Author Archives: AmyinMaine

Teething Terrors and Other Bedtime Stories

Your baby is finally sleeping more than 3 hours at a time, you’ve mastered diaper changes, nursing and the car seat , and you’ve learned to take a shower, eat three meals and check your email all in one day! You feel energized and are wearing the “I’m a super mom” grin on your face. […]

Deciphering Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral or Periocular dermatitis. If you’ve had it, you just shuddered a little. If you have it, you found this because you are searching for an answer. I don’t have answers, but I do have a story and hopefully mine will help shape yours. It started benign enough. A few spots around my left eye. […]

My Non-Toxic Baby

I’ve always been a health conscious consumer, but never to the extent I am now that I have a toddler running around. Trying to find non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate free, PVC free, formaldehyde free, organic anything for your child takes a lot of work. Some may say I’m a little obsessive about it, but after reading […]

Postpartum Healing

I’ve come full circle. I was pregnant for 41 weeks and my baby is now more than 41 weeks old. In the last month she’s become hyper mobile, talkative and is on the verge of walking. She turns when her name is called, she hugs and waves and turns the pages in her books. While […]

Natural Remedies for Common Infant Issues

I’ve worked in health care for the past 10 years and ironically I take little stock in what many traditional medicine prescribes. The best medicine is no medicine in my book. Sleep, healthy food, lots of clean water, exercise and sunlight are the best defense and treatment for almost anything that ails you. That said, […]

Go the F*ck to Sleep

In a box full of used baby books and toddler games, a friend gave us a timely read titled Go the F*ck to Sleep (click here for a version narrated by Samuel L. Jackson…no joke). Written and illustrated in the style of a childhood bedtime story, it also illustrates the reality of caring for a […]

What happens when a workaholic, socialite, athlete has a baby?

Pop Quiz. What does having a baby do to an outgoing, scheduled, socialite, workaholic, workout-aholic? A. Turns them into whiny, overtired, frustrated, anxious, lonely wreck. B. Causes a nervous breakdown C. Makes them slow down and reexamine their priorities D. Helps them let go E. All of the Above If you chose E. “all of the […]