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MP 058 : Becoming a Parent

“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.”
~ Jim Gaffigan, Dad Is Fat

Babies are a joy. People will tell you that no one can describe what its like to be a parent and they are right! Parenthood is something that has to be experienced because you can’t explain it. God has this amazing way of combining an experience that is exciting, frustrating, amazing, and discouraging all at once. He does all this to form us into who He wants us to be which is the best version of ourselves. In this podcast we offer some encouragement, a dose of realism, and of course, practical advice in navigating the transition of being a married couple, to being parents.

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  1. Hi Mike and Alicia!
    Thanks so much for this podcast- I love listening to it and hearing your experiences and advice! You mentioned bedtime in this past one- what was the bedtime routine that worked for you and helped your kids fall asleep on their own? Also, if you have any advice for our situation, that would be great too!
    I’m a first time mom to a very easygoing and snuggly one year old who also happens to be a night owl. We’ve tried getting her into a routine several times to teach her to sleep on her own. She did great in a Rock-n’play- and was sleeping through the night there for awhile, but never slept in the crib very well. We tried cry-it-out about a month ago, and it went horribly. Consequently, I now have a one-year-old who still nurses to sleep, bed-shares with us, and cannot even nap on her own. I love bed sharing, but I need her to sleep at a decent time, would love the evenings with my husband. Plus, we are expecting a second baby next summer, so we have to get her out of the bed soon! I know you don’t run a sleep-consulting company, but if you have any advice or insights from your experience, I would really appreciate it! (Your mentioning that it took months sometimes gave me hope!)
    Thanks and God Bless,
    Jenny

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