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!
Breastfeeding is HARD. Who ever let us believe it is easy? This post tells my struggles with breastfeeding, which are normal to have. I was not prepared. A lactation consultant was not able to help us. I eventually switched to exclusively pumping (EP'ing), and then formula when my milk ultimately dried up. Thank goodness someone invented formula so that little babies survive when they have no breast milk to drink! It is time to stop bottle shaming women who are not able to breastfeed.