The Dream 10

Now that we’ve had a baby for nearly 20 weeks, we’re basically experts in this whole parenting thing.


We do, however, have ten things that we’ve found helpful to our survival thus far… and here they are (just click on the images for more info):

What do you think?  Anything you agree can’t be lived without?  Anything we’re missing that we should add?

About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.


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9 Responses to The Dream 10

  1. Carrie Anderson Reichelt October 17, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    I LOVE Babywise! We used it with all 3 boys and Brandon slept through the night at 9 weeks, Caleb at 12 weeks (he was 3 1/2 weeks early though) and Andrew at JUST before 13 weeks (he was 5 1/2 weeks early). I think the only thing I’d add would be cloth diapers – not to use as diapers, but as burp cloths. Cause let’s face it – the ones you buy at the store don’t hold the amount of spit-up my babies created!

    • The Dreamers October 17, 2011 at 9:15 am #

      Burp cloths are a great suggestion, Carrie! Kenton has spit up exactly three times in his entire 4.5 months – so, that one slipped my mind! 🙂

      • Carrie Anderson Reichelt October 17, 2011 at 11:40 am #

        WOW! Only 3 times?! You are LUCKY!! Andrew pretty much spits up on cue once strapped in the carseat…or just after he eats…and he gives NO warning either. One minute your outfit is clean, the next it’s covered with spit-up!

  2. Leslie Means October 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    Yes YES to 1 and 2 on your list! I used almost all of these (or some form) with our two girls. Ouch – it makes my toes curl just thinking about nursing my baby girls again. I would throw in Lansinoh Nursing Pads! I tried a couple other brands and they could NOT compare to this one. Fantastic!!

    • The Dreamers October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

      Great suggestion, Leslie! I love that brand too.

  3. Carrie October 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Love the list! Just got a Aden and Anais cloth at Last Chance today … Can you believe it? They had several but since mine rare past the swaddling age, I just took one! Love BW with a bit of grace. All three of ours slept through the night by 11 weeks!

    • The Dreamers October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

      Ooo… Carrie, you should have stocked up for gifts! How much were they going for?

  4. Elena October 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Okay, we’re following your recommendations and got the nippy pads, diaper pail and good ole Jacques Le Peacock!


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