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Ask the Mamas: Choosing a School

Ask the Mamas: Choosing a School

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

Ask the Mamas: Finding a Babysitter

Ask the Mamas: Finding a Babysitter

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com.  Mama Say What?! [...]

Going Back to Work: Melanie’s Story

Going Back to Work: Melanie’s Story

Position: Clinical Research Professional for cancer trials Length of Time Off: One year of maternity leave Position Status: full-time Returning to work is one of the hardest things a parent can do. After Owen was born, I was lucky to be able to stay home for a full year. Of course, those first few months [...]

10 Tips for Bottle-feeding a Breastfed Baby

10 Tips for Bottle-feeding a Breastfed Baby

All too often I go in to a doctor appointment or partake in a survey related to my child-rearing processes and get asked the question: “Is your baby breast-fed or bottle-fed?” My response is always the same, “Well, both… he doesn’t get formula if that’s what you’re asking.” Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding are not necessarily two [...]

Finding a Reliable Sitter

Finding a Reliable Sitter

As a single mama, ‘me’ time is difficult to come by, but very important. Over the last year I have thankfully found a group of very reliable sitters who I trust my son with completely. I ran trials with multiple sitters, and finally narrowed my group of trusted sitters down to four. The following are [...]

Our Last Weekday Nap

Our Last Weekday Nap

I wrote this poem while laying in bed, snuggling with my four month old while he was napping. My heart was heavy. I was going to go back to work the following week, and he was going to start at daycare full time. He is my second child, but it was not easier sending him [...]

Tips For Being A Good Daycare Parent

Tips For Being A Good Daycare Parent

I’ve seen many, many articles and blogs about how to find a good daycare provider and what questions to ask when looking for one. We’ve even provided a list of questions here. However, I haven’t seen anything on how to KEEP a good provider once you find them. Having worked in the childcare field for [...]

Ask the Mamas: What Do I Ask A New Daycare Provider?

Ask the Mamas: What Do I Ask A New Daycare Provider?

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. MSW reader Lisa [...]

Going Back to Work: Corey’s Story

Going Back to Work: Corey’s Story

My Position: Developmental specialist at Children’s Hospital in CO Length of Time Off: Six weeks Position Status: Full-time (although I returned part-time for the first four weeks) For as long as I can remember, I have been as career-focused as they come. My little man was a surprise, and at first I was actually a [...]