I can’t count how many times I’ve heard “mom, mom, mom” in the last hour, let alone month. When we decided to have an only child, we assumed he’d always have plenty of interaction with other kids. We never anticipated that the three of us would be isolated in our home for months on end. This era of social distancing means that our son will not have in-person visit with another child for an undetermined amount of time.
Across the globe, parents are facing an unprecedented reality: Schools are closed, activities are cancelled and play dates are no longer an option. Many parents are also dealing with the impossible task of trying to work remotely while their kids are at home.
My husband and I had a huge fight this week.
And by fight, I mean the kind of yelling match that lingers in the air for days after, leaving everyone feeling raw, exhausted and regretful of their behaviour. The kind of fight that only happens once every few years.
Breastfeeding can be so rewarding, but the reality is that it’s also hard work and can be insanely exhausting. It seems almost impossible to get a break when you’re consistently attached to a newborn who wants to sample the buffet all day (and all night).
Choosing a name for your baby is no easy task. Do you choose something super classic and old-school, or do you go with something modern and fresh? Do you play it safe with a popular name, or take a chance with something unique? There are so many things to consider.