Nov 26 2012
Category: Family Life
What's the deal with pregnancy/baby due dates? And does it even matter? About going into labor.

When did you find out your due date? How did you find out? Did the doctor use your last menstrual cycle and the “Wheel of Pregnancy” tool to figure it out for you? Or were you 100% sure about your date of conception and use a calculator that way? Which calculator did you use? There


Tips and tricks for newborn sleep. Great advice from lots of mamas.

I’m far from a baby sleep expert. I’m on Twitter a lot in the middle of the night, while nursing or soothing awake babies (well, not Anneliese anymore, but when she was littler, yes), or just being awake while a wide-awake baby plays nearby. So I figured I’d ask my Twitter pals what their newborn


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I'm so excited about MommyCon Mini, a conference for forward-thinking natural mamas. One of my girlfriends and I are making the trip to Las Vegas in January to meet The Mommy Dialogues moms, hear Jessica (aka The Leaky Boob) and Jamie (aka The Baby Guy NYC) speak, and attend workshops about…   Baby & Toddler


How to design a baby nursery when you're sharing a room - making space for your new baby in the master bedroom.

  Designing a Baby Nursery (When You’re Sharing a Room) Before we had our first baby, Anneliese, I carefully arranged a special room just for her, even though we knew we would have her in our bedroom with us most of the time. With a 3-bedroom house, it was easy for her to have her


How to preserve your baby's routine over the holidays. Things can get crazy, especially when you're traveling and visiting family - here's how to cope with it when you have a new baby.

  Are you traveling for the holidays? The actual travel part can be really simple with a young baby, but what about when you arrive at your destination? Crazy, demanding schedules and overenthusiastic friends and relatives may attempt to derail your routine, but there are a few things you can do to help. Stay Flexible


The 3 S's of preparing your dog to meet your new baby. These are great tips - pin if you're pregnant.

  3 S’s of Preparing your Dog for Your New Baby Really, this should be “How I prepared my dog for our first baby”… I don’t know your dog. I only know mine. So this is what we did. Support curiosity – Zora was very curious about the new baby things that started coming into


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One simple but super-fun fall craft you can do with your kids is pumpkin painting! This isn't something that takes a lot of prep or clean-up, but it's super-fun and will give you dcorations to use all month. Unlike carved pumpkins which will rot pretty quickly, painted pumpkins “keep” for a long time. You can


Long-distance travel with a newborn or baby - how to do it and what you actually need to bring. No frills.

  What do you need to know about traveling with a baby? I mean a little baby, not an older one. And not a toddler. Well… The first few months, you might notice your baby loves the car seat or hates it. If you have a “loves the car seat” baby, that’s great! Bring on


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When I became pregnant with Joey, Anneliese was just under a year old. I knew she couldn’t possibly understand what was really happening, and what was going to change with our family in just a few months, but I did my best to prepare her for his arrival. Considering that upon seeing him the first


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Part of why the “twos” can be so “terrible” is because these quick-growing toddlers are starting to realize they're their own person, and they want autonomy. It's almost as if they're saying… Don't TELL me to wear that blue dress. I want to wear a green shirt with a yellow tutu! And I want two


Don't call me a single mom - why being a mother with a deployed husband is not the same as doing it all on your own. Military mamas know what I'm talking about.

I know that people mean well with these comments… I don’t know how you do it all! It must be so hard to be a single mom of two young kids. Wow, I bet you really miss your husband. Being a single mom is so tough! You do such a good job with your kids,


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Anneliese has a basket of little wooden vehicles from her Christmas stocking (from Target last winter), and while she would play with them, there wasn't a lot of pretending going on. Just pushing cars. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But she would look at me and my husband like we were crazy if



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