Babywise Success Stories Week 2011

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It is here! Babywise Success Stories Week 2011! We have some great stories for you this week. Get ready for a week jam packed with warm fuzzies. Thanks again to everyone who shared their story!

We will have several stories each day, so check back often.

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Ellyn
    July 14, 2011 / 7:35 PM

    Val,I just wanted to say thank you for posting such wonderful success stories. I LOVE reading them. And I just wanted to share with you the positive feelings I've had from reading each one. Last night I read all of them and it reminded me why I do Babywise. I live in Eugene, OR, a liberal, hippy town. I am the only one in my circle of friends who follows a routine. Every single friend of mine has done attachment parenting. I don't talk about Babywise with anyone because I can feel the negative vibes. As a result, as of late, I've felt very alone as a Babywise mother. To paint a picture, not long ago my son and I went swimming with my friends and their toddlers. (My son is 21 mo.) After swimming was done (11:30) all my friends wanted to go out to lunch. I told them it was time for my son's nap and that I needed to go home. I tried to explain it would be a not so nice lunchtime with a way overtired toddler. As I drove home I knew that they were all talking about me and my routine. I could tell they felt sorry for me. It's funny how I get the "oh, here we go again with the routine" vibe when I have to sit there with my mouth shut when I see a 2 year tearing at her mother's shirt to breastfeed on demand or when I see my friend's toddlers unable to sit still during story time at the library. I really just want to brag that my son has been STTN for 17 months while I listen to my attachment parenting friends tell me they've been up since 3 a.m. And sure, their toddlers can go out to lunch from noon to 2 but that's because they got up in the morning at 9 or 10 because they went to bed at 11 or midnight. Anyway, I guess I'm writing this to just say that the success stories this week have really lifted my spirits and have made me feel not so lonely. I am and always will be glad that I am a Babywise Mom. I just have to remind myself that I'm not alone and the benefits of having a well rested, smart, and well behaved son are far greater than being teased for my routine.

  2. Plowmanators
    July 28, 2011 / 5:04 AM

    So great to hear Ellyn! I am glad they have boosted your spirits.

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