Category Baby

Five Things to Consider When Choosing A Nanny

I’ve seen a lot of people ask about hiring a nanny on the Facebook groups I frequent recently. Ironically during the same timeframe, Facebook (I swear they are inside my head sometimes) reminded me that I was asking for similar advice three years ago this week. It quickly brought me back to the hours I spent scrolling […]

A Farewell to Breastfeeding

I knew it would happen eventually, but that doesn’t make it any less bittersweet. My daughter weaned herself from daytime nursing a month or so after her second birthday. I let her take the lead, nursing if she asked, but not offering it up. This meant of course that my milk began to dry up. […]

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Baby

My husband owns both a construction company and a real estate firm here in Portland, Maine. He’s asked all the time what improvements to do or what do look for in a new home when a baby is on the way. Here is a list I wrote with his insight for him with his clients. Reliable […]

What I miss about being pregnant

All my friends are getting pregnant, many for the second time. While I’m not jumping on that bandwagon again, there are a few things I actually miss about being pregnant. Pregnancy hormones are totally fucked up. Some breeze through clear minded and symptom free. Others turn into total psychos, sprout hair on their chins, lose their […]

Here’s why I don’t want another baby, so stop asking!

For any parent of a toddler, a new acquaintance will eventually pop the question. And when they hear your answer, they will have often have an opinion AND will have no problem sharing it, especially if your answer is the same as mine. They may start with leading questions and statements like “are they sleeping through the night” […]

It’s Summer…Almost! Time to make Non-Toxic Sunscreen

I’ve been asked a number of times about the sunscreen that I make. I was reminded of this today when my cheeks actually got a little pink from being outside at high noon. Not complaining…it was a loooooooooooooong winter in Maine this year. Like debating whether to sell it all and live in an RV in […]

TMI Alert: The Delivery

In my last blog post, I told you all how I planned my birth to go. Of course it didn’t go like that. For starters, my playlists I labored (pun intended) so hard over, didn’t get played till long after the birth. And yes I had two of them, labor upbeat and labor slow, both on […]

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