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Fostering Open Communication: The Key to a Drug-Free Child

By | September 22, 2014

It can be incredibly difficult to talk to children about drugs. We want to shelter them from the ugly world of drug use in the hopes that it will never touch their lives. The fact is that many children will be given the choice to take drugs at some point in their lives. Informed children Read More

10 Things You Should Say to Moms

By | June 19, 2013

Lately, there’s been a string of “things you shouldn’t say” posts.  I know — it makes everyone feel good to gripe, and these posts get a lot of traffic. They’re just so negative though.  When I read them, I usually think that about 80% of the things on the list are said by someone who doesn’t Read More

How to Judge Others

By | June 18, 2013

Last week I wrote a post all about Mommy Judgment on the internet.  It was pretty well received. But, there was one intriguing comment, from someone who told me I really ought to clean my floors before snapping a picture.  Apparently if my floors aren’t clean, she can’t take me seriously.  (I’d suggest to everyone Read More

If You’re Not a Perfect Mother, Don’t Miss This….

By | June 17, 2013

Are you perfect? Sometimes I wish I were.  Life would be so much easier!  I’d always know the right thing to say, I’d always be prepared for any situation, I’d be endlessly patient, I’d have all the answers…. Sometimes I act like I have all the answers anyway.  But I don’t. Who’s in the same boat Read More

Why is My Baby Crying? 9 Uncommon Reasons

By | June 15, 2013

Image by Amy Garrett Photography New moms are often exhausted, and uncertain.  Babies can cry from hardly at all, to seemingly all the time.  It’s hard on parents when babies cry a lot — we’re programmed to want to fix it and sometimes that’s not so easy.  After the usual changing, feeding, and sleeping have been Read More

Why People Judge Mommies on the Internet

By | June 14, 2013

When I first started blogging, over 3 1/2 years ago now, I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of Mommy Judgment I encountered.  When you put something out there, some people think it’s perfectly acceptable to lash out and judge it, sometimes very harshly.  I’ve been told I’m a terrible mother, my kids should be taken Read More

The Mothering “Cheat Sheet”

By | June 13, 2013

**This post contains affiliate links.** When my first baby was born, I moved through a haze of exhausted uncertainty.  Why was she crying?  What should I do about it?  What about diapers?  What about everything? I decided just two weeks before she was born that I wanted to try out cloth.  I had no idea where Read More

8 Ways to Use Less Sunscreen This Summer

By | June 11, 2013

Image by Robert S. Donovan  By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer We’ve been told for ages to slather ourselves and our children with sunscreen. We’ve grown to love the smell of Coppertone because it reminds us of summer and makes us feel nostalgic. And when we get that tube out of the drawer and open it up, Read More

If You’re NOT a Perfect Mother, Help is Here….

By | June 10, 2013

Are there any perfect mothers here? I’m certainly not raising my hand.  If you are, go ahead and skip this post, because it doesn’t apply to you.  (I’m being a bit silly — I think we all know we’re human and we make mistakes!)  If you’re not perfect, then you might want to keep reading. Read More

Why It’s Okay to Indoctrinate Your Kids

By | June 7, 2013

These days, everyone’s constantly up in arms about something.  Something’s going wrong, someone’s hurting someone else, this or that corporation or group or the mother down the street…they are messing us up! One complaint that I see often is how wrong it is to “indoctrinate” our children.  This is especially aimed at religious people.  “We need Read More

Do You Wish You Had a Motherhood Manual?

By | June 5, 2013

Motherhood is hard.  We all have good days (when we might feel like “I totally got this…when is the Mother of the Year committee going to call?“) and bad days (when we might think “My kids are going to hate me and be in therapy forever…”).  We have all been on both extremes. Many of Read More

Gentle AP Method for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep

By | May 31, 2013

I have had four babies. I have had babies who slept well, and babies who slept terribly.  I have been crazy sleep-deprived, and sleeping most nights.  And I have learned a lot about teaching babies to sleep. The first thing you should know is that I generally subscribe to “Attachment Parenting.”  I don’t let my babies Read More

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