My Second Baby: What I’ll Do Differently

My Second Baby: What I’ll Do Differently

It is amazing how I can hardly remember the newborn days, which were really not that long ago. Our minds must block out those tough times and only allow us to remember the tender moments to make us want to do this again. And it worked, I’m pregnant with my second baby and am due a week before my son’s second birthday. 

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Must-have relationship conversations before your baby is born

Must-have relationship conversations before your baby is born

As we've mentioned in posts such as No Time For Your Husband After Baby Arrives, new moms often tell the moms-to-be in Boot Camp that your baby’s constant need for attention can emotionally and physically tear your relationship apart, especially if you don’t know what to expect and don't plan accordingly.

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10 Tips to Soothe Your Crying Baby

10 Tips to Soothe Your Crying Baby

Imagine your baby’s been fed, burped, diaper changed, and rested, yet her tears keep coming … An inconsolable baby is heartbreaking to hear, and it can create some serious hand-wringing for new parents.

Babies cry for all kinds of reasons, so whether it’s fatigue, overstimulation or colic, here are some tips for soothing your baby’s tears. 

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Dads Can Get Depression Post-Baby, Too

Dads Can Get Depression Post-Baby, Too

In the last decade, much progress has been made to bring maternal postpartum mood disorders further into the light, but what about paternal disorders?

On average, 10% of new fathers experience paternal postnatal depression (PPND), though some studies show that number reaches up to 25%. The stats vary widely, because research on paternal disorders is still relatively new, but the fact is: fathers definitely suffer from it, and it often goes unnoticed.

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Why Taking Care of Yourself Makes You a Great Mom

Why Taking Care of Yourself Makes You a Great Mom

Every mom wants to do her very best and know that her child feels loved and happy and secure. As moms, the stakes feel really high. Really high, and that’s mainly because we’re raising humans, so there aren’t any do-overs. Lots of do-betters, but no do-overs. And with all that pressure to succeed, we put absolutely everything into our child for the sake of being a good mom.

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