I’m Ready, Mama

Yes, Katie is four. She sleeps in a double bed in her room, and I sleep with her. I’ve heard all of the co-sleeping criticisms multiple times. I’ve been told over and over that I’ve ruined her ability to sleep.

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Is it time to take my own advice?

Way back in November 2011, I wrote a post called In Defense of Nail Biters.  At the end of the article, I gave the following advice to parents whose kids bite their nails: If you have a kid who bites his or her nails, please just leave them alone and let them grow out of…

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Mamas at Work: A New Online Magazine for Working Moms

I’ve been working on a secret project and I’m so excited to finally be able to let you all in on it!  My friend, Cindy, and I are starting a new blog/online magazine that’s going to go live in a week or so. It’s a blog about our experiences as full time working away from…

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No, really. I’m sleep deprived.

It is amazing how completely different my two girls are.  Their personalities, their likes and dislikes, and their habits. Right now those differences are most apparent in the realm of sleep.  Gabi was such an easy sleeper.  She had her moments.  Like with all babies, sleep comes and goes.  In retrospect, it was predictably cyclical,…

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Confessions of a Bad Mother

I am feeling like a horrible mother right now.  I have no patience with Gabi and it seems like all we do is butt heads.  Over everything. Let me start by stating unequivocally that we are a no-spank household.  We try to be a no shouting household, too, but I’m pretty much failing at that.…

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Stopping to Listen

Welcome to the February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Essentials This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared the parenting essentials that they could not live without. Please read to the end to find a list…

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