Already Exhausted by a 15-Month-Old’s Behavior

January 29, 2019

In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a parent who’s struggling with how to start setting limits with her 15-month-old. She says she wants to “parent with respect, with a gentle approach and natural consequences,” but her daughter’s constant testing has her feeling exhausted. “And I know the hard stuff is only beginning!” This mom suspects she should have started establishing limits when her daughter was younger, but…


The Best 5 Organic Infant Formula Choices

December 12, 2018

You hear it all the time, people saying “breast is best.” And yes, they are absolutely right. There is nothing more beneficial, more nutrient-filled, more customized, more nourishing, more filling, and healthier for your baby than breastmilk. However, there are some cases where moms of newborns are not able to or do not want to breastfeed their child. Everyone’s body and circumstances are different, and sometimes supplementation is absolutely the…


10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having Twins

November 26, 2018

When I found out that I was pregnant with twins, I knew that I was going to have my work cut out for me. But there are things about being a mother to multiples that no one ever tells you about… 1. The negativity that surrounds twins… There has not been a time that I have not heard “double trouble” when I have been out and about with my twins….


How To Help New Parents

November 24, 2018

Last summer, on Facebook, I saw a photo of a sign some new parents made after having a baby, in which they demanded help around the house in return for time with their newborn. I wrote a post about it. I shared it on Instagram. People were divided. Some, myself included, felt the sign was presumptuous, pretentious, obnoxious, and at the very least, tacky. Others felt that in a world…


This Woman Noticed Something Weird On Her Fitbit, And It Came As A Huge Surprise

June 22, 2018

Fitbits are wonderful tools that tell you things like how many steps you’ve taken in a day, how many calories you’ve burned, and what your heart rate is. Some of them can even give you information about your sleep patterns. They were designed with health in mind. But what one couple discovered through their Fitbit was bizarre. Through this piece of technology, they learned that they were expecting their first…


Baby Clings To Life After Violent Parental Attack When He Wouldn’t Stop Crying

June 17, 2018

All parents know that crying is part of the territory when you have a baby. Babies’ cries have developed to let parents know that something is wrong. Whether that’s a full diaper, needing to be fed, or just feeling bad, good parental instincts typically kick in right away to solve the problem. In Wentzville, Missouri, however, police are dealing with one of the most horrific cases of child abuse they’ve…


She Sleeps With 3 Of Her 7 Children — Is Attachment Parenting Taking It Too Far?

May 30, 2018

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Do you remember crawling into bed with your parents when you were young? If so, you probably also recall them kicking you out, saying things like “you’re too big now” or “you have your own bed.” Who can blame them? Now that I’m an adult, I look forward to getting into bed every night. It’s soft, comfortable, serene, and most of all, mine. Having to share…