We set up the swing, bassinet, and all his clothes a couple of months in advance, and we taught her what was what and to whom it belonged. She caught on and learned everything so quickly!
Knowing a virus is wreaking havoc in our world is weighing heavy on pregnant women. The uncertainty makes it hard to really feel good about the future. It causes doubts about whether going back to work is a good idea or if allowing visitors in your home would harm the new baby.
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They've proved to be a comfortable and durable "all terrain" diaper. Being able to withstand the elements is another must as my baby spends many days sporting just his diaper.
As parents, we want to think our child is immune to these types of thoughts but sometimes the best thing you can do is just let him or her know you are there to talk about it, and that it's okay to ask for help.
Those green frog boots were a battle I was choosing not to fight. They were my compromise, which at times delighted me because I was letting my kid be a kid. Other times, they seemed to taunt me, as if I somehow lacked in mothering because I was being bested by a three year old.
As much as my students see themselves reflected in the main characters, I am reminded I need to be the parent and teacher who is there for them and helps see the valuable lessons in their struggles.