Thursday, November 9, 2017

Temporarily Out of the Office

Skye Denison-Boyd from Denise Swanson's Welcome Back to Scumble River series

Hi! For some reason I thought that I'd have a lot of time to catch up on things once I was on maternity leave. Those of you who have had babies are probably laughing at me right now. Anyway, trying to get used to being a new mother while living in a RV is tougher than I thought so instead of writing a long blog for you all, I'm giving away a signed copy of my latest adventure Dead in the Water. For a chance to win, leave a comment with your favorite tip for a new mom and your e-mail address.

27 comments:

  1. I have been watching a four month old little boy - my first grandson. The only advice I can give is sleep when they do.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Sleep when they do is great advice, also never turn down help and don't be afraid to ask for help when needed. Congrats on your new baby, you are beginning an amazing journey. amysue511 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I'm not a mother so.... I would say to sleep when they do, don't sweat the small stuff, and ask for help when you need it and accept it when it's offered. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. When I visited my niece when her baby was 6 weeks old, I told her when he goes down for a nap take your shower and a quick nap. She was always tired. Don't worry about big house cleaning that will come. Lois Rotella- rainonlois@aol.com

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  5. Nap whenever and wherever you can.
    Take any reasonable (no pedophiles or ax murderers, for example) offer of help.
    Dust doesn't spoil.
    Lighten up as best you can.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  6. I always recommend to sleep when the baby sleeps and to try to let go of the OCD/everything's got to look perfect stressor. legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  7. My sister in law had two boys 9 months apart and she excepted any help she could get from meals sent over ,baby sitting the other boy, washing done, shopping done. She made it through as she is pretty easy going and does lots for others in family. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  8. My tip would be to build a good support system. Everything's much easier with help! mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  9. Mary Lynette MillerNovember 9, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. For me the first few months were very stressful. He cried a lot so I cried a lot. He is 52 now so guess we made it. nettiem@toledotel.com

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  10. Accept all help when offered and sleep when they sleep! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  11. Don't be afraid to ask your mom for advice! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com she has experience.

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  12. Use paper plates for a bit (no dishes!) and buy lots of underwear. You can almost always find outer clothing, but clean underwear is a blessing. cheers at marjimmanor dot com

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  13. Keep the new baby in onesies 24-7. They're cheap & easy for quick spitup messes/diaper changes.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Just enjoy what you can and don't worry about the rest centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm not a Mom either, so no advice from me. Would really like to read "Dead In The Water".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Motherhood is not a competition.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  17. get them on a good sleep schedule! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Don't sweat the small stuff. Sleep when you can.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  19. I only have fur babies, so I'll just wish you luck. Thanks for the chance to win this book. nschwenkner (at)gmail ( dot) com

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  20. I only have fur babies. Nap when they do.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  21. Get plenty of sleep when you can. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Make sure you take care of you like napping when baby does. Don't skimp on your own meals --nursing moms shouldn't ever do that :) barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Never wake a sleeping baby! Let them sleep as much as they want. anajs95 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. Only listen with 1/2 an ear to everything you are told. There are somethings worthy of listening too and then there are the other. Also don't fret about things that don't get done. There will be time later after you have gotten back up on your feet and had that special bonding time with your new little bundle. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Sleep when they do and don't worry about what doesn't get done. It's more important to spend time with your baby & husband than having a clean house.

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  26. Sleep when the baby sleeps & have reliable family members & trusted friends lined up to babysit as needed. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. And the winner is: Marla Bradeen! Marla, check your e-mail for a message from me asking for your mailing address.

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