Babies and Puppies: They’re Not All That Different

Babies and Puppies: They’re Not All That Different

My now-husband and I got our dog four years ago, when he was just a 12-week-old puppy. I posted a photo on Facebook of us holding our new fur baby with an ironic (and hilarious, if I do say so myself) birth announcement description. Following that were many photos of our new family member, doing various cute things, and at one point I even (half-)jokingly posted something on Facebook comparing how having a puppy must be like having a baby...

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How to Treat Diaper Rash

How to Treat Diaper Rash

Our baby started daycare at just over 7 months and we braced ourselves for the first cold we’d heard would follow within the first two weeks. Sure enough, right on cue, she started coming down with something 10 days later. On the second day of it, she just looked downright miserable – sniffling, coughing, fever – and she was pretty out of it. We thought it was the worst! That is, until the diaper rash that followed the cold...

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Items That Don’t Make Your Home Look [Too Much] Like a Daycare

Items That Don’t Make Your Home Look [Too Much] Like a Daycare

Before having a baby, my husband and I made a pact that we wouldn’t let our apartment become overrun with toys and brightly colored items. We had taken a lot of care in decorating our place, and while of course we wanted our baby to have toys she’d enjoy and items that we’d need to create a safe and fun play area for her, we didn’t want it to feel as though we were running a daycare out of our home. If we lived in a large house with a play room...

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Packing Checklist for Travel with Baby

Packing Checklist for Travel with Baby

Before getting into this packing list, I should note that I am a notorious over-packer and over-planner. I’m the type of person who tends to travel with anything I might possibly need, just in case. So this is a VERY thorough list. I first put it together when we were going on a week-long vacation by car with our 5-month-old, so I figured I might as well just bring everything (yes, the car was so full that it looked like we were moving). If we were traveling by plane or going for a shorter amount of time, or even just traveling with a slightly older baby, there are definitely items I would have gotten by without..

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I Love My Baby When She's Sleeping

I Love My Baby When She's Sleeping

Don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with my baby. She’s nearly three months old and getting more interactive by the day. I love seeing her develop a new skill, like holding her head up during tummy time or batting at the toys in her activity gym. I love having a “conversation” with her, which consists mostly of us cooing back and forth. I love reading to her and being able to hold her attention for an entire book. And more than anything, I love when she flashes me her giant toothless grin when I do something to make her laugh. Buuuut, it’s also pretty great when she’s sleeping...

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