EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO READ. This is why we went with Moby and Ergo, Article on baby carriers and how some of the most popular brands (baby b'jorn) can be terrible for your child's hips/bone development.
Dating Expectations for Boys: A Letter Every Mother Should Read to Her Son. I love that she takes her son on dates starting at age five. Not only to spend time with him, but to teach him HOW to date a girl.
Fill a glove with beans, pearled barley, rice, etc. Give a few pats and slip quietly away. This was a LIFESAVER when my daughter was an infant. I would nuke mine in the microwave to make it warm and helped soothe her too.