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All these parenting books are caca.

In the weeks after Baby G was born, I went on an irrational parenting book reading spree, probably because my hormones were raging and I didn’t know how to make my baby stop crying. Somewhere in this sleep deprived, sour-milk-sheets coma I ingested bits and pieces of about a dozen baby rearing books I picked…
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Why moms lie about co-sleeping

“Put the baby down on her back, in her crib, while sleepy but awake.” You’ve heard it a thousand times, right? From your pediatrician, from the pamphlets sent home with you from the hospital, from the smug parenting books you’re supposed to read while pregnant. I just want to go on the record and say…
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My first day as a stay-at-home mom

Today is my first day as a stay-at-home mom. Early this morning, my first subconscious waking thoughts were about what I might wear to work today. Typical Monday morning thoughts. Would the baby sleep in long enough for me to sneak in the shower? What would I pack for lunch? What stories am I working…
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