My name is Shannon, and I am the genius behind Baby Shmizz. I am a full-time mommy to my son Jack, (oh yeah, and I have another job too, I'm a Physician Assistant working in Emergency Medicine) and MILF to my pastry chef husband Mike. We live in our overpriced little home sweet shack just north of Boston with our quirky rescue dog, Tessie. We're a little bit crazy and a whole lotta fun, but fair warning, we don't have a filter!
I know you've all heard of them before, those mommy/parenting "rules" that you are supposed to follow. I know I felt like I had to follow all the rules in the beginning when Jack was a newborn, but shortly after I kinda said screw it and did things my way. And I kinda think he's turned out all right so far.
So here are the "rules" that I've broken, and been happy that I did.
Don't let your baby nap in your arms, he'll never nap anywhere else!
Oops. Definitely did this. I'm sorry people, but those 3 months of maternity leave are precious, and if I want to hold my sweet baby while he sleeps in my arms, then so be it, I'm gonna do it.
You have to keep on making noise when the baby is sleeping, otherwise he'll only sleep when it's quiet.
Yeah right. If you've just struggled to get your kid to sleep, trust me, you are going to be quiet as a mouse if that's what it takes to keep him sleeping.
You really should feed your kid only organic food.
Say what? Yeah, that didn't happen. I try to buy organic and all-natural when I can, but frankly, that shit is expensive and I can't afford it all the time. You know what he had for lunch today? Kraft Easy Mac with peas. And he loved it. Sometimes, you just want the kid to eat, know what I mean?
You have to ditch the pacifier at 3 months, otherwise you'll regret it.
Not in this house! We had a paci on the regular until about 10 months, and then he ditched it himself. I know this doesn't happen for everyone, and that I was damn lucky, but really, 3 months? Just when your kid is probably starting to sleep in longer stretches you are going to take away his method of self-soothing? Nope, not gonna happen.
What kind of "rules" have you broken with your kids?
Thank you for guesting Shannon!!