Little Man’s wail filled the hospital room as the nurse placed him in my arms. A couple hours later, he snuggled up to me to nurse for the first time.  We had our challenges, but a lip and tongue tie reversal later, he became an expert nursling. So expert that he woke every forty-five minutes to nurse. Even at night. For the first few months of his life. By his first birthday, exhaustion and co-sleeping had become part of my life. I didn’t think we’d ever stop nursing. While I loved our sweet cuddles, I reached a point where I felt emotionally and physically drained.Read More →

I’m a Type-A organized mess who always plans five steps ahead. So when Brookie was only a few months old, I started thinking about potty training. I did so much research and decided on the 3-day-potty training method. I made a list of potty training readiness signs . One problem: Brookie didn’t agree. She had no understanding of the articles I read on signs of potty training readiness. She only knew that she liked her diapers, even if she didn’t like being dirty. Around the time Brookie was eighteen months old, I found out I was pregnant with Little Man. I was certain she’d be potty trained beforeRead More →

My three-year-old is still not potty trained. Some days, I wonder if she’ll ever get there…and then, I wonder if I’m doing something wrong. After all, we cloth diapered….and she’s a girl! All the research I did states the same thing–girls potty train faster and babies in cloth diapers potty train faster. Apparently, my stubborn three-year-old didn’t get the memo.Read More →