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Tweet I keep a copy of “Song for a Fifth Child” saved to my phone for times when I feel overwhelmed by parenthood.   Song for a Fifth Child Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth! Empty the dustpan, poison the moth, Hang out the washing and butter the bread, Sew on a button and make up a bed. Where is the mother...

Tweet The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper was a lifesaver when my babies were small and tops my list of newborn must-haves.  Soothe, nap or play! The Rock ‘n Play is perfect for newborns because it’s extra deep with a structured insert that surrounds baby in comfort and makes them feel secure. The rocker is manual,...

Tweet Last week was a whirlwind. I attended the Healthy Children’s: Center for Breastfeeding Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) training. Eight hours per day for 5 days culminating in a 100 question exam and 2 video practicums. The first two days were spent unlearning many of the things I thought I already knew about breastfeeding. The rest of the week was a blur of discussions about skin-to-skin, inviting babies to the “breastaurant”, latch, latch, and more latch, pumps, formula...

Tweet My son, Chase, has a wicked dairy allergy resulting in horrible eczema. He was about 4 months old when the eczema manifested itself. He had always suffered from digestive issues, which I later discovered were linked to the daily whey protein shakes that I was drinking (talk about feeling guilty!), but no abnormal skin issues to speak of. At Chase’s 4 month check up His peditrician refered us to a dermatologist. The dermatologist diagnosed Chase with eczema, impetigo, and infantile seborrheic...

Tweet Welcome to Adaptive Mom! To be a mom is to be adaptable. Here I will share my thoughts, stories, and experiences, as well as, tips and tricks for making the circus we call motherhood a bit simpler. I am a wife and mom of 2 kids, a cat, a dog, and 2 horses. By degree, I am a speech-language pathologist, but I’m blessed to be a stay at home mom for the time being.  I am also a sales executive with Essante Organics and a lactation counselor. I love staying at home with my kiddos while...