Parenting advice you can actually use.

Parenting advice you can actually use.

There is something about being pregnant or having a new baby that seems to serve as an open invitation for parenting advice.  There is no doubt that the most universal parenting advice I hear is to "sleep when the baby sleeps."  This actually IS good advice, since newborns do sleep a lot. You would definitely get a decent amount of (broken) rest if you always chose to sleep when your little one did.  But...  

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Escaping the Holiday Judgment.

Escaping the Holiday Judgment.

Walking into your Holiday gathering you feel excited, anticipatory.  The warm glow of roaring fireplace is calling to you.  A table bedecked with the Holiday china is spread with all of your favorite dishes.  You grab a small plate of appetizers and a cold beverage and begin catching up with your favorite Aunt from across the country.  You exchange the normal pleasantries and then the conversation takes a turn.  She makes a comment that catches you by surprise.  Suddenly you feel criticized.  Judged.  Less than.  Like you are making terrible mistakes with your life.  

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