New Moms vs. OG Parents

Halfway to Hippy

Ah, parenting.  That special time in your life when unsolicited advice seems to hide in every shadow, popping out at you when you least expect it, catching you off guard and leaving you speechless.  When total strangers at the grocery store think it’s cool to ask you if you’re breastfeeding, or to tell you horror stories about their coworker’s cousin’s Rabbi’s son’s rash (ew).  The madness starts as soon as you’ve announced your pregnancy, and continues, well, forever after that.  That’s just the way it is.  More experienced moms (and dads) just can’t wait to share what worked for them – from swaddling to scheduling, from feeding to Ferberizing.  Note: these parents mean well; they want to help you succeed.  But as a new parent, it can be so overwhelming trying to catalog your ever-expanding encyclopedia of advice, especially when (gasp!) 50% of it completely contradicts the other 50%.  It’s impossible to know exactly…

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