Enough is Enough: It is Time to Demand Paid Parental Leave

Did you know that the United States is the only developed country that has not mandated paid parental leave? In a country where there is a huge disparity between families of lower and higher socioeconomic status; this leaves millions of families with no option but to return to work soon after delivering their newborn. This lack of…

Is There Really An Issue With Sleep Training?

Good afternoon and happy Friday! =D If you are a parent who strongly agrees with nighttime parenting or sleep training, then this proposal is for you. As I was driving home from my son’s most recent doctors visit, I was overwhelmed with so many emotions after his pediatrician told me that I should consider sleep training my baby….

An Alternative to Sleep Training

Good afternoon and happy Sunday! In my most recent post, I discussed some of the reasons why my son may be awakening so frequently throughout the night. The two most common approaches that are used to address babies who awaken frequently throughout the night are sleep training and nighttime parenting. As a mother to a 9 month old…

Baby Not Sleeping Through the Night? These May Be the Reasons Why.

Good afternoon and happy Friday! As a mother to a 9 month old, I have become happily accustomed to sleepless nights. My son consistently falls asleep around 7:00 pm and awakes around 6:30 am, but he requires nighttime parenting to fall asleep and to stay asleep. After he falls asleep, he wakes up every hour…

Dear First Time Breastfeeding Mama

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday! Over the last 4 months, Breastfeeding has been one of the most wonderful experiences of mamahood. When Paul was 2 months old, I finally let go of the way I thought breastfeeding was suppose to be and embraced the reality of what it actually was. Mamas, here is my advice (based…