This post was my first post and is quite old. I updated it over the years, but now update the About Me page, linked at the top of the page.
Revised March of 2009
I am creating this blog in order to share my experiences with Babywise (BW). I do so to help people who are doing Babywise. I am not interested in debates, but I am happy to answer questions to the best of my ability. I think it is the best method for my family, but I am not a member of your family so I don't know what is best for yours.
My name is Valerie Plowman. I have a BS in English with an Emphasis on Technical Writing. My wonderful husband, Nate, and I have been married for five years. I have three beautiful children, Brayden who is almost four, Kaitlyn who is almost two, and McKenna who is a few days old. I am privileged to stay home and raise my children-I could not ask for a more rewarding career.
I started following On Becoming Babywise with Brayden when he was 9 weeks old. I had heard about it from a friend while I was pregnant, but never got around to getting the book until Brayden proved to be hard to get to sleep. I am forever grateful that he was as hard as he was. If not, I may not have turned to Babywise. Brayden soon became a model Babywise baby, and we have continued on in the series with Babywise II, Toddlerwise, and are just starting to implement Preschoolwise. Brayden is a polite, happy, and obedient three year old. Sure, we have our moments, but overall the toddler years have been nothing short of joyous. Brayden knows how to control himself and any behavioral problems we encounter are the result of some slacking in my parenting and are quickly and easily resolved after some minor reflection on my part.
With the wonderful results I saw in Brayden, I knew Babywise would be something I would apply to all of my children. I started Babywise with Kaitlyn at birth, including teaching her to self-soothe at one week. She had it down from the beginning. She has been such an easy baby, and while I know a lot of it is her disposition, I also am sure a lot has to do with the principles of Babywise. She has been an equally easy toddler up to this point. I have also started with McKenna at birth and have had nothing but good so far.
I love BW and know it is hard to find helpful BW info and help online, so I hope this blog can help anyone and everyone who needs it. Please post comments/questions! If you have a question that you don't see the answer to, please ask. I will do my best to answer. See Using This Blog for more on that.