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Parenting is the hardest job I have ever had. I often wish my daughter came with an instruction manual but she sure didn’t.

I’m not saying that is what I’m going to give you but I’d love to share some of the tips and tricks that friends and family have shared with me. The more we help each other, the easier parenting can be.

Now, please remember what works for my children may not be something that will work for your. The way I parent may be completely different than the way you parent.

There is no right way, as long as the children ever healthy, loved and safe. So, please, no “my way is better than your way posts”!

As always, if you question something or want more information, you can always ask your doctor for their input.  But most importantly, do what you feel is best for your baby. Trust your gut.

There has been a couple times where I completely wonder if I’m doing something right or wrong with my girl. I’ve always been a rule follower. I mean I pulled the Emergency break in my car for years after driving school.

Even while driving an automatic because that is what I was taught in driving school as “the rule” and I’m a creature of habit.

So, to have a baby that doesn’t come with an instruction guide or rule book has been quite an interesting journey.

Sure, they make those what to expect books but I always felt like they were written for the textbook normal pregnancy and textbook normal babies.

I sure as hell didn’t have either of them. Read more about our journey here. Family, friends and doctor advice has all been helpful but in the end I have to do what I feel is best for our kids.

So, I’m going to share some information that people have passed on to me and I would love to hear any tips or tricks you know of!