The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #31: How to Brag to Your Mom Friends

Is it possible to share your parenting triumphs with other moms, or is it only okay to bitch?

Talk to Me + a Kids’ Sleep Expert on Brian Lehrer

This Wednesday: Your chance to ask a pediatric sleep expert about your kid’s weird sleep habits!

EPISODE #22: The Mom Who Did Everything Wrong

Heather told me she did everything wrong in her first years as a mom. Judge for yourself (but don’t be too judgy).

Mamas Need Lullabies Too

We go to crazy lengths to soothe our babes. But after all of that soothing, *you* need some serious soothing, too!

Things I Tried

Have you ever had a moment when you tried every one of those five S’s (five times each, even!) and not a damn one of them worked? Don’t get me wrong, I think the shushing and all is a good place to start. The truth is, there are going to be times with most babies […]

EPISODE #15: What YOU Expect When You’re Expecting

A pregnant woman talks about the expectations of childbirth and early motherhood, and confronts her fears over giving birth to a boy.

We Can’t Stop: Escape Artist Edition

You may remember, the last time I talked about sleep, we were dealing with the complications of removing the side from Sasha’s crib and her realization that this meant she could get out of her room . . . as often as she’d like. After processing what was going on through drawings, things settled down […]

A Note on Sleep

Wow, sleep issues really bring out the commenters in full force! Thanks to everyone who offered ideas, experience, and book recommendations yesterday. I am pleased to report that last night’s bedtime was much less painful than the previous night. I will get to why I think that was true in a minute. First, a note […]