Blog Changes

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Over the last few days, I have been working like crazy to try to get a more reasonable response time to comments. As I have done so, looking at the white text on the brown background started giving me a headache, so I decided it was time for another blog make-over. Hopefully the black text on white background will be more eye-friendly.

I also added a feature called “linkwithin.” It automatically pulls up posts that you might like and adds them to the bottom of each post. I have no control over what it posts, so I am not sure how relevant it will be. We will watch and see 🙂


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. Kristy Shreve Powers
    December 2, 2009 / 10:18 PM

    Thanks for the text change! I find it much easier to read. I love the new top banner.

  2. Heather
    December 2, 2009 / 10:22 PM

    Yes, this is much easier to read and I like the new colour scheme!

  3. Mrs. Haid
    December 2, 2009 / 10:36 PM

    Love it!

  4. Meg
    December 2, 2009 / 10:43 PM

    Wow the blog looks fantastic! I can't believe what a huge difference such a small change made! It's definitely a lot easier to read 🙂

  5. Jan
    December 2, 2009 / 11:08 PM

    love love love the changes! certainly easier on the eye. thank you for all you do. i've learned so much from your posts and you helped me make it through the first four months with ease!

  6. SmlTwnLdy
    December 3, 2009 / 2:15 AM

    Thank you for changing the text color and background! I read a feed so I didn't notice until I tried finding an old post on your blog. I copied and pasted into Word so I could read the blog post 🙂

  7. Lonica
    December 3, 2009 / 2:23 AM

    I agree, the change is a good improvement. I've loved reading back through the archives–you're blog is a wealth of awesome information–but it does tend to give me a headache.

  8. Bobbie
    December 3, 2009 / 2:30 AM

    I love the new look!

  9. Plowmanators
    December 3, 2009 / 6:01 AM

    I am glad you all like it! You never know how change is going to be received…

  10. Brie
    December 3, 2009 / 6:49 AM

    I really love this blog and the change looks good. However, I read this blog from my phone AND use it as a late night resource, and I can't read it now. For some reason I only get the black background and can not see the writing in your post or the words of readers' comments. I've had this problem with other black background blogs.

  11. Brandon & Kelly
    December 3, 2009 / 10:38 AM

    I'm having the same issue as Brie (black background and black writing). However, I read your blog on our laptop not a phone.

  12. bradysmom
    December 3, 2009 / 1:34 PM

    It looks great! O love the top picture. Good job and thanks for all that you do!

  13. Susanne
    December 3, 2009 / 1:42 PM


  14. Stacey
    December 3, 2009 / 3:51 PM

    LOVE the changes!!! I had trouble reading the light font on the dark background. This is SO helpful! Thanks so much for the investment of time you put into helping the rest of us with Babywise, etc. It's such a blessing!

  15. Becky
    December 3, 2009 / 8:09 PM

    I'm so glad you changed this. When you changed to the white text awhile ago, I thought about saying something, but I didn't. It was definitely hard to read – but it obviously wasn't terrible since I kept reading 🙂 Thanks for all your advice and opinions – this is one of the few blogs I follow. My little guy is 15 months, and this has been such a great resource from day 1. Blessings to you and your family!

  16. Julie Weber
    December 4, 2009 / 9:32 PM

    much improved. awesome, thanks!

  17. Rochelle
    December 5, 2009 / 3:53 PM

    Love the new look ~ very stylish and easy to read! 🙂

  18. Plowmanators
    December 15, 2009 / 6:28 PM

    Brie and Brandon & Kelly,You must have a block for images? The blog background is actually white–but it is an image.I changed the main blog background to white shortly after you commented. Hopefully you can see it now.

  19. Plowmanators
    December 15, 2009 / 6:29 PM

    I am glad y'all like the new look!

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