When my husband and I welcomed our first child, we expected her to change our lives. Little did we know how MUCH she would change everything.

Livi was a high need baby who is now a busy, strong willed, and demanding high need toddler.

For the first 8 months of her life, we struggled trying to live a somewhat normal life. After more than a year, we are still not there.

While searching for information about high need babies, I came across Dr. Sears. His articles were eye opening and encouraging.

When I was in the thick of things with Livi, just reading or hearing that others were going through the same, was so unbelievably helpful and gave me so much hope.

But I noticed that there weren’t many stories from other parents out there. I would have loved to read more firsthand accounts.

Finally, I decided to share my own stories on this blog. Many are just descriptions of our life and our struggles; others include strategies or techniques we used. But please remember, what worked for us, might not work for you, so don’t give up.

I hope that through reading about our struggles, you will no longer feel so alone and isolated and also find some hope. Things will get easier eventually.