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The idea for OldMomNewBaby came as a tongue-in-cheek joke when I went to my first prenatal appointment and was promptly told I was a “geriatric mother”. I found it hilarious. But now that wee bear is 6 months old, she won’t be a new baby much longer… and though I will remain old (ha!) the joke has run its course. read more

She Asked Me What I’d Been Dreading

As I sat, yet again, trying to put my 5 month old down for a nap that was at least two hours overdue, she asked me the question I’d been dreading for years:

“Mama, why don’t you ever go swimming?”

Aw, crap.

My 9 year old has been looking forward to her first swim of the season with an excitement one might reserve for a visit to DisneyWorld. Her dad is taking her tomorrow afternoon and she’s been counting down the days. read more

Why Your Baby Hates You

Baby finally starts to settle into a decent sleep routine…and then suddenly, wham! They’re up every hour.

Baby finally starts to become predictable in their feeding schedule…and then suddenly, wham! They’re feeding every hour.

Just when you think you’re finally over the hump or turning a corner, your baby becomes a whiny, clingy, drooly, fussy mess again. What gives? read more

The Real Reason I’m Doing Videos Now, Too…

It’s taken 4 1/2 months, but I’m finally on YouTube as well (not counting the product preview we did of the JJ Cole Car Seat Cover we got for Tator Tot).

I love writing…it’s how I make sense of the world, it’s how I share my story. And I’m a storyteller at heart.

Sharing my experiences has always been important to me, because I know how it feels to THINK you’re alone in what you’re experiencing…and I know how important connection is. read more