Fake sleeping in the same room as your kid to get them to fall asleep - I think EVERY parent has done this. Haven't you seen that viral video of the mom fake sleeping on her toddler's nursery floor, then crawling out slowly after her kid passes out? The move is pretty standard, but sadly for me my toddler has not only figured out that I am faking it, but has a strategy to get me to crack too. You can't just break formation in front of a toddler like that!!! The bed time struggle is so real right now... please tell me there are other toddler moms out there who are on the struggle bus too!
How do you prepare your dog for life with a new baby? This can be particularly difficult, especially in instances like ours where we had our dog for YEARS before having a kid, and she had limited exposure to children beforehand. My daughter is over two years old now and we are STILL working on this transition, but are doing much better than we initially were. I hope that our story helps you in your journey to get your dog to like your baby after spending a long time as your "only child".
If you are a parent in the PNW or Seattle area, an annual membership at the Woodland Park Zoo is an amazing decision! The membership is extremely affordable and pays for itself in only a few visits. Even if you do not live directly in the city of Seattle, weekdays are a perfect time to visit with ample parking and minimal lines. I absolutely suggest a Woodland Park Zoo membership to any PNW families!
Etiquette for visiting the brand new mom and dad, either in the hospital or at home. Becoming a parent is overwhelming, and many family members and friends are so excited to see the new baby that they forget to treat the new mom and dad with respect. A few tips on setting boundaries and being polite during your first visits with the new parents!