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My wife’s maternity leave is almost over. It’s been mostly a stress-free first few months as we’ve adjusted to being a family of four. My oldest child has been great with the transition to big brother. He’s super sweet...
After months of personal debate and conflict, I want to use this incredible platform at Madison Mom’s Blog to share my story in case even one reader might be in the same shoes at some point in their own...
I had an unrealistic idea of motherhood before I had my sweet girl 3 years ago. I envisioned quiet nights rocking her to sleep gently and laying her down in her picture perfect Pottery Barn crib. I dreamed of...
Because I can't be the only one. They say hindsight is 20/20. I remember when I had my first baby, and I felt like a flailing mess. Now when I look back at that time, I see a mom who...
Oh the milestones. They make all the sweat, tears, and other assorted bodily fluids worthwhile. Like the first time my Little One rolled over. And when she started to crawl. Then there was her first diaper blow-out, so cute! And who...
Becoming a new mom is one of the most beautiful and exciting times in a woman's life, and it can also feel like you are entering a whole new world full of new beginnings. Before we become parents, we envision...
Dear Baby, Tonight, at just a hair past seven o’clock on this last day of the year, you completed your first full revolution around the sun. It goes without saying that a lot has happened since the dawn of time in our...
From the moment you find out your pregnant, carefully choosing your team of care providers is one of the most important decisions you will be faced. Fortunately in the Madison area we have some great options - one of...
Last month, yet another sleep study came out. Every time I read an article on getting better sleep, I can’t decide if I should roll my eyes, laugh, or cry. I mean, really. Do they not know that the...

To the Sleep Deprived Mom

I know what you are thinking. How in the world did no one tell you about this? I mean, of course you expected to get less sleep once you became a parent. You weren't living under a rock. And...
Quick poll – during pregnancy, did you actually feel “connected” to your baby? Have you perused adorable baby bump photos, jealously? I’ll have to admit that I did. It was easy for me to feel like everyone else had...
Prematurity (an adjective) is defined as occurring, arriving, or done too soon. And when referring to infants it is any baby who is born before 37 weeks of gestation. As a mother going into premature labor, it can feel helpless and scary. You might experience fear...

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