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    Top 10 Things to NEVER Say to a New Mom

    People ask and tell new Moms all kinds of things. Some are well intended, some are just plain not.  Before the verbal diarrhea leads you to say something snarky, or ask something nosey, please read this: Top 10 things to NEVER say to a new mom. 1.  “Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?” Sleep schedules and requirements vary drastically from one baby to the next.  Some babies get by with far less sleep than others.  Some babies sleep through the night from day 1, some don’t sleep more than 1 hour at a time for the first couple years of life (*ahem* I have the latter).  Besides this, babies go on…

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    Kids,  You

    11 Things Babies Don’t Need

    This is a letter to all women expecting a first baby. You may feel like you want all the baby things. Let me be the voice of reason here with 11 things babies don’t need. Dear Mom-to-be, Congratulations! You are embarking upon one of life’s greatest joys and biggest challenges: motherhood. Right now your blinders are on. You have tunnel vision. All that you see and all that you think about is…BABY! It’s amazing and overwhelming. While you have your head in the clouds, listen up for a minute. You don’t need ALL THE THINGS. Not really. You mostly just need that baby and some essentials. Here is my list…