The Ups of Downs by Cafe du Mom

Posted by curlyq on June 27, 2013 in Babies, Newborns, Pregnancy |

The Up Side of Down Syndrome Last winter, my sister in New York found out she was pregnant with her fourth child.  She was 42 years old and her husband was ten years older.  They were surprised that they were able to get pregnant, but excited about the prospect of a new baby.  My brother-in-law […]


Confessions of A Few Good Moms by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 9, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Need a laugh?, Newborns, Toddlers, Your home |

I love being a Mom. I really do! But this is hard work, man. I don’t ever get to leave work to go home. My home is my work. And there’s so much that goes into keeping my household running smoothly with one in elementary school, one in pre-school, one who is potty-training, one who […]

Keeping Your Cool When Your Baby Has Colic by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 7, 2013 in Babies, Newborns |

Although I refused to admit it at the time, a couple of my babies have been colicky. They cried incessantly in the evenings for several weeks (or was it months?). Below are a few different things I tried. You may try several before finding something that works for your baby! When your baby is really […]


Body After Baby by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 6, 2013 in Babies, Childbirth, Newborns |

So, you made it through childbirth! It may not have gone like you planned, but you did it. It’s behind you, and you have finally gotten to meet your baby!!! Bask in the glory of it for just a minute…are you basking? Okay, now lovingly look at your body. It’s going to do some bizarre-o […]


Frugal Mommy: What Gear Will My Baby Need? by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 1, 2013 in Babies, Money-saving Tips, Newborns, Pregnancy, Products we love |

I registered at Babies ‘R’ Us and Target for my 1st pregnancy. Between those two stores, they had most of what I needed within my tight budget. (If you are a boutique shopper with ample income, just focus on the items I used, not the brands.) After my 1st baby, I haven’t had a shower […]


Daily Milk Intake for Babies

Posted by curlyq on March 1, 2013 in Breastfeeding, Helpful Charts and Lists, Newborns, Nutrition |

Are you worried that your baby isn’t getting enough milk each day? Or are you worried that he’s getting too much? Thanks to weluvmoms.com, here’s a really helpful breakdown of how much breastmilk or formula your baby needs from birth until he’s 20 pounds.


Newborns – An Instruction Manual by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 1, 2013 in Babies, Breastfeeding, Newborns |

“Babies are tougher than we give them credit for: We’re about to go home from the hospital with our new little bundle. He is so sweet, such a champ! He’s really taken this whole being born thing in stride.” –CurlyQ’s Facebook status, August 2012   Newborns – An Instruction Manual Newborn babies are so little, […]

Tylenol and Motrin Dosing Information

Posted by mymommymentorcurlyq on February 25, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Helpful Charts and Lists, Illness, Newborns |

The Mommy Mentors are always searching for dosing information for Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen), especially when our children are very young. Below is the updated (2011) dosing information. Be sure to bookmark this page so when a middle-of-the-night fever rages, you’ll know just how much your sad baby will need. Click on the picture […]

Breastmilk and formula storage guidelines

Posted by mymommymentorcurlyq on February 25, 2013 in Babies, Breastfeeding, Helpful Charts and Lists, Newborns |

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