Archive for the Dr. Sears Tag

Stuff We Love: Books for Parents

In case you missed my gushing in like 25 previous posts and Tweets, we are expecting a new nephew in January. My sister has been the beneficiary of bag upon ban and bin upon bin of (crap) stuff Mac has outgrown.  So she has A. LOT. of stuff already.  However, this is her first child and there will be a
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My Love Affair Continues. . .

I know I’m beating a dead horse but I can’t say enough how much I still love our Sleepy Wrap baby carrier. Yes.  I realize Mac isn’t so much a baby any longer. . .but we’re still in love with it. Granted, it doesn’t see nearly the action it did when he was younger but I find it’s always good
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It’s Happening!! I Can’t Believe It’s Actually Happening!!

No. . .not as it relates to my rotting eggs. . .Well, at least not yet. . .Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful comments by the way. . .You guys are very sweet!   Now that I’ve gotten you all cranked up about possible baby news, let me assure you I still find what I’m about to tell
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Is It Possible to Baby-Proof My Judgment?

I think we all know by now, my parenting expertise has been gleaned from Dr. Sears, keeping a few domesticated animals alive, and perhaps occasionally The Deadliest Catch. The first 6, 8, 10 months with the kid haven’t been too taxing despite my cluelessness.  Mac has a generally pleasant demeanor and I’ve been able to essentially indulge his every need
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I’m Feeling Supremely Smug

At least for a few minutes. . . You might recall in a previous post I was discussing our Pediatrician’s advice.  She sternly admonished me that by changing or feeding Mac during the night I was creating poor sleep habits. She. Was. Dead. Wrong. Of late, he’s been sleeping through the night.  In fact last night he slept from 9:30
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The Endless Night. . .

So we’re back to multiple nights of crappy sleep up in this joint.  Unfortunately it’s not because Chris and I are whooping it up.  It’s because Huggy Bear seems wholly incapable of sleeping for more than 3 hours without screaming his adorable, annoying little head off. Nothing seems to be working.  We have tried everything we can think of to
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Crying it Out Revisited. . .

Yesterday morning at the crack of dawn I sleepily checked my Twitter feed while simultaneously feeding the Butterball.  That’s when I noticed a link to the Scary Mommy Blog.  The link was for a guest post and it was about crying it out. AKA CIO to those less experienced Mom’s like me.  Seems silly that something like getting a kid
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Who the Hell Wants to Sleep in a Cage?

Our dogs used to like it. . .Does our kid has other ideas? Last night was shaping up to be another banner night around here.  Mac was a perfect angel most of the day.  About 9:30 he started ramping up. I started to feel pretty frapping anxious myself.  I was exhausted and just wasn’t confident I could deal with another
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Colossal Mind Fuck

There’s a couple of things you figure out pretty quickly as a new parent.  Top of the list?  No one can fully prepare you for what a colossal mind fuck it is.  Kids will screw with you long before they even realize it’s delightful to do so. I’ve mentioned before Huggy Bear’s sleeping habits have deteriorated.  We’ve reached a new
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Is “No Cry” Making Baby Spoiled and Mommy Nuts?

I just want to finish folding the gawddamned laundry already! Or my dinner.  Or a thought. Our son is about 13 weeks old. Generally he’s quiet and cuddly and mild-mannered – a fair-haired, chubby, smiley little prince. With every generalization there are exceptions. . .And when he’s behaving exceptionally, things in this joint can deteriorate into a shit show rapidly.
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