Release the "mommy guilt," cut yourself some slack and take a little "me" time. I'm hoping to combine a cup of fact, and sprinkle in just enough of my own experience along with a dash of my failures to help you see that no matter the recipe you are a better mother than you give yourself credit for! If you have come looking for perfect punctuation and spelling, well then you are in the wrong place. In fact I am totally one of those people who use punctuation as an accessory. Ya know? Like hair bows.

If you need REAL advice from REAL working and stay at home mom's on pregnancy, childbirth and everything from the newborn to teenage year's. You have come to the right place! Sit back, relax, contribute your comments and......don't forget to take time to smell the baby lotion.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Period of Purple Crying....

This is a crying period that can make a mama (or papa) down right crazy.

It's so awesome when your baby starts to smile and coo. But what about when it cries for 4 or 5 hours straight? What happens when you start feeling frustrated and you just want the baby to quit crying?

It's not uncommon for infants to go through periods of unhappiness. Sometimes I think it's training for us parents for later in life. Patience training. You know, for the toddler years, teenage years and beyond. :) But seriously, have you heard the phrase, "knowing is half the battle"? Alright, some of us are older than others. For you young ones I'm pretty sure that phrase was from like School House Rock or something. Idk. I digress.......One of the best pieces of advice for as to how to deal with your colicky infant is to have a plan in place before it happens. The people with the tips and to help you plan is the NCSBS. The National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrom. There are article after article and tons of tips as to what is normal crying and what is normal for you to do. There are also even tips for dad's! Check out and

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