Parenting With Heart

Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out

(I originally wrote this in 2018, but updated it today because it's 2020 and us moms need all the solidarity right now.) You are not alone. It's okay that your baby doesn't self soothe. It's okay that your baby isn't independent. It's okay that your baby needs you to fall asleep and even to stay… Continue reading Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out

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Babywearing + My Fave Carriers

After baby number three, I realized the only way to accomplish anything on my to-do list and keep my baby content is by babywearing. But I've also realized there is a bit of a learning curve, and it's not always as easy as some moms make it look.
I am by no means a babywearing expert, but I'm a mom who loves babywearing and I hope that sharing my experiences will help other moms enjoy it as I much as I do.
Here are some tips that helped me figure out babywearing:

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I Breastfeed in Public (and Why Most People Don’t Care)

I am breastfeeding in public as I write this- in my two-piece bathing suit at an indoor water park. My family and I are spending the day here at Great Wolf Lodge enjoying some fun and family time, poolside. My two older kids are running around, going down all the water slides, and now my… Continue reading I Breastfeed in Public (and Why Most People Don’t Care)

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5 Reasons I Said NO To Sleep Training

My baby is 13-months-old and still does not sleep through the night. Some nights he wakes up only once or twice, other nights he wakes up about 50 bazillion times. Yes, I am tired - SO tired. But who isn't tired? I don't think I've ever talked to another parent, or another working adult for… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Said NO To Sleep Training