It takes a villiage...
Hello, My name is Debbie. I am a mother of three beautiful little girls, 11 year old twins and a 12 year old. Sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back 11 years when I had three children under 18 months. If I had only known then what I know now. Life seemed to be so hectic. There was always someone to care for and very little time to enjoy anything. With three small babies and a husband who worked incredible hours (which seems to be the story for many new families these days), I was the only care provider in my home. With little to no support all the responsibilities laid on my tired little shoulders.
I truly felt that I had to be supermom. There was always a little person needing to be fed, changed and loved. And the never ending chores that seemed to be piling up around me kept getting bigger and bigger. I look back at that time and wish I had the network of moms that we now have on the big World Wide Web. Only 11 years ago, internet was still dial up and online surfing was a luxury not the necessity that it is today. I love that parents can mingle, network and find support without even leaving their homes. Something I wish I had when my girls were tiny. As a mother of three children and a Baby Parenting Coach, I understand the challenges new parents face every day.
From bringing home your new baby to interacting with your toddler, every new age has its new challenges. And just when you think its about to get better, it just gets different! I have a dedicated passion for helping and supporting other new parents. Let me answer the questions that I wish I had asked 12 years ago. Everything from bathing and feeding your new baby to encouraging great sleep habits and using sign language as a great way to promote infant and toddler speech. After all, its really does take a village to raise a baby!
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