Favorite Baby Posts of 2016 // Real Talk

This year I got to do a lot of writing about my new role as a mom, and some of these posts were my most clicked on. Looking back, I wrote these from a confident place where it felt like what we were doing was working and might work for someone else, too. 

In each new phase of growth with a baby, I'm realizing more and more that I don't have all the answers. It's not even that I don't have all the answers just because I'm a first-time mom. Even if I have 13 kids (and there's no way that's happening), I still won't have all the answers. Each kid is different. Each baby is different. 

Over the past year, I've found myself googling "how to get a ten month old to sleep at night" and "how to night wean" in moments of desperation when it felt like Aiden, who slept 6-7 hours straight at night as a newborn was never going to sleep that long again. Even when we tried different methods, it still felt like it would never work.  

Even though I wrote some of these with a self-assuredness that I've traded for a dose of humility, I still hope that some of these might give you a starting place if you're not sure what to do. I certainly am no expert, but maybe these Baby Tips series could either 1) give you some new ideas or 2) give you a laugh at what a confident first-time mom felt was worth recommending. 😉 

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