Author Archive | Anna Julien

Swaddling Baby – Part III

In my last post, I discussed Alexa’s sleeping habits during weeks 6 – 11. As with most new parents, we thought we cracked the ‘baby code’ when she fell into a consistent and predictable sleep pattern. Well, you knew it couldn’t be that easy right? The minute we thought we had figured it out, everything changes and […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day provides us all with the great opportunity to show our appreciation for the special men in our lives. Father’s Day will always be special, but my husband will be celebrating for the first time, so I want to get this right or as right as I can with a 3-month-old baby in the house! […]

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Swaddling Baby – Part II

In my last post, I wrote a little about the reason behind swaddling and how my husband and I were finding our way through the swaddles and chaos of life with a newborn. I purposely left off at the six-week mark because that was when we were introduced to the Miracle Blanket and our frustrations with […]

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Swaddling Baby – Part I

Swaddling is a hot topic of discussion amongst new parents; we chat about what products we use, whose baby loves it, whose baby hates it, and when we stopped using them all together. I think if all new parents wore badges, similar to Girl/Boy Scouts, we would all wear the swaddling badge with an extra […]

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Are We Really a Nation of Wimps?

An article from Psychology Today, entitled  A Nation of Wimps is making the rounds on several social media sites and being a new parent, I figured it was worth reading to understand the reasoning behind the title. The article, which was originally written in 2004, certainly makes some valid points regarding the social effects on children of […]

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Tips on How to Choose a Pediatrician

When deciding on a pediatrician for your child, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. First and foremost, do some initial research or ask for recommendations from local family and friends to see what options are available, in doing so, you might find there is only one pediatrician within a reasonable distance […]

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