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Why My Eleven-Month-Old is (Mostly) Exclusively Breastfed

By | February 21, 2014

Here’s a post I never thought I’d write.  I’ve heard the saying “Food before one is just for fun,” lots of times, but I kind of snickered.  Really?  They obviously haven’t met my babies…. It’s true.  My older three kids all ate a significant amount before they were one.  My oldest (when I was still Read More

Is Co-Sleeping Dangerous?

By | October 29, 2013

Today we have a guest post from Trisha of Intoxicated on Life.  She’s addressing the recent PSAs stating the co-sleeping is dangerous, and the study that “proves” it.  Read on to separate fact from fiction! I saw a recent PSA showing the dangers of co-sleeping. A mother lay asleep on a couch, playfully awakened by Read More

To My Sons: How to Be Great Men in a Messed Up World

By | September 13, 2013

There have been a rash of blog posts addressing both boys and girls — mostly girls — since Miley Cyrus’ now infamous twerking at the recent music awards.  I know as little about that as possible (didn’t watch the video, don’t really know what twerking is).  But the instructions to boys and girls and the Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Why the Anti-Vaccine Movement Exists

By | August 26, 2013

  Image by USACE European District You should know right up front that this isn’t a research-based post.  I’m not trying to sway anyone to believe anything in particular about vaccines.  What I’m trying to do is explain to those who believe strongly in vaccines why there is an anti- vaccine movement in the first place. Read More

8 Ways to Help Our Children Bless Others

By | July 27, 2013

By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer Sometimes, as a mom, it’s easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day bustle of managing a household and raising children, that I forget to be intentional about character development.    One character quality I really want to develop in my children is a heart to serve and bless others.  I 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

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

9 Examples of Positive Discipline

By | May 28, 2013

It has been a long, hard road since I decided two years ago that I didn’t want to spank anymore.  It’s one thing to intellectually say “I don’t want to do this.”  It’s another thing to find yourself in the middle of a tough, frustrating situation and actually know what to do instead.  When you’re Read More

Is Formula Ever “Better” Than Breastfeeding?

By | April 4, 2013

First — please take note.  I am not writing this to insult formula-feeding mothers.  This isn’t a debate about what is “best” for any individual mother or child.  There are a lot of social and emotional factors that go into making the decision on how to feed your baby as well.  This post is intended Read More

How to Create a Peaceful Bedtime Routine for Little Ones

By | March 21, 2013

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer We all want the end of our days with our kids to be calm and peaceful but sometimes the stresses of the day can get in the way. By having a specific routine each night we can connect with our kids and make sure to end the day in a Read More

Why This Attachment Parent Let Her Baby Cry It Out

By | February 26, 2013

Image by Pedro Klein By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer I love attachment parenting. Co-sleeping, nursing on demand, baby-wearing, baby-lead weaning…it all just makes so much sense to me. Or at least it did. Until my daughter was born nine months ago. Our Son: The Perfect Candidate for Attachment Parenting I was about as gung-ho as Read More

Taming the Toy Tornado — Let’s Plan the Playroom

By | January 9, 2013

Daily Tip: Place items in the areas of your home where you’ll use them, to increase the chances that you’ll follow through. By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer The playroom. Out of all the rooms in my house, I am fairly certain it is the room I like least. I wish that weren’t the case. I have Read More

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