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Your Guide To Surviving The 4 Month Sleep Regression

The 4 month sleep regression is the first of a few that are likely to invade your baby's life over the coming year. Baby will likely experience another regression around 9 months and again around 18 months. However, the 4 month sleep regression is in a category all its own. What is so special about the 4 month sleep regression? Mental and physical milestones This is because the 4 month sleep regression is totally unique for two reasons. First, it's really a progression, not a ...
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Having A Big Family Actually Causes Less Stress

It's true! There are actual studies proving that parents with four or more children are less stressed. In fact, the kids of big families are less stressed, too! (source) So, if you are here because you are wondering how many kids you should have or if adding one more to your pack is a crazy idea, I'm gonna fill you in! I'll cover the topic like this (so you can jump to whatever you came here for): The case for a big familyWhat to consider if you want to have a big familyMy experience ...
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8 Triggers That Make You An Angry Mom

None of us want to be an angry mom. But sometimes there are triggers in our day that set us off in directions we had no intention of going. At least that's how it goes for me. I never start a day thinking I'm going to lose my cool, but sometimes it happens. And I'm not gonna lie...sometimes more than once a day. The good news...my kids always forgive me. And the better news is that I'm constantly working on understanding what pushes me over the edge so I can head it off before it ...
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Preparing For Baby In Your Third Trimester

Your mind may be so full of thoughts about labor and delivery that you haven't given much thought to preparing for baby. Or maybe baby prep has filled your thoughts with no room for anything else! Either way, there is a lot you can do to be ready for baby before she comes. And, you'll thank yourself later when you are in the haze of life with a newborn. Go Ahead And Nest The urge to nest is your body's way of encouraging you to prepare for baby. This natural desire to get everything ready ...
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The Best Bath Toys

Bath time is usually a favorite for kids. A nice warm bath to play in with some awesome bath toys makes this my kids' favorite time of the evening. They even ask for baths throughout the day! Baths have been a part of their routine since they were newborns. Daily baths have always been part of our bedtime routine. That has slowed down for my older kids as they sometimes prefer to take showers now. However, they still ask for a bath pretty regularly. I, personally, have sometimes had a ...
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