The truth is that parenting can be lonely…even for us married ladies. I sat at my table tonight eating dinner alone, again, as my husband had tagged me out and took over trying to get our daughter to bed. I kept her up so he could see her when he got home, so she was overtired and fighting sleep hard. I had waited to eat so that we could eat together for once as he often has school or work in the evening.

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Bonding with baby

Having an infant can be overwhelming. In the early days it can seem baffling to find things to do with this tiny little person who is completely dependent upon you. Here are great ways to entertain and bond with your baby.

Family Showers

Family showers can be a life saver in the early days when you wonder if you’ll ever get to shower again. Mom, Dad, & baby can all shower together so you’ll get some much needed time with your spouse and a nice shower.

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Nursing your baby can look like this








….but more often it looks like this





The reality is that breastfeeding is 10% sweet and 90% crazy, at least for me. Real breastfeeding is:



Titty Twisting



Popping off to stare around and expose you…then yelling at you because the boob is gone

Nipple damage

Biting (come one do they really need teeth this young?!)

Acrobatic nursing

Baby testing how far your nipples can stretch

Feeling absolutely touched out

Wondering if your breasts will ever be sexual objects again

Wondering if your breasts will ever stop being this strange shape

It’s pumping at work to keep up supply

It’s dealing with hot nursing covers

It’s nursing in strange places to get a little privacy

Why on Earth do we do it then?

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I can’t believe how fast 6 months has gone by or the profound change that has taken place in my life.

I’ve gone from a scared young woman holding a wriggling mass on her chest and wondering how she was going to care for it to what I always swore I didn’t want to be, a stay at home mom, trying desperately to stay at home and enjoy these fleeting moments of babydom.

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How the five love languages can help strengthen your marriage after baby

My husband recently asked me to retake the 5 Love Languages quiz. My primary has always been quality time and his was physical touch. But as any new parents know, those are both in short supply when your day is run by a 6 month old dictatress. So, he asked that we check in on what our secondary love language in an effort to find out how we could show each other love in a season where our primaries have to take a back seat.

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