A gentle transition to motherhood

Posts made in July, 2014

The Happiest, Sappiest, Crappiest Place on Earth

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Having kids is a bit like living in Disneyland. Disney lovers everywhere who don’t have kids yet are screaming, “sign me up!” and parents everywhere are saying “WTF Kira?!”, but hear me out. Disneyland. It’s a magical place right? The commercials tell us so. It’s where football players want to go after they win the Super Bowl. Where children delight in fireworks, larger than life characters, fun rides and way too much sugar. Where parents are all aglow having given their young people a...

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The 80% Rule

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s 3 am. My son is swaddled and swinging in his room, the white noise machine on softly shhhhing him to sleep, a pacifier to suck on nearby. 4 out of the 5 S’s “The Happiest Baby on the Block” swears will quiet my baby in a flash. But my son is screaming. As I flip through Dr. Karp’s book for the eight hundredth time, I ask myself, “what am I doing wrong??” Flash forward a few months. I have mastered sign language. I know the signs for cat, colors,...

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