My Unsolicited Advice for New Parents

A few weeks ago I met a nice young man who is excitedly expecting a baby. I held my tongue and refrained from sharing any sort of advice, comments, or anything that may make him more stressed than he already is.

But it made me wonder. What would I tell him if he were to honestly ask for my “expert advice.”
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Today is my SITS Day!

To those of you that aren’t familiar, SITS is a huge blogging network developed to help fellow bloggers expand their community.

Since becoming a member, I have met so many great bloggers and I’ve learned some fantastic blogging tips.

They feature bloggers throughout the week and today is my day!!

If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome! I put together a few of my favorite posts below. I hope you find something of interest!

Daily Toddler Time:

Daily Toddler Time Collage

10 Things I Thought I Would Never Do Before I Became a Mom

Why Do We Let Them?

All About the Baby:

Baby Time Collage

Breastmilk: Here, There, Everywhere

You’re Having a Baby? Congratulations!


recipes collage

Easy Dessert the Kiddies Can Make
Midwestern Stromboli

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Learning How to Wean

It is here.

The time has come where I no longer have a baby boy. He is a little kid.

He no longer fits perfectly in the crook of my arms.

He has outgrown the beloved rocker in his room that we have used for nursing since the beginning. Daily use before naps, bed, in the middle of the night.

His head is no longer shielded from the wooden armrest by my arms because he’s too big. His feet push off of the other armrest because he thinks he’s funny.

rocking chair edit

As much as I have loved (and hated) our time nursing together, I feel the time has come to put away my nursing bras and actively start to wean. Continue reading