Squeak! Our Experience With Laryngomalacia

I wanted to write a post about our recent medical experience and Izzy’s diagnosis of laryngomalacia, in case any other parents are currently going through it. Before we had all of our tests and appointments, I was so scared and would have loved to read something from another mom. So, I hope this helps anyone […]

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Why Are We All So Obsessed With Baby Sleep?

Izzy was barely a week old before I found myself (in a sleep-deprived state, no less) googling about baby sleep patterns. I stumbled upon various websites and blogs, each with their own tactics and suggestions, some of which promised a “foolproof newborn routine” or something akin to that. I eagerly learned about “wake windows” — […]

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On Time, And Learning to Hold On To What’s Possible

I remember being a kid, and thinking that the school years lasted forever. One cycle of September to June felt like an eternity, as I counted down the days until classes ended and camp began. Of course, once summer came, everything was reversed. I’d blink, and the first day of camp became the last. My […]

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Let’s Talk About…Postpartum Hair Loss

Real talk: postpartum hair loss sucks. I have a lot of thick hair, and, before pregnancy, it would naturally shed here and there — especially if I were brushing or styling it. While I was pregnant, my normal shedding stopped, and my hair felt extra full and shiny. But just a few weeks ago, about three […]

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Baby Registry Guide: The Things to Skip

I’ve talked before about how making a baby registry can be super-overwhelming — and for good reason. There’s an infinite amount of products out there, and while babies do need a lot, there are some things that are, quite frankly, unnecessary. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20, and when you’re in the throes of making your […]

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Regarding the Pressure For New Moms to Be Perfect

It begins, appropriately enough, with pregnancy: the need to do everything — and I mean everything — to perfection. Drink enough water. Exercise, but not too much. Eat healthy foods, but watch out for ones that are dangerous. Get the nursery ready, but don’t over-exert yourself. “Sleep while you can,” but not on your back. Prepare as […]

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Baby Registry Guide: The Essentials

When my husband and I sat down to put our baby registry together last year, we literally did not know where to begin. There were so many products out there, and endless variations within countless categories. It probably took us the better part of my first trimester to solidly create our registry — and even […]

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What You Don’t See On Instagram

Most people probably know that Instagram isn’t a good representation of real life, but it’s easy to get caught up in an idea of what your life should look like, especially while scrolling through other people’s picture-perfect ‘grams. A few weeks ago, I was talking to my husband about one of my friends who has a […]

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On Being “Ready” For Children

When I was younger, I always thought that I’d get “baby fever” overnight. I anticipated it being like a switch that got flipped, and suddenly there would be a new feeling inside my heart that wasn’t there before. The reality, however, was somewhat different. I found out that I was pregnant literally days after changing […]

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The Internet: A New Mom’s Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Shortly after I became a mom, my Google search history filled up with endless queries about swaddles, sleep products, feeding schedules, bedtime routines, correct latching, poop (so many poop questions) — I could go on and on. In some ways, having the internet as a resource is a blessing, but in a lot of other […]

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