son’s life would have been much easier if I had learned how to cope better with my crying baby. I became 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 can’t take her baby to a restaurant without disrupting every else’s meal for an hour. 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. I have THAT baby […]

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