How I Stop Temper TantrumsÂ (this trick still works very, very often!)
The Case for WaitingÂ (to find out the baby’s sex)
Side note: Â As we approach her one year birthday, we are still breastfeeding champs. Â I have no plans to stop anytime soon. Â I had a pretty rough experience with breastfeeding, pumping, and eventually switching to formula with Henry. Looking back, the transition to motherhood was hard for me (although I couldn’t really pinpoint that at the time). Â I felt an immense amount of pressureÂ to be the “perfect” mom in all sorts of ways. Â That mentality sabotaged my breastfeeding efforts with Henry. Â With Claire, I tried hard to accept the steep learning curve of breastfeeding, minimized stress, and took a metaphorical chill pill when it came to the rest of my life. Â I gave myself permission to stop breastfeeding at any point and (ironically) that helped me continue. Â This was a huge factor in having a successful breastfeeding relationship with Claire. Â For anyone who wants to breastfeed subsequent children but struggled with it initially, please know that it can be completely different from child to child. Â It has been different for me, and it is such a blessing – I am very thankful for our breastfeeding relationship.
What’s your #1 pregnancy, baby, or toddler tip?