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Since Everyone Else Does a Cry-It-Out Post….Here’s Mine

Eleanor just turned 5 months old.  Which means the conversation around “sleep-training” and “cry-it-out” methods is well underway in the mama groups I follow.  While I’m admittedly anti-CIO, that’s not really the point of this post.  Instead I want to address the pressure that many parents feel to use CIO…


Give Me a Break

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and by a while, I’m pretty sure it’s been months. (Thanks, Meredith, for carrying on without me!). Part of the reason I disappeared was because I changed jobs after five years at my previous job, and my new job isn’t nearly as…


“Is She a Good Baby??”

I’ve had several people pose the question – “Is she a good baby?” – when meeting Eleanor for the first time. Now, I know these people are well intentioned and don’t imagine I’d give any answer but “yes.” However, I have to say the phrase gives me pause; the English…