Archive of ‘Attachment Parenting’ category

Favorite Pre-Schooler Book: “What Was I Scared Of?”

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There was a time when all we read were books about trucks. And cars. And occasionally trains. And while he still loves those types of books, Lucas now has more sophisticated taste. After all, he is now a pre-schooler. Right now he is on a Dr. Seuss kick. He LOVES “Green Eggs and Ham,””The Sneetches,” [...]

Don’t Cry It Out, Walk It Out!

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We’ve discovered a new trick that we just couldn’t help but share. If you’ve ever had one of those exhausting nights when your little one won’t sleep, and seems to just cry-cry-cry. You tried nursing, you tried a snack, a drink–everything your over-tired brain could conceive of. But nothing helps! Try this: hold the child [...]

5, 3, 1 Minute Warnings: How To Avoid Meltdowns

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Meltdowns can be embarrassing. As much as we know that it is not our fault as parents, or even our kiddo’s fault – that he is just tired, hungry, cranky or possibly all of the above and has a hang nail – it can still be embarrassing. I always try not to let it get [...]

Co-sleeping With Two: Embracing It And Loving It!

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Co-sleeping can be a challenge. As priceless as those snuggles are, adding an additional person to the bed can make for crammed quarters. When Liam was born we had one king bed and were already co-sleeping with Lucas. Of course I was worried about co sleeping with a baby and a toddler so I bought [...]

Happy New Year! My Goals….

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Happy New Year to all of you! We had a very calm New Year, home with the kids, who were up later than usual because of the fireworks, but then they finally passed out right before midnight and Jon and I watched the ball drop together. It was perfect. Calm and perfect.

Beyond The Sling: My Thoughts So Far

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I don’t have much time to read books these days, so I am very careful about the ones I select. I have two categories I choose from – parenting and work. Both things I feel like you can never learn too much about. Both things that are always changing and evolving. Right now, I am [...]

Big Two-Hearted Parents

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While Jenivieve has been recovering from the perfect, other-wordly birth of our second son, we’ve had a few major breakthroughs. First is, how can you possibly love another child as much as you do your beloved first son? And second, do I have to somehow pull love-juice from our first son in order to level [...]

Things I Didn’t Know Before I Became A Parent…

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The night we took Lucas home and laid down for bed, we were gazing into each other’s eyes. It was the most incredible, breathtaking experience. He was so alert, so into me, and I was so into him. It brought tears to my eyes, and I thanked him for choosing me to be his mommy. [...]

Restaurant Woes: Does Your Little One Let You Eat?

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Gosh it’s nice to have someone else do the cooking and cleaning. Heck, it’s even better to have someone cart all of your food to you and keep your drink topped off. What’s not so nice is having your not-so-thrilled little one throw a complete fit after only a few moments of peace at the [...]

21st Century Toddlers: When Should We Unplug?

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In today’s world, it’s hard to know what’s what. As if being a parent could be any more terrifying, now we’re met with all sorts of contrary reports. What’s “okay” for your little one on Monday may suddenly be linked to some disorder by Friday. Our job is to sift through the mayhem and find [...]

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