Mortality never bothered me until I had my child.
I was finishing up the 4 am routine when it hit me. The day my son needs me the most, I won't be there for him. Because it will be the day I die. I won't be able to comfort him. I can't hold him and tell him he will be ok. I won't be able to take his pain away. I will just be gone. And that realization cuts me deeper than anything else. One day I will leave my boy. It doesn't matter if he's grown. I'm still going to leave my baby. I will write him a letter to open when that day comes, because that's all I can really do for him.
On the third episode of our podcast, That New Mom Life, reproductive psychiatrist and Parents advisor @Alexandra_Sacks, M.D. speaks candidly about the rollercoaster of emotions you can experience after welcoming a baby. Listen HERE: https://t.co/LND1nOWWfv https://t.co/OiPCU5WdIf
I got to sleep last night!!
My baby girl just slept through the night last night!! She’s almost 6 months!! She’s done it before, but only a couple of times and it’s been soooo long since the last time she did it! I got such good sleep last night!!
How do you afford preschool?
I have a two year old and a new baby. What did you do when one kid was ready for preschool but the other stayed home? Or did you wait to put both in preschool at the same time? And what did you do for childcare when preschool is only 2-3 hours a day for a few days a week? Do people seriously pay for a full time nanny and pay to put their other kid in school for a few hours a week? I feel like childcare and schooling doesn’t make any sense for working parents in this country. 🙁
How often are you buying your kids toys?
I have 2 kids aged 3 & 5 and a newborn. I also live in a very cold weather area meaning weve been stuck indoors during covid for the past 5-6 months. They get very bored being indoors all day everyday. We do go outside sometimes , but being as small as they are they arent a huge fan of the frigid temperatures. They both love it if i spontaneously take them to Five Below to buy a random toy, which usually happens once a week, is this excessive? Honestly, im just trying to find something...anything to keep their spirits up. Thoughts?
Signing is a great way to help your baby communicate with you before she’s able to talk https://t.co/rX2H9X8jza
The affected books include "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo," among others. https://t.co/rB7uPlbYj0
Emptying the dishwasher is my least favorite chore. I'll do it, but I hate it. Lately, I've noticed that my husband has been making a point to empty it for me. It's been wonderful to have that chore disappear from my list. But it feels even better to be heard a & respected.