Tweet With our 1st child I spent hours in the kitchen each week preparing, cooking, and pureeing baby food, then freezing it in ice cube trays or small plastic containers. It was exhausting, messy, and required a lot of cleanup. On occasion, we splurged and purchased baby food pouches. These things were a godsend! No jars or bowls to scrape or wash. Just squeeze straight into the spoon…or baby. No fuss, no muss, but at $1.50 a pop they were a luxury. By the time baby #2 was ready to try solids,...

Tweet Today marks the day my son has been in the outside world longer than he was in my belly. Yes, mommies can have separation anxiety too. Chase turned 39 weeks/9 months old at 7:19 this morning. During the 1st 9 months, a baby is 100% dependent on mom for everything and mom is able to protect every fiber of their being...

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 This whole “going organic” process has made me painfully aware of how strongly chemicals smell. Products that I’ve used to clean for years and that never bothered me, now make my nose and throat burn…baby poop ain’t got nothing on chemical stench! I’ve also become more concerned about washing off the chemicals that I touch, than I am about washing up after changing a poopie diaper. That may sound gross to you, but watch 10 Americans or The Toxic Truth...

Tweet If you are blessed to have a daughter, never take for granted the magic of a tea party. While I was pregnant with our second child, the pregnancy took such a toll on my body that I chose to resign from my job and become a full-time stay at home mom to our then 2 year old daughter. My husband and I had already planned...

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...

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