Mummy Madness

I got married and had two children all in 3 years. My son, also my first child, was born with a health condition that required surgery and we spent our first 6 weeks of parenthood in a NICU at a children’s hospital. It was the most difficult time of my life. Even after he came home I struggled with anxiety, depression, fear and anger. I turned to writing and my words slowly allowed me to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself into. I was forever changed. I began to realize that I had the ability to help others who were struggling with their journey in parenthood. As parents, we all have moments where we aren't sure what we are doing. I continue to write and share my experiences in hopes that I can help part the clouds for someone who is struggling.




Why are we making parenting so complicated?

Parenting is hard. I get it. I’m the mother of two. I have had my share of worries and stresses. I have had internal battles with myself because I let my baby watch Baby Einstein before the age of two. I have lost sleep over the fact that my husband and I have argued in front of our kids. I have felt the guilt creep in as I have placed an order for two Happy Meals at McDonalds, making myself feel better because my children ordered...

January 30, 2017 Read Blog


Ask a Sleep Expert: 6 Month Sleep Regression

Q: “My 6 month old normally sleeps 6:00pm - 7:00am but has been waking around 5:00am some mornings as I think she's going through some major milestones. I just leave her to fall back asleep but sometimes she cries for like 30 minutes to 1 hour before she falls back asleep. What is the best way to respond to these early mornings? I feel like if I go in she will just be more upset and less likely to fall asleep on her own.”   A:...

January 26, 2017 Read Blog


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January 25, 2017 Read Blog


One Foul Swoop

How is it that everything I was holding onto to keep my little girls ‘babies’ could be gone in one foul swoop? We talked up giving their soothers to Santa’s baby reindeer for six months…half of a year! And within two nights they weren’t even mentioned! Almost four-years of having something that they relied on night after night was over in 48-hours. How is that even possible? And that was just the beginning! That same week they...

January 25, 2017 Read Blog


Soothers

Soothers were something that we never had a choice on. With our girls being born two months prematurely and without mature sucking skills (babies need to have a suck that is both coordinated and strong to be able to feed from breast or bottle) they were given soothers as soon as they entered the NICU. My husband and I were fine with it, I always figured that whatever made them happy is what we would go with. I sucked my thumb as a baby so I...

January 18, 2017 Read Blog




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