To my fellow mothers of high needs babies. I know it often feels like we have drawn the short straw. You look around and see babies who are sleeping through the night (while yours wakes 5+ times a night at 8 months old), babies who sit placidly while their mothers engage in conversation (as yours never. … Continue reading To the Mothers of High Needs Babies
Does an Education Equal Unhappiness for Mothers?
Today's mothers are more educated than ever before. This is no doubt an advantage for the little ones that we are raising, but it might not be so beneficial for our own well-being as mothers. A mother’s level of education is known to influence the way that she parents – mothers who are more educated … Continue reading Does an Education Equal Unhappiness for Mothers?
Sleep Like a Husband
This meme came across my Facebook the other day and it made me laugh because it is SO true! First of all, I don't know why people use the phrase “sleep like a baby” to imply good sleep. Oh really, you slept like a baby – so you were unable to fall asleep on your … Continue reading Sleep Like a Husband
The Mother Who Knew Too Much
For a good number of years I spent my time intensely studying child development - what's normal, what's abnormal, and how parents can help or hinder development. It would seem that I would thusly be very well prepared to raise a child of my own, as I am considered an “expert” in the academic field … Continue reading The Mother Who Knew Too Much