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Oh, Bleep!

On 06 April 2011 , tags: mothering 2 Comments

I've never really had much of a potty mouth. In fact, growing up it was kind of frowned upon in our house to even use the word butt. Shoot, crap, and frick were just replacement words for the worse ones, so those were nixed from our vocabulary as well. One time when I was 16 my mom threw out a ...

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Naptime Nonsense

On 04 April 2011 , tags: mothering 3 Comments

"Is your child a cat-napper? Does your baby fall asleep being fed, while in a car seat, sling, rocker, or someone's arms? When transferred to bed, does your baby then sleep 30 to 50 minutes?" Yes, Elizabeth Pantley, that is my child! Help me! I have actually skimmed her book The No-Cry Nap Solution, but seeing as how my baby doesn't take ...

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Mother Up!

On 03 April 2011 , tags: birth, mothering, pregnancy 0 Comments

It is that time of year again. Spring has finally arrived! It's the season of life. The flowers are in full bloom and it seems like every time I turn around another baby has been born. For the most part our yard has gotten neglected since we moved into our house two years ago. My husband has put all ...

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Top 10 things to do after your "due date"

On 01 April 2011 0 Comments

I was a serious nester. I was determined to have my house clean and organized when I got into the nesting mode while pregnant. As my "due date" approached, I wanted the kitchen to be clean every night before going to bed. I didn't want my midwives to come to a birth in my home with a dirty kitchen. ...

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Intuitive Mothering: A child with burns

On 31 March 2011 , tags: health, mothering 5 Comments

A 7 year old with the beginning signs of ADHD. Ulcerative colitis that plagued the 16 year old. A 7 month old suffering from spinal meningitis. An emergency appendectomy for the 12 year old. The 28 year old having emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy while the 26 year old has simultaneity developed a bad case of mastitis just days after the birth of her ...

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We don't live in a bubble.

On 29 March 2011 , tags: family, life, mothering 0 Comments

And here I was thinking that the only people who read my blog are a handful of my closest friends. Boy. Was. I. Wrong. I am guessing that if you are a mother with small children that the internet really became popular when you were between the ages of 10 and 20. I happened to be 15 when I ...

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No More Food Fights!

On 28 March 2011 , tags: children, food 0 Comments

I grew up eating delicious meals. My mom is an amazing cook. We always ate a variety of foods and gathered as a family at the kitchen table for our meals. I went on to marry a guy who loves all kinds of food. He eats everything I put in front of him. Of course, there was the one ...

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A Moby Giveaway

On 26 March 2011 0 Comments

Head on over to The Mommypotamus. She is doing a Moby Gift Set Giveaway for me. You surely don't want to miss out on this one! Want to know a little more about babywearing? Check out this post on babywearing or this one Moby Wraps!

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My Mommy's Milk is Best

On 26 March 2011 , tags: breastfeeding 0 Comments

A little Eli inspired poem for you today... My Mommy's Milk is Best I love my mommy's milk you see, because it is the very best for me. It's packed full of lipase, oxytocin, A, E, C, D, and K, endorphins, melatonin, prostaglandins, zinc, and DHA. I eat my milk at whatever time I choose, my mommy never does refuse. I eat in ...

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The thing about breastfeeding is....

On 21 March 2011 , tags: breastfeeding 1 Comments

It is... natural. pure. nourishing. inexpensive. bonding. beautiful. It is not... gross. obscene. lacking in anything. I always knew I was going to breastfeed my babies. I grew up watching my mom nurse. The earliest memory I have of her was when I was two and a half. She was nursing my little sister while sitting in a blue rocking chair eating crackers and ...

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